Taking full advantage of the AP Preview they have this weekend, a group of Micechatters met up to experience the new attraction, "Toy Story Midway Mania."
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We are greeted by a Pixarlated entryway and ushered to the back of the line.
The end of the line was here...
and wrapped all the way into the building up here...
The New Fastpass machines..
The monkeys having a "barrel" of fun on the buildings, I thought the outside of the attraction just added to the theming that flowed throughout from beginning to end. As we were waiting I was thinking if the inside looks as good as the outside, then we were in for a real treat! I wasn't disappointed.
As we entered the front doors we realize that we are in Andy's room.
And we become the toys...
Giant game pieces and retro cool board games greet us through out the queue. Highly thought out and definitely invested in, I believe that they created what "my" definition of a "Disney" queue should be.
Note the candy land spaces on the floor.
A View finder showcasing the story of Peter Pan.
And a nod to Disneyland's Tomorrowland, also present.
More game pieces..
Probably my favorite portion of the queue was the board game ceilings.
We had Chutes and Ladders.
Scrabble and Checkers.
And then of course we have the Mr. Potatohead animatronic. We couldn't get over the amazing ability he had to remove his ear and then put it back in. The coordination for that must have been extremely difficult!
As you round the corner, you then take your 3D glasses out of a giant Lincoln logs house and proceed into this circus tented staircase. For those that can't climb the stairs, all you have to do is ask a CM and they will send you to the handicap access line.
You walk out into loading area and can see the action happening from above.
The ride cars..
Inside the attraction..
Your score keeper, you are up against the person sitting next to you and it tally's your score up for each round of game play.
The shooting galleries where so much fun, while wearing your 3D glasses, they did an excellent job of meshing the cannons with what you see on the screen. If you popped a balloon on a cloud for instance, it would shower you with water, if you landed a ring on a rocket, you would feel that rocket whizzing past you. There really wasn't anything I could find that I didn't like about this ride and it was just plain FUN.
For our second trip around, we waited 20 minutes and asked to bypass the stairs (my knees don't like them) and we went through the handicap isle. What I like about this is they have a completely different section that doesn't interrupt the flow of the main thoroughfare and it gives everyone plenty of time to board their ride car. They have a car especially made so if you can't leave your wheelchair, you can still ride the attraction. They really thought this through and did a wonderful job with accommodating everyone.
After experiencing this attraction I must say I was throughly impressed from beginning to end, from the theming to the interactive fun of the ride itself, I believe they did an excellent job of creating an attraction that will continue to impress families for years to come.