Yesterland Club Buzz
Lightyear’s Above the Rest

Club Buzz at Tomorrowland Terrace, Disneyland

Photo by Allen Huffman, 2001

The sign reads, “Club Buzz, Lightyear’s Above the Rest.”

Let’s start with the obvious question. Why is there an apostrophe?


Perhaps the apostrophe indicates a contraction, and the phrase means “Lightyear is above the rest.”

Then again, an apostrophe and an “s” can make a noun or proper noun possessive, so the meaning could be “Above the Rest, owned by Lightyear.”

Surely, this fine establishment did not make the common mistake of inserting an errant apostrophe before an “s” for pluralization.

Club Buzz at Tomorrowland Terrace, Disneyland

Photo by Allen Huffman, 2001

Umbrellas, tables, and the stage in the “down” position

The apostrophe really doesn’t matter. What matters is that you could spend all day here—breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner, daytime entertainment, evening entertainment, and even dancing.

Let’s start with breakfast.

Club Buzz at Tomorrowland Terrace, Disneyland

Photo by Allen Huffman, 2005

Club Buzz breakfast menu

Club Buzz at Tomorrowland Terrace, Disneyland

Photo by Allen Huffman, 2002

Decor above the quick-service windows

Club Buzz at Tomorrowland Terrace, Disneyland

Photo by Allen Huffman, 2005

Sunrise Breakfast

Looks good, eh? The $6.99 breakfast at Club Buzz even includes a breakfast beverage. Usually that means coffee, but for some people that means a tall Diet Coke.

Club Buzz at Tomorrowland Terrace, Disneyland

Photo by Allen Huffman, 2001

Morning and afternoon show times

The daytime show is Calling All Space Scouts… a Buzz Lightyear Adventure. According to the official park website, here’s what to expect:

Be dazzled by a hilarious action-packed show hosted by our favorite space-age hero, Buzz Lightyear.

  • Buzz appears along with his co-stars Space Cadet Starla, the Little Green Men from outer space and the nefarious Emperor Zurg
  • This musical space odyssey is presented several times daily
  • Accompanied by an out-of-this-world food menu

Club Buzz at Tomorrowland Terrace, Disneyland

Photo by Allen Huffman, 2005

Keep off

Club Buzz at Tomorrowland Terrace, Disneyland

Photo by Allen Huffman, 2001

Space Cadet Starla

Club Buzz at Tomorrowland Terrace, Disneyland

Photo by Allen Huffman, 2001

Kids sit in front

Club Buzz at Tomorrowland Terrace, Disneyland

Photo by Allen Huffman, 2001

The Little Green Men, Space Cadet Starla, and Buzz Lightyear himself

Club Buzz at Tomorrowland Terrace, Disneyland

Photo by Allen Huffman, 2001

Emperor Zurg

So far, you’ve had breakfast and you’ve seen a show. Are you ready for lunch? If you’re not hungry yet, take a ride on the nearby Autopia Presented by Chevron first.

Try the Solar Fried Chicken Basket or the Cosmic Fish Basket. The chicken isn’t really fried by the sun, and the fish is from Earth’s oceans, not from the cosmos beyond Earth. But they’re both pretty good.

Club Buzz at Tomorrowland Terrace, Disneyland

Photo by Allen Huffman, 2004

Service windows

Club Buzz at Tomorrowland Terrace, Disneyland

Photo by Allen Huffman, 2004

What looks good to you?

Unless you eat very slowly, you’ll probably want to spend time somewhere else before the evening entertainment begins.

Then catch Papa Doo Run Run, a California surf band. Perhaps you remember Papa Doo Run Run as Disneyland’s “celebrity house band” from 1975 to 1990.

Club Buzz at Tomorrowland Terrace, Disneyland

Photo by Allen Huffman, 2005

Evening entertainment too

Club Buzz at Tomorrowland Terrace, Disneyland

Photo by Allen Huffman, 2005

Papa Doo Run Run on the Club Buzz stage

Club Buzz at Tomorrowland Terrace, Disneyland

Photo by Allen Huffman, 2005

The Club Buzz stage, descending at the end of a set

Club Buzz at Tomorrowland Terrace, Disneyland

Photo by Allen Huffman, 2005

The Club Buzz stage, all gone!

Club Buzz at Tomorrowland Terrace, Disneyland

Photo by Allen Huffman, 2005

Sharing the stage with Papa Doo Run Run at night

Come back after dark for dancing. Catch another set from Papa Doo Run Run. If you don’t want to dance yourself, hang around until the characters dance.


Club Buzz—Lightyear’s Above the Rest Restaurant opened at Tomorrowland in Disneyland Park on June 30, 2001.

Club Buzz was one of many updates to Tomorrowland Terrace, which had opened July 2, 1967—with quick-service food windows, open-air dining tables, a dance floor, and a space-age ascending/descending bandstand for live entertainment. Despite numerous name changes, renovations, decor updates, and new menus, it’s still essentially the same today as it was more than 50 years ago.

The names have been:

  • Coca-Cola Refreshment Garden (announced name prior to opening)
  • Coca-Cola Tomorrowland Terrace (beginning July 1967)
  • Tomorrowland Terrace, Hosted by Coca-Cola (beginning 1987)
  • Tomorrowland Terrace (beginning 1998)
  • Club Buzz—Lightyear’s Above the Rest (beginning June 2001)
  • Tomorrowland Terrace (beginning September 2006)
  • Galactic Grill (beginning November 2015)
Toy Story 2 show at Tomorrowland Terrace, Disneyland

Photo by Chris Bales, 2000

Tomorrowland Terrace in 2000, before Club Buzz

The 1998 version of the Tomorrowland Terrace bandshell had a different top. Although there was a show based on Toy Story 2 (1999) in 2000, it was not yet Club Buzz.

Club Buzz at Tomorrowland Terrace, Disneyland

Photo by Werner Weiss, 2013

Tomorrowland Terrace stage topper after the end of Club Buzz

In 2006, Club Buzz reverted back to its previous name, Tomorrowland Terrace.

Club Buzz at Tomorrowland Terrace, Disneyland

Photo by Werner Weiss, 2013

Impressive at night, with the stage in its descended position

Club Buzz at Tomorrowland Terrace, Disneyland

Photo by Werner Weiss, 2016

Star Wars overlay that began in 2015

In November 2015, as part of Disneyland’s “Season of the Force” promoting Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the Tomorrowland Terrace was renamed the Galactic Grill. Star Wars-themed menu items included the Jedi Order Grilled Chicken Sandwich and the First Order Specialty Burger. Desserts included the Darth by Chocolate parfait and The Pastry Menace.

It’s still the Galactic Grill.

But it’s probably safe to say there will be another name change in the future.


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