toy story mania

How Wi-fi Wins at Toy Story Midway Mania

Network World looks inside the wi-fi network that makes Disney’s Toy Story Midway Mania attraction such a hit. Powering Toy Story Mania! are 154 graphics workstations running Windows XP that are used to render 3-D images on the ride’s screens at 60 frames per second.… Read More »How Wi-fi Wins at Toy Story Midway Mania

Toy Story Midway Mania, an Engineer’s look

Michael has a brand new Disney blog called “All Things Disney.” His most recent post deconstructs one of the photos of the Cast Member control panel for Toy Story Midway Mania at California Adventure in Anaheim. About half way down is a distance picture of… Read More »Toy Story Midway Mania, an Engineer’s look

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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Toy Story Midway Mania Fun Facts

I have a long review for Toy Story Midway Mania going up later today. But first I thought you might like to see some of the fun facts behind Disney’s newest attraction. Each ride vehicle weighs as much as 8,580 Woody dolls. It would take… Read More »Toy Story Midway Mania Fun Facts

Toy Story Midway Mania – first impressions

I managed to get in one ride on Toy Story Midway Mania during annual passholder previews at Disney’s Hollywood Studios this weekend. Overall, it’s a solid attraction for what they were trying to accomplish. Without the 3-D tech it would be a low C-ticket attraction.… Read More »Toy Story Midway Mania – first impressions

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

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