with all the problems that Buzz has, at least it has a semblence of a plot. It may be themed to toys instead of the actual space ranger like it should have been, it may consist of cheap cut-outs and lacks focus and story-telling...but there are the bare bones of a story there...
With Midway Mania, we don't even get a story. The ride vehicles look cool and I even like the design, but I go on Disney rides to go on adventures. When I first heard of the idea, I thought it could be interesting. Through some action we are shrunk down and thrown into midway games. We must play through them to escape and avoid the giant game pieces (ping pong balls, balloons, darts, water jets). They could even make the track like a slow moving coaster with hills to bounce over and zigs and zags to make it fun-house-ish.
But the more I hear about it, we are just playing games with Toy Story characters rooting us on. The games are not oversized nor really affecting us on our journey, just something to play as we move along. It sounds like Disney came up with some great new technology and tried to build a ride around it instead of thinking of a great new ride and building the technology to meet their needs.
Really? And I thought there was no such thing as cheap.