Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast opened ten years ago, on 8 April 2006. Continue reading “Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast turns ten!”
Le Visionarium was a Circle-Vision film in Discoveryland. It opened along with the rest of Disneyland Paris in 1992 and featured for the first time a 360° film combined with Audio-Animatronics.
According to the story, Timekeeper sends a hovering robot called 9-Eyes back through time and projects all the images she records on the 360° screens in Le Visionarium. 9-Eyes travels from the Jurassic age to the Renaissance and even to the future along with the visionary Jules Verne.
The attraction featured a memorable soundtrack composed by Bruce Broughton.
On 5 September 2004 it closed permanently to make way for Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast.
9-Eye was an Animatronic character in the popular Circle Vision attraction Le Visionarium. In the attraction story, she is send back in time by the Timekeeper so she can transfer live images from the era she is send back to. Le Visionarium opened in 1992 along with the rest of the Disneyland Park attractions and was later copied to Walt Disney World and Tokyo Disneyland.
In 2004 Le Visionarium in Disneyland Paris closed and was two years later replaced by Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast, the popular interactive dark ride.
As an homage to the original attraction, Imagineers hid the 9-Eye animatronic in the very first scene of Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast, but unlit, so she was only visible when using a flash.
Now a dim light is lighting her up so that guests who really pay attention will notice a bronze shape in the corner of the first Laser Blast scene.
Can you spot 9-Eye in this photo? (Click to enlarge)