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All of us hereÂ at WDW News Today were over-joyed to discover that we were recently mentioned and linked toÂ by the Los Angeles TimesÂ pertaining toÂ Toy Story Mania. The article also featuresÂ the very first review of the attraction, even though it is a reviewÂ of the California Adventure version rather thanÂ the Walt Disney WorldÂ version that will debut atÂ Disney’s Hollywood Studios in May.Â You can read the LA TimesÂ review and check out our link by going HERE.
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
As if Toy Story Mania at Disney’s Hollywood StudiosÂ wasn’t enough for Toy Story fans to handle in three dimensions, they may have all three films in the series popping at them in in 2009 and 2010, according to Variety: The Mouse House is giving Pixarâ€™s â€œToy Storyâ€ franchise the 3-D treatment. Studio will re-release â€œToy Storyâ€ in 3-D on Oct. 2, 2009., while its sequel will bow in the format on Feb. 12, 2010. The two pics will lead up to the newest entry â€œToy Story 3,â€ which is set for June 18, 2010, and will also be shown in 3-D. Lee Unkrich (co-director of â€œToy Story 2â€) is helming. Move is part of the Mouseâ€™s aggressive plans to release [...]
From LaughingPlace.com: Â “Block Party Bash” to Rock Disneyâ€™s Hollywood Studios New this spring, guests will experience the Disney-Pixar characters in the wildest “Block Party” ever! (January 22, 2008) “The Year of a Million Dreams” rocks on at Walt Disney World Resort this spring with a new funtastic parade featuring favorite Disney-Pixar characters in an interactive, high-energy “Block Party Bash.” Continuing the Disney Parks tradition of immersive guest experiences, “Block Party Bash” will put Disney’s Hollywood Studios guests right in the middle of an unbelievable impromptu party during what could be one of the wildest, most interactive parades ever. With music and excitement cranked to the max for this high-energy street extravaganza, Disney will present the Pixar Film Pals in [...]
Giving explanation for the concept art released earlier this year, Laughingplace.com is reporting that a new Toy Story Musical will begin playing on the Disney Cruise Line this coming March. Aa most of you may know, opening in the summer of 2008 at Disney’s California Adventure and Disney’s Hollywood Studios is Toy Story “Midway” Mania, an interactive attraction based on the 1995 Pixar film. It appears that Disney is trying to reintroduce the Toy Story characters to the world before the release of Toy Story 3 in the not so distant future.