It’s no surprise why Toy Story Mania! is one of the most popular attractions at Disney’s Hollywood Studios ®. From the moment you walk into the Pixar Studios area you’re transported to the world of Toy Story, beginning with the “Barrel of Monkeys” strewn over the walkway. But it’s the ride’s queue that will really put you in the movie, and a smile on your face.
The Toy Story Mania! queue feels like you’re walking into a giant retro toy box. As you enter you are immediately reduced down to toy size. Both young and old will smile at the assortment of giant toys, games and playthings that adorn the walls including massive Crayola crayons, Candyland, Chutes and Ladders, Playing Cards, Tinkertoys, Viewmaster reels, Checkers, Little Golden Books, Blocks and much more. The adults will especially love reminiscing about the toys they used to play with when they were younger.
As you look around at all of the playthings you’ll notice a very large Animatronic Mr. Potato head standing at the end of the main queue room. This sophisticated Animatronic is able to interact with guests, follow them with his eyes, tell jokes, sing and even pick out people in the crowd for special attention. Occasionally one of his body parts will fall off, just like they do in the films! This of course makes everybody laugh and keeps the wait for the ride quick and enjoyable.
After winding your way through the toy-filled queue you will need to grab a pair of 3D glasses and head to the loading area. You’ll then enter the ride vehicles, which sit four. Each seat comes with a spring-action shooter and scoring screen. The shooters move up and down and rotate left and right to ensure you hit every target!
After a trial round in the Pie Throw section of the ride you’ll enter several other areas including Rex and Trixie’s Dino Darts, Green Army Men Shoot Camp, Buzz Lightyear’s Flying Tossers, Woody’s Rootin’ Shootin’ Gallery and Woody’s Bonus Roundup and try to hit he most targets with your shooter. Each game is 30 seconds long and at the end the final points are tallied and each player gets to see how well they did. You can even see the virtual prize you won.
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