toy story midway 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

The Disney Blog on eBay

I’ve put up a few unique Disney items for auction on eBay and have more lined up to list when I get some spare cycles. There’s one hand-crafted Mickey Mouse two page scrapbook layout designed by my talented wife and a collection of Year Of A Million Dreams merchandise including a unique 1st day collection from the opening of Toy Story Midway Mania! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

When you bid on these unique Disney Collectibles on eBay you get a real cool piece of Disney history and you help The Disney Blog at the same time. Thanks for bidding and good luck.

Click below the cut for a widget with photos of the items

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Joe Ranft Tribute in Toy Story Midway Mania

TSMM – Joe Ranft Tribute Originally uploaded by indigoskye I had been through the Disney’s Hollywood Studios version of the Toy Story Midway Mania! Fastpass queue at least a dozen times before I noticed this wonderful detail. Just before you enter the main queue room,… Read More »Joe Ranft Tribute in 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 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

Buzz Lightyear takes Space Shuttle to Infinity and Beyond

Buzz LightyearBuzz Lightyear’s dream of going “to infinity and beyond” will finally come true this weekend when Disney Parks and NASA send the 12-inch-tall action figure to space aboard Space Shuttle Discovery on mission STS-124 launching from Kennedy Space Center on May 31 at 5:02 p.m. ET (subject to schedule changes).

The launch coincides with the opening of Toy Story Midway Mania at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s new “edu-tainment” program the “Space Ranger Education Series”. Disney, Pixar and NASA have teamed up to get school children excited about the sciences. The series, hosted at www.nasa.gov, will be available throughout 2008.

The folks at Disney are deservedly proud of this achievement. I’ve received this story from four separate sources at the Mouse House. It’s a pretty great program and hopefully will inspire many of today’s students to become tomorrow’s scientists.

A short video schools can use to highlight the program and the full press release is below the cut:

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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