What is Aldrin's connection to Disney? He was present for many space-related special events at the Disney Parks, including the 2003 opening of EPCOT'S Mission: SPACE, and he "appeared" as himself on the "Space Cadet" episode of Disney's Recess. But his most impressive Disney connection is that he was the inspiration for Buzz Lightyear!! What a cool thing to be able to tell your grandchildren!!
I love this quote by Aldrin:
"Mickey transcends being just a character; he's a symbol of the magnitude of the entire Disney dynasty. He could have faded with time, but he has been appropriately maintained. That Disney has been able to keep the integrity of its legend, Mickey, throughout all these generations is a real achievement." - Space Traveler Buzz Aldrin
Happy Birthday Buzz Aldrin!!
To Infinity And Beyond!!