New Toy Story Mania virtual dart game preparing to launch in May at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and California Adventure

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It’s been rumored for months but today Disney confirmed that a new virtual dart game, “Rex and Trixie’s Dino Darts,” will be premiering within the Toy Story Mania attraction in late May.

Toy Story Midway Mania has remained unchanged since it first opened in May 2008 in Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World and in June 2008 in Disney’s California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort. Since the beginning, Imagineers have noted that because all of the games featured in the 3D screen-based attraction are virtual and computer-generated, new games could be added at any time.

Now, in May, a new set of virtual darts will be flying at new balloon targets set in a “primeval world filled with volcanoes and lava balloons.” The stars of the new game are Toy Story‘s Rex and a new character from Toy Story 3, Trixie (a blue Triceratops). It is also said that the game will feature “some hidden surprises.”

Update: More changes coming to Toy Story Mania include:

  • The “Hamm & Eggs” game will now be hosted by Hamm and Buttercup (a toy unicorn with heart-shaped nostrils).
  • In the prize scene, Trixie, Buttercup, Dolly (a doll), Mr. Pricklepants (a lederhosen-clad hedgehog) and one other surprise – all from Toy Story 3 – will appear with Woody and Jessie.
  • Sue Bryan, senior show producer, director, Walt Disney Imagineering said, “Our number-one goal in creating Toy Story Mania! was to come up with game-play challenges appropriate for all guests, from little kids to serious gamers. I love that we are keeping things fresh and new by adding these great new friends and fun to join some of the most popular characters of all time.”

    Update #2: The updated version of Toy Story Mania will also featured new music. It’s being called “a dino-themed version of Randy Newman’s ‘You’ve Got a Friend in Me’ and is being created by Bruno Coon, who created the original music for the attraction.

    Here’s the “poster” for the new Toy Story Midway Mania game:

    “Bo Peep’s Baaa-loon Pop” will be removed to make way for “Rex and Trixie’s Dino Darts.”

    Also beginning May 9, “Lots-O’-Huggin Bear” (another new Toy Story 3 character) will be meeting and greeting with guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s California Adventure. “”Lotso” will also appear in the “Block Party Bash” and “Disney’s Pixar Play Parade.””

    Source: Disney Parks Blog

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