Toy Story Mania at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Toy Story Mania at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

On our last trip to Disney World, we practically made a bee line for the Toy Story Mania ride/attraction as soon as we arrived at Hollywood Studios. Not only is Toy Story one of our most favorite Disney*Pixar movies, we had heard so many good things about how much fun this (still relatively new) attraction was.

We had also heard about how dreadfully long the lines were. Fortunately, this attraction does offer Fast Pass + and if my experience is any indication, you might need it. However, we honestly did not mind standing in line too much because the queuing area is so brilliantly decorated! Imagine you are shrunk to the size of a green army man and dropped inside a young child’s toy box. That’s what it looks like.

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Tinkertoys, dominos, crayons, alphabet blocks, playing cards, a checkerboard… and of course, this childhood favorite:

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But that was just the beginning! As we moved along, we were reminded of some toys from my youth. First, the View Master:

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And when I saw the giant Spin Art I think I may have squealed with glee:

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We waited in line for close to an hour and I think it was one of the very few times that I didn’t mind waiting.

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When we finally got out of the toy box – er, queuing area – the fun continued. We were given 3D glasses and seated as the ride began. What followed were five different fast-paced games featuring the characters from the Toy Story movies. Your buggy is equipped with a laser gun that you have to point and shoot at different objects, both stationery and moving. Some of the objects, when hit, will surprise you with a 4D effect like a spray of water or a blast of air.

We had so much fun on this ride! Definitely recommended for kids of all ages, even the grown up ones.  😉

Toy Story Mania is located  in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, 351 S Studio Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830. Telephone 407-939-5277. Park hours vary by day/season.

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