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Toy Story Midway Mania: New 4-D Video Game from Disney/Pixar

Toy Story Midway Mania! MarqueeToy Story Midway Mania is a new 4-D video game opening soon at Disneyland and Walt Disney World resorts. Guests ride through a series of Midway games, each with a different concept related to a Toy Story character, and use a unique ‘pull-string cannon’ to launch various projectiles at various targets and easter eggs in order to score points and be awarded a virtual prize.

What puts the Disney touch on this game is the great design of the queue and loading area and the amazing integration of 3-D and 4-D (real world) effects to raise the experience above something you could otherwise find at home in your living room. That and the addition of the characters from Pixar’s popular Toy Story series.

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Mr. Potato Head from Toy Story Mania – New Video

Found this pair of videos of the Mr. Potato Head (voiced by Don Rickles) audio-animatronic at the entrance to “Toy Story Midway Mania” at California Adventure. This audio-animatronic is an example of two great Imagineering technologies merging to make some magic. Audio-animatronics harkens back to… Read More »Mr. Potato Head from Toy Story Mania – New Video

It’s A Small World – Imagineer Marty Sklar Letter to Disney Fans

Editor’s Note: Disney provided this letter written by Marty Sklar Executive Vice President Walt Disney Imagineering and Imagineer Ambassador as a response to the controversy surrounding the addition of Disney characters to Walt Disney’s classic attraction “it’s a small world.” I’ve included it in its… Read More »It’s A Small World – Imagineer Marty Sklar Letter to Disney Fans

Toy Story Mania video on MSNBC

Walt Disney World has sponsored MSNBC’s Ultimate Family Road Trip website. That means you get to enjoy a bunch of new Walt Disney World video clips including one all about Toy Story Mania. Check out the ‘firing action’ for the games. You’re essentially pulling a… Read More »Toy Story Mania video on MSNBC