Toy_Story_ManiaAttention Disney lovers! If you’re a fan of the highly popular Toy Story Mania! attraction at Hollywood Studios, there’s about to be a few changes coming in May. New characters from the soon-to-be-released Disney Pixar film “Toy Story 3” are being added to the joyful, toy-full adventure of Toy Story Mania! In addition to playing with new characters in Toy Story Mania! there will be opportunities for up-close fun with the all-new characters from “Toy Story 3”.

Starting in late May, the famous characters of Toy Story 1 and 2 will be joined by a whole new set of characters from the new Disney Pixar film, Toy Story 3. New game greeting guests, “Rex and Trixie’s Dino Darts,” invite riders to shoot their virtual darts at all-new balloon targets in a primeval world filled with volcanoes and lava balloons.

As in the original Toy Story Mania attraction, game players are welcomed by Rex (the nervous Tyrannosaurus rex) and now will be met with Trixie (a blue Triceratops and one of the toy characters from the new film) cheering them on. The new game, which replaces “Bo Peep’s Baaaa-loon Pop”

Other changes include: The “Hamm & Eggs” game will now be hosted by Hamm and Buttercup (a toy unicorn with heart-shaped nostrils). Also, in the prize scene, Trixie, Buttercup, Dolly (a doll), Mr. Pricklepants (A leadhosen-clad hedgehog) and one other surprise—all from Toy Story 3—will appear with Woody and Jessie.Sue Bryan, Senior Show Producer, Director, and Walt Disney Imagineering, said, “Our number-one goal in creating Toy Story Mania! was to come up with game-play challenges appropriate for all guests, from little kids to serious gamers. I love that we are keeping things fresh and new by adding these great new friends and fun to join some of the most popular characters of all time.”

Toy Story Mania—the 4-D interactive ride-game is extremely popular with Walt Disney World guests. The high-energy adventure puts players squarely in the action as their game play triggers surprises that deliver a fourth dimension of fun. Toy Story Mania! Engages guests in a whole new way with delightful characters of “Toy Story” and “Toy Story 2”

Designed by Walt Disney World Imagineering and inspired by the “Toy Story “movie, the original Toy Story Mania! officially opened on May 31st, 2008. At the time park guests wore 3-D glasses and boarded spinning vehicles that traveled through virtual environments. Since it’s opening, Toy Story Mania! Has been one of the most popular and most frequented rides in Hollywood Studios. And now with the newest additions to the attraction and the fourth dimension capabilities, Toy Story Mania! is sure to continue its popular reign.