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New characters from the Disney•Pixar film “Toy Story 3” have been added to the joyful, toy-full adventure of Toy Story Mania! at Disney California Adventure and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. In addition to playing with new characters in Toy Story Mania!, there are opportunities in both parks for up-close fun with another all-new character from “Toy Story 3” – Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear. He’s the bossman at Sunnyside Daycare in the animated feature film.
About.com Theme Park Guide author Arthur Levine offers his picks for the top 10 rides of the decade celebrating the results of ride designers who capitalized on advances in technology and bold innovation, and combined it with plenty of creativity and solid storytelling to produce some terrific attractions.
Toy Story Mania! won the Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement for an attraction. Walt Disney Imagineering will formally receive the trophy at a March ceremony.
A look at how Disney uses 802.11 wireless netowrk to operate Toy Story Mania.Link spotted on The Disney Blog
Images of Toy Story Mania Wii game. The author offers brief comparison to the attraction game.
Review of Walt Disney World's video-game-oriented attractions -- Toy Story Mania at Disney's Hollywood Studios and Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure at Epcot.
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Design News highlights the technological infrastructure of Disney's Toy Story Midway Mania attraction.
Reports Walt Disney Imagineering and Siemens Energy & Automation have been working together to improve the safety of ride vehicles such as those featured in the new Toy Story Midway Mania"
The first step in a makeover for the California Adventure theme park, the ride is a 3-D thrill-athon based on the blockbuster Pixar movie.
The Los Angeles Times reports Walt Disney Imagineering used the familiarity and simplicity of classic carnival games to make the "Toy Story Midway Mania" experience comfortable for a variety of players.
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Article highlights the success of Disney's partnership with Pixar as realized in the recently opened Toy Story Mania attractions in Anaheim and Orlando. The article features two video reports from the opening day media events.
Mr. Potato Head represents a leap ahead not just for potatoes, but for all Audio-Animatronics figures at Walt Disney Imagineering. He’s the “Boardwalk Barker” on Paradise Pier, entertaining guests and inviting everyone to come inside and play “Toy Story Mania!” Kevin Rafferty, a senior concept writer for Imagineering, talks about his favorite potato, who performs hundreds of lines and even a few songs. With all that material, it took longer to animate Mr. Potato Head than any single figure ever produced by Walt Disney Imagineering.
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The wonderful world of toys comes to life in the new, 4D, totally immersive Toy Story Mania! at Disney Parks. The fun begins when Guests slip on a pair of 3D glasses and shrink down to the size of a toy, joining Woody, Buzz and other Disney*Pixar characters from the popular films, "Toy Story" and "Toy Story II." Special effects add the extra dimension of fun as Guests play favorite Midway games like never before. Toy Story Mania! opened in May at Walt Disney World in Florida and opens June 17 at Disney's California Adventure in Southern California.
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Brief review of the soon to open Toy Story Mania! and House of the Future.
Westsider has posted a detailed report on the Disney's California Adventure version of Toy Story Midway Mania. Click here to read it on the boards.
JimHillMedia.com has an anonymous letter from an Imagineer striking back at fans who complain about recent efforts from Walt Disney Imagineering including Toy Story Mania.
Walt Disney World Passholders are invited to experience Toy Story Mania! - a brand-new attraction inspired by Disney-Pixar's Toy Story films - during a sneak peek Saturday, May 10 through Monday, May 12. To be admitted you will need present your valid Walt Disney World Annual Pass and photo id.
Disney has released a few publicity pictures of Imagineers programming the Mr. Potato Head interactive Audio Animatronic at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Click here to view them on LP Lotion.
We've been told by a source that the name of the new attraction opening soon at Disney's California Adventure and Disney's Hollywood Studios will be called "Toy Story Midway Mania!" Recent press releases show the name "Toy Story Mania!" but, from our understanding, that is for marketing purposes and the actual name will be "Toy Story Midway Mania!" for both parks.
Smarter Travel highlights Imagineers Chrissie Allen, Kevin Rafferty, Marc Mine, Dustin Barnard, and Estafania Pickensand the latest Disney's latest 4-D attraction, Toy Story Mania!.
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