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Here are some picture updates of the new Toy Story Midway Mania attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, officially opening on May 31, 2008: The new Hollywood Studios map with the Toy Story Midway Mania promotional art on the cover debutedÂ last weekend. (Despite what some other websites argued about the image being concept art) Despite the signage that says Pixar Studios, the new area is being called Pixar Place officially. The back of the map also received a change, switching to promote a new water resistant camera and Voyage of the Little Mermaid. The attraction has been operating Fastpass for about a week now, certainly not without some issues to be resolved. Here is a look at the loading area from [...]
Just wanted to take a moment to clear up two rumors about the future of Disney’s Hollywood Studios: -The space next to Toy Story Midway Mania (known as sound-stage 1) is not being prepared for Pixar Place area expansion at this time. As we reported in April, the space will be the merchandise location for Star Wars Weekends at the Studios beginning in June. I even took a peek inside the studio this week to be sure, and all that I saw were boxes and shelves full of merchandise. -Of course there has been another leak about the new Star Tours attraction in development (as if there was any doubt this was happening) this week. From what I have been [...]
Hello everybody, Tom Corless here reporting from the Walt Disney World Resort in Orland, Florida. It has been a fun and hectic nine days here, but I’ll be returning home to New York tomorrow evening. I apologize for the lack of news lately, but here are some tidbits to tide you over until we are fully operational again on May 29. -Toy Story Midway Mania was operating perfectly at Disney’s Hollywood Studios the first few days of my vacation, but has suffered greatly from the addition of the fastpass system this past weekend. The stand-by line moved very fast prior to the changes, but wait times after the changes went up to 2 hours in length, despite what the estimated [...]
Jose Eber once again brings us updates from the currentÂ Walt Disney World hotbed of news, Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Prince Caspian is doing some outdoor meet-and-greets as he waits on the opening of the delayed Journey Into Narnia: Prince Caspian exhibit. As we stated earlier this week, soft-openings of Toy Story Mania are now being conducted on a regular schedule, so expect the attraction to be open from now on, as long as there are no technical difficulties. Jose managed to get one of the best scores of the day, as you can see by his highlighted score on the leader board. A sign warns guests that the attraction does not officially open until May 31st and that it may have [...]
Jose Eber brings us some new happenings from Disney’s Hollywood Studios in today’s mini-update: The new Journey Into Narnia backdrop is now near the entrance to the exhibit. The new exhibit features props from The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, which opened in theaters today. Toy Story Mania is not yet on a full-time running schedule, but is ready at any time to take guests. Some more props are appearing around theÂ Pixar Studios, such as Mr. Spell and the jump rope being used to hoist him up. Toy Story Mania should be on full schedule beginning sometime in the next week, possibly tomorrow.Â
It appears Disney has already tested the Wall-E living character that will start appearing at Disney’s Hollywood Studios over in Los Angeles. Here is a video of the amazing character’s short test: Wall-E Spotted in LA! from Blink on Vimeo.
Multiple sources have confirmed that the new Journey Into Narnia: Prince Caspian exhibit at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be opening this Friday as the Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian movie is released in theaters. The opening of this exhibit marks the conclusion of 5 months of total inactivity for the right-east corner of the park as Toy Story Midway Mania enters a full-time soft-openings schedule beginning, as well, on Friday.Â
Even though it was never announced on Disneypins.com, there was a special limited edition pin released to coincide with the Toy Story Midway Mania passholder attraction previews starting today at Disney’s Hollywood Studios: This pin is limited to 2000 and is retailing at $8.95. This pin is only being sold to Walt Disney World Annual Passholders and is available at the Sorcerer’s Hat inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Here are some little know facts Disney has released about the new Toy Story Midway Mania attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Each ride vehicle weighs as much as 8,580 Woody dolls. It would take 5,026 toy soldiers lined up end-to-end to make up the total track length. Toy Story Mania! is the first time that Walt Disney Imagineering is creating an attraction for two Disney Parks simultaneously. It has been estimated that, each day, guests may break over one million virtual plates using the spring-action shooters. Riders in the Sky, the award winning group that wrote the songs that Mr. Potato Head performs as part of the attraction, is the same group that wrote “Woody’s Roundup” for the “Toy Story” [...]
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — When Walt Disney World guests “shrink” to the size of the toys they play with at home (or remember from their childhood) and become the star performers in the midway-game world of Toy Story Mania! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, they are experiencing the essence of Disney Parks: engagement in such an immersive and interactive way that guests become part of the show. Every day, Disney cast members invite guests to play special roles in entertainment throughout the Walt Disney World Resort. Other immersive experiences include such roles as starring in a parade down Main Street, U.S.A., learning dance moves from the Disney Channel sensation “High School Musical 2,” dueling with Darth Vader and many more. [...]