New Buzz Lightyear Face Character Rockets into Disneyland

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Just in time for the the new film, Lightyear, which offers an origin story to the one and only Buzz Lightyear, Disneyland Resort is introducing its newest face character, Buzz Lightyear.

Buzz Lightyear face character now appearing at Disneyland Resort Photo Credit: Doctor Disney

This is a change from the character that can normally be seen around Walt Disney World and the Disneyland Resort who looks like the character from the animated classic Toy Story series, voiced by Tim Allen.

Buzz Lightyear at the Walt Disney World Resort Photo Credit: Blog Mickey

Lightyear gives viewers the backstory on beloved toy, Buzz Lightyear. In the film, he is voiced by Chris Evans. The film was released into theaters on June 17, 2022.

In typical fashion, Disneyland Resort gets the newest characters from the newest films for character meet and greets. The same can be said for Mirabel from Encanto who still has yet to make her appearance at the Walt Disney World Resort.

This new Buzz Lightyear meet and greet takes place is Tomorrowland in Disneyland Park. Comments online are varied on the reaction to the newest Disney face character with people on Disney Doctor’s Facebook saying the character, “looks like Prince Eric with an astronaut suit on” and “Buzz Lightyear is not a face character.”

I, for one, am torn on this new Buzz Lightyear. I love the tie into the movie, but is now the animated Buzz Lightyear not going to make appearances throughout the park as well. Perhaps this is a limited experience offered to hype up the movie. He does looks like Prince Eric with an astronaut suit on, though.

The new Buzz Lightyear face character is now appearing in Tomorrowland in Disneyland Park. No word on when this character meet and greet will come to the Walt Disney World Resort. Will you be going to meet Buzz Lightyear? Let us know in the comments!


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