Toy Story Mania!: A Guide

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Toy Story Midway Mania!, which is also often referred to as just Toy Story Mania! is a fan-favorite attraction located at three Disney theme parks around the world.

Here is everything you should know about the Disney Parks ride prior to experiencing it!

Toy Story Mania! ride type

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Toy Story Mania! is considered a dark, interactive, shooting arcade ride at the Disney Parks. Guests put on 3-D glasses as they go through a variety of arcade shooting games to try and score as many points as possible.

What is a shooting dark ride?

A dark ride at Disney Parks is an attraction that oftentimes uses black lighting. However, not every dark ride at Disney has to use black lighting to be considered a “dark ride. In fact, a dark ride is mainly just an attraction that uses controlled lighting. Toy Story Mania! is considered a dark ride, but also a shooting ride since Guests go through and aim at targets to score points.

What makes Toy Story Mania! an interactive ride?

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Toy Story Midway Mania! is an interactive ride since Guests must interact in order for the full experience to be met. If Guests do not use their shooters and aim at targets to score points, there really is no point in riding the ride. The interactive element of Toy Story Mania! is what makes this Disney Parks attraction so unique.

Where to find Toy Story Mania!

Toy Story Midway Mania!, which is also often referred to as just Toy Story Mania! is located at three Disney theme parks around the world.

Which parks have a Toy Story Mania! ride?

Toy Story Mania! can be found at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort, Disney California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort, and Tokyo DisneySea at Tokyo Disney Resort.

Toy Story Mania! at Walt Disney World

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Walt Disney World describes Toy Story Mania! as:

It’s Playtime

Step inside Andy’s room and make your way through a toy chest full of classic games before picking up a pair of special 3D glasses. Then, board a carnival-inspired tram and use your spring-action shooter to take your best shot at an array of moving targets.

Compete with other players for the highest score on all the fast-paced games.

May the best toy win!

Fun & Games

There are 5 fast-paced games to play. As each game is completed, your tram will spin and slide to the next game.

Hamm & Eggs: Fire hardboiled eggs at targets in the barnyard.

Rex & Trixie’s Dino Darts: Launch darts and pop balloons in front of a prehistoric volcano.

Green Army Men Shoot Camp: Aim your baseballs at dinner plates at the firing range.

Buzz Lightyear’s Flying Tossers: Toss rings and catch some aliens.

Woody’s Rootin’ Tootin’ Shootin’ Gallery: Shoot suction-cup-tipped darts at targets inspired by the “Woody’s Roundup” TV show.

Toy Story Mania! at Disneyland

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Disneyland describes Toy Story Midway Mania! as:

Let the Games Begin

Andy’s got some new games—and the toys are taking over. Put on your 3D glasses, take a seat in a swiveling carnival car and twirl through the portal to a wild world of toys.

Grab your Spring-Action Launcher and shoot at moving objects with virtual darts, baseballs, eggs and other toy-jectiles. It’s a fast-paced, spinning trip around Andy’s room, complete with Toy Story friends Hamm, Rex, Trixie, Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and more.

Compete with other players for the highest score on all the action-packed games. May the best toy win!

Toy Story Mania! at Tokyo Disney

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Tokyo Disney describes Toy Story Mania! as:

Go in through Woody’s wide open mouth and you’ll find that you’ve shrunk to the size of a toy! A great time playing the carnival games set up under Andy’s bed is waiting for you!

Average wait times for Toy Story Mania!

Toy Story Mania! is considered a fan-favorite attraction at all three Disney Parks where it is located, meaning Guests should expect to wait in line when arriving.

How long should you expect to wait to ride Toy Story Mania!?

Average wait times for Toy Story Midway Mania! vary depending on time of day, time of year, etc. If you are planning to visit the Disney Parks during the holiday season or summertime, expect higher than average wait times as the Parks as a whole are busier.

On average, Guests can wait anywhere from 20-minutes to 60-minutes for Toy Story Midway Mania!.

How can you spend your time in line for Toy Story Mania!?

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Toy Story Mania!’s queue is filled with hidden gems and nostalgic items. As Guests walk through the line, they will notice a wide variety of older toy games including board games like Chutes and Ladders as well as Tinker Toys. When walking through the queue, see how many nostalgic games you can spot as a fun way to pass time.

In one part of the queue, there is also an Etch-a-Sketch that draws characters from Toy Story. Try and guess who the character is before the answer is revealed and keep score amongst your friends and family to see who wins!

How can you shorten wait times for Toy Story Mania!?

At Walt Disney World, and soon at Disneyland, Guests can utilize the Lightning Lane to bypass the standby queue, but it’ll cost you.

As previously announced, both FastPass+ at Walt Disney World and MaxPass at Disneyland have been retired and instead Lightning Lane debuted — a paid service.

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In case you are not aware, Lightning Lane will be part of the new Disney Genie and Disney Genie+ service offered. Disney Genie+ will be a paid system that will charge Disney World Guests $15 per person per day to utilize the Lighting Line, which will be the old FastPass+ queue. Walt Disney World Guests will be able to pick one return time at a time for select attractions and skip the lines when their turn arrives.

In addition to Lightning Lane, Disney Genie will also have an option that allows Guests to purchase single experience passes for more “E-ticket” attractions such as Rise of the Resistance or Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at an added cost. These rides will have their own cost, which will differ depending on the day and attraction. Please keep in mind that this option is not included in your Disney Genie+ purchase (if you decide to purchase that offering).

For more information on Lightning Lane, visit our website here.

Age and height restrictions for Toy Story Mania!

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At Walt Disney World, there are no age or height restrictions to ride Toy Story Mania!. At Disney California Adventure in Disneyland, there are no height restrictions for Toy Story Midway Mania, but Guests under seven must be accompanied by someone 14 or older.

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