The world knows him and loves him! Buzz Lightyear is a legendary character from the Toy Story franchise, created by Pixar Animation Studios. This hilarious and iconic action figure has captured the hearts of both children and adults alike, thanks to his heroic space adventures and endearing personality. Fans from all over the world travel to Disney Parks to meet Buzz and experience his attractions.
Unfortunately, it looks like Buzz may have suffered from a pretty serious accident at one of the Disney Parks recently, making his appearance slightly horrific.
Buzz Lightyear Becomes Park Mainstay
Buzz Lightyear made his debut in the 1995 animated film Toy Story, in which he was voiced by the talented actor Tim Allen. In the movie, Buzz believes he is a real space ranger, unaware that he is just a toy. Buzz, alongside his best buddy Woody, goes on an incredible adventure unlike any other. With his catchphrase, “To infinity and beyond!” Buzz quickly became a fan favorite.
Buzz Lightyear’s popularity extends beyond the silver screen. At Walt Disney World Resort, visitors can meet and greet Buzz in person. Guests can also entertain themselves at the Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin attraction. This interactive ride takes guests on a mission to defeat the evil Emperor Zurg alongside Buzz himself. Over at Disneyland Resort, Buzz Lightyear fans can get their fix at Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters.
Buzz Lightyear Suffers Injury
Unfortunately, fans traveling to Disney to experience Buzz Lightyear in his full glory were instead met with a slightly horrifying sight. New photos have been circling on the internet showing the Buzz Lightyear animatronic in bad shape. By the looks of it, his arm has been broken, or at least badly injured.
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It is unclear as to what could have caused this problem. Due to the severity of the issue, it is very likely that Disney will be repairing it right away. Feel better, Buzz!