Difficult to believe that it is 5 years since the very popular Toy Story Midway Mania attraction opened in Disney’s California Adventure Park.
Here is a look back to the Disney podcast from when Disney Toy Story Mania first opened on June 17th 2008.
For those of you who haven’t seen the attraction it is a 4D shooting’ game designed to capture all the fun of a traditional fair ground target shooting game. Guests board 4 person vehicles (with 2 people back to back), put on 3D glasses, and spin around the target games trying to score as many points as possible.
There are 6 different scenes to shoot at!
Pie Throw Practice Booth
Hamm & Eggs
Rex and Trixie’s Dino Darts
Green Army Men Shoot Camp
Buzz Lightyear’s Flying Tossers
Woody’s Rootin’ Tootin’ Shootin’ Gallery
Not sure why but I always like the Green Army Men part best.
The mechanism for actually shooting the targets is a movable ‘gun’ which has a pull string trigger. I know this is my overly competitive nature but it does get tiring to keep pulling that string!
The Toy Story Midway Mania attraction is believed to have cost $80 million to design and build.
One thing which would most definitely improve the Toy Story Mania attraction in Disney California Adventure Park is a Fast Pass. They have one in Disney Hollywood Studios and I really wish they would add one in California. Even at the slowest times the line seems to take a long time – and when it is busy then say goodbye to at least 60 minutes of your time to stand in line. I am guessing that the reason why there isn’t a Fast Pass is because the space for actually waiting in line is limited. Adding a Fast Pass line may not be possible as there simply wouldn’t be enough space for this and a stand by line.
Is Disney Toy Story Midway Mania one of your favorite attractions? Leave me a comment below:
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Alison Meacham is the founder of EverythingMouse Disney Blog. For over 15 years she has shared her love of Disney Parks, Disney Cruises and Universal Orlando. In over 30 years of Disney Travel she has spent countless months in Disney Parks and has sailed on over 45 cruises. A British native and now a United States resident she splits her time between California, Florida and the UK. And spends a serious amount of time sailing the seven seas. She helps over 200,000 people per month follow their Disney travel dreams.