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Jose Eber returns after a weekend of super-stardom (ok, not really) for being the first person to obtain video of the new Toy Story Midway Mania attraction, with a bunch of news updates from around Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The updates include the updated AFI Villians exhibit, the new prop being built at the end of the extended Muppetvision 3-D queue, and much more. Jose also put together a very special version of the Toy Story Midway Mania blueprint, which should give everyone a better idea of where everything is inside the attraction:
Cast Member previews of the new Toy Story Mania attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios has officially begun. Here are some pictures: The Pixar Studios entrance at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It is very close in style and lookÂ to the real-life Pixar studios in California, right down to the brick color. The green army men are hoisting up a huge Scrabble board near the entrance to Toy Story Mania. Can you see the two messages made out by the tiles? By looking at the entrance, there are a few interesting stories unfolding. First, notice that the name of the ride is indeed “Toy Story Midway Mania”, the original suggested title. From what I have been told, the reason for the public reference [...]
Walt Disney World Cast Member Previews of Toy Story Mania at Disney’s Hollywood Studios are now scheduled to begin at 11:00am EST today. The walls around Pixar Place have come down and now standing in place is a wall of planters. Also notice that the covering on the Pixar letters has been removed. Jose Eber is live on the scene at the studiosÂ for WDWNT and will be providing us with coverage throughout the day, so stay tuned!!!
To see pictures of the Pixar Place areaÂ and the queue and loaing area for the new Toy Story Mania attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, head over to the great photo update at Orlando United by clicking HERE.
It has taken me a few days, but here is my very own Walt Disney World photo update from the past week. While we still do not have the video and photos from the rest of our staff this week (most of us are still recovering from “A Wild Decade”), we will have all of that coverage for you as soon as we can provide it. Notice that we have gone “green” for this update, well, at least our name has….Â Disney’s Animal Kingdom park celebrated its tenth anniversary on April 22, 2008. We all sat patiently and awaited the speech by Imagineer Joe Rohde inside the Theater in the Wild. There he is, imagineer Joe Rohde. Notice the stylish [...]
While I cannot say whether or not I experienced the new Toy Story Mania attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios this week, I can share a few news bites about the soon-to-open interactive adventure. -Cast Member previews were originally scheduled for this weekend, but are now going to take place from May 2-4, 2008. However, some guests and cast have already play-tested the attraction. -It seems the rumors of a separate track in the ride were right, as we are now being told that the trams will split down two individual tracks in order to provide a higher capacity. -The loading area for the attraction is themed to the underneath of Andy’s bed, a much more detailed experience then you will [...]
Jose Eber returns with another video update from Walt Disney World!!! This time, Jose updates us on American Idol and Pixar Place construction, as well as some other minor updates from Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Enjoy!!!
I found a rather funny press release put out by Disney earlier this week and felt I should share it with our readers. This is probably the first time Disney has acknowledged that they have a huge number of attractions based on Pixar films: LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — It’s a Pixar palooza at Disney Parks! In family-friendly attractions and immersive experiences on both coasts of the United States, guests can do it all — find Nemo, zap Zurg and meddle with Monsters. But the fun doesn’t stop there. Coming this summer to Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., and Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif., is a whole new interactive adventure: Toy Story Mania! Celebrating Disney-Pixar classics [...]
It’s official, just as we stated two weeks ago, here are the dates for the Annual Passholder previews of Toy Story Mania at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios theme park: Be among the first to experience Toy Story Mania! Disneyâ€™s Hollywood Studiosâ„¢ Â Saturday, May 10 through Monday, May 12 9 am to 7 pm Because youâ€™re a valued Passholder, youâ€™re invited to step right up and compete in an interactive â€œToy Storyâ€ adventure like no other. Itâ€™s Toy Story Mania!â€”a brand-new attraction inspired by Disneyâ€¢Pixarâ€™s â€œToy Storyâ€ filmsâ€”and youâ€™ll experience it before the general public does after it opens in late May. Itâ€™s never the same experience twice! Grab some 3-D glasses before boarding your ride vehicle and zipping [...]
We finally have our first listen to the theme song to Toy Story Mania, thanks to the already operating Mr. Potato Head barker at Disney’s California Adventure: Toy Story Mania is scheduled to debut at Disney’s Hollywood Studios later this month, with the official opening around May 20, 2008.