This is the first time that Walt Disney Imagineering has created an attraction for two Disney Parks simultaneously. Toy Story Mania! opens June 17 at Disneyland Resort in Southern California and it opened May 31 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in Florida.
The ride-attraction challenges guests to hit interactive targets with spring-action shooters.
At Toy Story Mania! every guest gets to experience life at the size of a toy. So in Andy’s room, a 5-foot-6 inch person will feel about 14″ tall.
It has been estimated that, each day, guests could break more than one million virtual plates playing the games with the spring-action shooters.
Each spring-action shooter has a limitless supply of projectiles for unlimited fun.
In each of the Midway games, there is at least one “Easter egg” – a target that can trigger the appearance of bonus, high-value targets and other changes in the scene.
Riders in the Sky, the award-winning group that wrote the songs that Mr. Potato Head performs as part of the attraction, is the same group that wrote “Woody’s Roundup” for the “Toy Story” feature films.
It would take 5,026 toy soldiers lined up end-to-end to make up the total track length.
This is the first attraction designed by Walt Disney Imagineering that required the Imagineers to wear 3-D glasses to art direct all the black-light paint elements.
It takes more than 150 computers communicating over multiple networks throughout the attraction to create the show that responds to every pull of a guest’s spring-action shooter and to every move of their midway tram.
More time was spent programming Mr. Potato Head than any other Audio-Animatronics figure ever created by Walt Disney Imagineering.
Mr. Potato Head is able to say more lines of dialogue than any Audio-Animatronics figure ever created by Walt Disney Imagineering.
Mr. Potato Head is the first Audio-Animatronics figure that can remove a body part and re-attach it (he does this with his ear).
The Mr. Potato Head Audio-Animatronics figure has new, highly-expressive and animated eyes that can look directly at a particular guest in the queue when speaking to him/her.
Mr. Potato Head is the first Audio-Animatronics figure whose mouth appears to form words and vowel sounds as it moves.
Toy Story Mania! marks the first time that Woody and Buzz Lightyear appear together in a ride-through attraction, and they’re joined by some of their friends from the Disney•Pixar “Toy Story” films.
Watch out for loose change in the prize scene – Hamm is carrying more than $6 in coins when his cork pops.
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