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Here are some details emerging on Toy Story Mania at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, opening soon: -The vehicles for the attraction willÂ be called “Toy Story Trams” and will be equipped with “Spring Action Shooters”. -Each vehicle will feature the name and picture of a different Toy Story filmÂ character. -The inside queue will reportedlyÂ carry on the theme of the real-lifeÂ Pixar Studios. -A new Pixar Studio Store will be located on Pixar Place, selling a lot of merchandise from the new attraction and other Disney-Pixar films. While none of the previous notesÂ are confirmed, they are all highly likely. Stay tuned to WDW News Today as more information on Toy Story Mania becomes available.
The latest in the line of “living characters” at Walt Disney World (Such as Muppet Mobile Labs, Lucky the Dinosaur, and Mr. Potato Head) will be debuting soon at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Rumors are swirling that a living character of Wall-E from the upcoming Disney-Pixar film of the same name will begin roaming the streets of Pixar Place within a few weeks. Stay tuned to WDW News Today as more info becomes available on this story.
To hear the Orlando Sentinel’s review and see a short video highlighting the new Block Party Bash parade at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, head on over to this link. Even though guest reviews have been mixed, the Sentinel has nothing but good things to say.
Here is a video previewing the upcoming Toy Story Mania attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, scheduled to open “summer” 2008: The video features the ride vehicles in motion and gives you a pretty good idea of how the spring action cannons operate. Rumors suggest soft-openings for the attraction should begin by April 2008, with an expected opening sometime near Memorial Day weekend.
For complete coverage of the first public showing of the new Block Party Bash parade/show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, head on over to Epcot Servo’sÂ coverage HERE. The parade runs the opposite route of the now defunct Stars and Motorcars Parade, as it starts on Hollywood Blvd. and makes its way to the Star Tours area, making two lengthy stops along the way. We will have our review and explanationÂ of the parade in the news and rumors section of episode 34 of the WDW News Today podcast.
Here is yet another piece of concept art for Toy Story Mania, scheduled to open “Summer” 2008 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios: This will be the image used for Guide Maps and other promotional materials, it is not a true to life representation of the attraction. The fact that this image has leaked onto the web is yet another indication that the attraction may be in soft-openings by mid-April 2008. Stay tuned for more on Toy Story Mania as we get closer to a possible attraction opening.
It appears that the final performance of the Stars and Motorcars Parade at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be Saturday March 8, 2008, not March 9th as originally reported. The reason for the change seems to be that the new Block Party Bash parade is ready ahead of schedule and will make it’s first “soft” performance at 3pm on Sunday March 9, 2008. WDW News Today will have coverage of both of these parades throughout the weekend into Monday, be sure to stay tuned for more details on these two major events.
From OrlandoSentinel.com: On Sunday morning, Disney had a media preview, of sorts, for two coming-soon attractions at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. We didn’t get to go inside the Toy Story Mania! building, it’s not quite ready for the “hard-hat” tour even. But we did get some official details that had previously been whispered about. After that presentation by Imagineer Chrissie Allen, we watched a live snippet of the Block Party Bash parade show, which is being transferred from California Adventure park in Anaheim. OK, for those of you behind on Toy Story Mania!: it’s a dark ride, set for a “summer” opening in the area that previously housed Who Wants to Be a Millionaire — Play It! The exterior is definitely [...]
Here are some notable news bites from the annual passholder publication, The Mickey Monitor: -In Toy Story Mania at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, vehicles will make full stops at various booths, giving guests a little more time to experience each of the attractions various shooting games. -As stated a few months ago, some of the Toy Story ManiaÂ attraction’s show scenes will feature special effects that are activated as you hit various targets, such as blasts of air and water. -Dates for Annual Passholder previews of Toy Story Mania should be announced soon. Stay tuned to WDW News Today for more information. -Annual Passholders can purchase discount tickets and get VIP fireworks seating during some upcoming Pirate and Princess Parties at the [...]
News has been slow about the upcoming Toy Story Mania attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, but here are some small bits of information we have been able to pick up on: -The new Pixar Place area is expected to be open sometime between March 20 and April 1, 2008. -Soft Openings for Toy Story Mania are expected to begin between April 15 and May 1, 2008. -The official opening of the attraction should be during the second week of June at both Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World and Disney’s California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort. We will try to provide more on the attraction as we get closer to opening day. None of the notes above have been [...]