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Our good friend Adam Roth from WDWCelebrations has provided us with a fantastic photo update from his latest trip to the Walt Disney World Resort. Let’s take a look at some interesting things going on at the world this weekend: A new spinning topiary has appeared outside the Imagination pavilion at Epcot. Expect this to be a temporary change… Something new in Innoventions, most likely for the return of the interactive Kim Possible game at Epcot. Some exterior work taking place as Nine Dragons Restaurant is refurbished. While the restaurant is closed, Epcot invites you to enjoy the rest of the China Pavilion, and the restrooms in Norway. Some construction going on in the Morocco Pavilion as well. More exterior work on some [...]
Our good friend EpcotServo has posted yet another fantastic photo update from Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios, here are a few of the pics from the report: Dino-sue is getting repainted over in Hester and Chester’s Dino-Rama New Hollywood Studios merchandise featuring the park’s skyline, the fab five, the Genie, and a number of Pixar characters The Hanes sponsorship has finally begun at Rock ‘N’ Rollercoaster Three new Toy Story Mania mugs are now available for purchase They actually say Midway Mania I’ll be sure to pick up all three of these my next visit to the studios New kids shirt Note: you can’t ring children in Toy Story Midway Mania, only Little Green Men Pixar Animation Studios merchandise is now also being [...]
Here is an article from the Design News covering some of the technical aspects of Toy Story Midway Mania, it may be a little too technical at times, but it is certainly interesting. Here it is: Old-school midway games just got a high-tech makeover from Walt Disney’s Imagineers. Their new Toy Story Midway Mania attraction, which opened in Disney’s California Adventure Park earlier this week and in Disney World in May, recreates the kind of shooting and throwing games that can still win you a stuffed animal at carnivals and boardwalks around the country. These games, however, take place not in carnival booths but in a 3-D gaming environment designed by Walt Disney Imagineers with some help from Pixar Automation [...]
If you head on over to the official Toy Story Mania website, you’ll now find four games you can play that are very similar to the games in the real Toy Story Midway Mania. While the four games (themed to Rex, Weezy, Slinky Dog, and Jesse) feature slightly different themes from the games in the attractions, they feature secret targets and ammunition multipliers, giving hints to the existence of similar targets in the ride-through version. You can also create your own wacky midway game by using the game creator on the site. Now what are you waiting for, go play Toy Story Mania online!!!
Our friends over at Studios Central have another great park update from Disney’s Hollywood Studios, this time capturing changes on Pixar Place, Wall-E appearing in the Art of Disney Animation, and the final Star Wars Weekend. You can see all of the great photos HERE.
From disneypins.com, some news on the release of the long-awaited Toy Story Mania opening day pin: Walt Disney World® Resort released their Opening Day 2008 pin today at Disney’s Hollywood Studios™. Alex Maher also created the artwork for this pin. Below is an image of the new merchandise location near the attraction which opened this past Monday. The first item sold at the new location – a Slinky Dog! Notice that the paragraph above does not reveal the name of the store across the street from Toy Story Midway Mania at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, even Disney doesn’t know what it is!!!
Our good friend EpcotServo has finally returned with a new photo update featuring some of the new happenings around Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. When you head over to his update, be sure to take a look at the now completed Pixar Place meet-and-greet, the Journey Into Narnia: Prince Caspian exhibit, and the new quick service food location outside of the now-closed Nine Dragons restaurant at Epcot. You can see the entire photo report HERE.
Studios Central has some great pictures of a finally wall-less Pixar Place area of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The small shop and Hey-Howdy-Hey Take Away locations are now both open, even though the store hasn’t received all the new Toy Story Mania merchandise yet (still missing some planned merchandise, should be for sale by this fall). However, the street is still is not complete, as the new Toy Story characters meet-and-greet location still is yet to opened. To see what is open on Pixar Place, head on over to Studios Central to see the photos HERE.
Walt Disney World has put out a number of press releases today promoting new attractions and seasonal entertainment. The first talks about the great success of Toy Story Midway Mania at Disney’s Hollywood Studios: LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The points are piling up and the spring-action shooters are getting a workout during the first month of operation at Toy Story Mania! — the new 4-D attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. An arcade-style tally at the ride’s conclusion heralds the high scores of the day as guests try their best to beat the top totals. During the first month of daily operation, daily high scores regularly topped 200,000+ points, while all-time highs have reached the 300,000+ point range. In Toy [...]
Our good friend Robert Ashburn of figmentsmedia.net has provided us with the following pictures of the new Hey Howdy Hey Take-Away ODV area opening later this month in Pixar Place at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. From the looks of the menu, we can already confirm that they will sell frozen drinks as well as fountain sodas: