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|Opening Date: May 31st, 2008|
|Ride Length: 6.5 minutes||Minimum Height: N/A|
|Handicapped Access: ECV users must transfer to a regular wheelchair. Video captioning and handheld captioning available.|
|Fastpass: Yes||Rider Swap: Yes|
|Attraction Type(s): Ride Through, Interactive Movie|
Toy Story Midway Mania is an interactive 3D ride where you are in a strange new type of ride car with a laser gun on the front. You move between screens where you’ll see characters from Toy Story holding up targets or objects that you fire at.
Unlike traditional Disney rides where you are in a forward facing ride car, you sit back to back facing left or right of the car. The car then goes down different alleyway/isles. On either side are large 3D screens. You have to shoot at a range of targets on the screens. In concept, its similar to Buzz Lightyears Space Ranger Spin, but with a radically different implementation of the ride vehicles and targets. The quality of the screens and CGI used for the 3D is excellent and allows you to see the Toy Story characters in full 3D HD.
Unlike other shooting games, where you push a button on a laser gun, in Toy Story Midway Mania, you have a rope on the back of the gun, and with each tug, it fires a virtual arrow, water gun, or whatever is being used for the particular screen you're on. You'll find at tomes you are even firing pies and eggs!
As you finish each scene, the ride car shoots off down the end, round a corner and to the next set of screens, where you get a new challenge. Of course your score is also being recorded so you can gloat or moan at your other half at the end!
Kids and Adults will love this ride. It's fast become one of the parks busiest attractions, and we recommend you take advantage of the fastpass system to avoid queuing. Standby times usually shoot up to 30-50 minutes within about 10 minutes of the park opening and remain high all day. If you're after a fastpass, they are usually distributed until around 11AM, after that they are sold out. It's a very popular attraction!