If carnival style gaming is your thing, then Toy Story Midway Mania is for you! Check out: Video From Toy Story Midway Mania At Hollywood Studios to see why this attraction needs to be on your must-do list on your next visit!

Location

After entering Hollywood Studios, head straight down Hollywood Boulevard. Hollywood Brown Derby will be on your right just before you get to the Center Stage Area. To the left of Hollywood Brown Derby is the Hollywood Studios Arch Picture Spot. Don’t pass up the Disney photopass photographer here! After passing under the arch, take a left. You will walk past Voyage of The Little Mermaid and Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream on your right before entering the Pixar Place area. Stroller parking is on your right and Toy Story Midway Mania is just past stroller parking.

There is a little bit of a short-cut to get to Toy Story Midway Mania. When I say little bit, I mean a little bit. But let’s be honest here, if I can shorten our walking at Disney by just 10 steps, I will! To take advantage of this short cut you will still keep straight down Hollywood Boulevard until you are at the Center Stage area located in front of the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. Pass the Center Stage just to the right and there are steps and an accessible ramp that comes out between Voyage of The Little Mermaid and Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream. Head left and Toy Story Midway Mania will be on your right.

Tier 1 Attraction

Toy Story Midway Mania is a Tier 1 attraction at Hollywood Studios. This refers to Disney’s Fastpass+ system that puts the most popular rides in one tier and the other rides in a second tier. Attractions at Hollywood Studios are separated into two tiers when making your initial FastPass+ selections. You can choose one attraction from the Tier 1 list and two attractions from the Tier 2 list. If Toy Story Midway Mania is a must for you, you will either want to choose it as your attraction from the Tier 1 list or be at Hollywood Studios at opening and head straight for the stand-by queue.

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Queue

The queue for Toy Story Midway Mania, like most Disney World attractions, is extremely themed. There are some great picture opportunities along the queue so don’t put that camera away! You will find jumbo crayons and oversized playing cards. You will also see monkeys hanging from the ceiling and even a Candy Land game board! At a point in the queue you will be able to get your 3D glasses for the ride! Don’t miss the Tinker Toy Construction Set that is built above you when boarding your game vehicle!

The Ride

Your ride tram consists of two “cars” and each one will seat two guests in the front and two guests in the back. The games are all aim and shoot games. You each have your own launch controller. According to the tram you board, your controller will be red, blue, yellow or green. All you have to do is aim and pull the string! You can also keep up with your score on the dash beside your controller. Before heading straight into the games, you will have a practice session with Woody and Rex.

Hamm & Eggs
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The first game you come to is Hamm & Eggs and is set on a farm. You will be launching eggs at ducks, pigs, cows and donkeys for points. Don’t worry, this game is animal friendly so no animals were harmed! Aim and hit as many as you can to rack up those points!

Rex & Trixie’s Dino Darts

The second game is Rex & Trixie’s Dino Darts. Throw those darts to pop balloons for points. Don’t let the bubbling volcano in the background distract you! Aim higher to hit the targets at the top of the screen that will give you more points.

Green Army Men Shoot Camp

Up next is the Green Army Men Shoot Camp game. In this game you are at an Army firing range. Throw those baseballs hard to break as many plates as you can. Make sure you aim for the plates that have the most points!

Buzz Lightyear’s Flying Tossers

The next game is Buzz Lightyear’s Flying Tossers. Think of the game ring games at your local carnivals where you toss and try to ring the bottles for a prize. Here you are tossing rings at the Little Green Men. When you ring one, he will fly out and you get points! Be aware that when the Little Green Men shoot up you will be hit with puffs of air.

Woody’s Rootin’ Tootin’ Shootin’ Gallery

The final game is Woody’s Rootin’ Tootin’ Shootin’ Gallery. This game is based on the Woody’s Roundup television show. You are shooting suction cup darts at mining town targets. Your tram will begin to move but keep shooting. You go from the mining town to the hills that has the entrance to the mine and then you are underground with mine-cart targets. The more you hit the targets on the mine cars, the targets will be worth more points.

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What’s Your Score?

Once you are finished with the final game, your tram will take you around and you will see your score. Then you will move to another screen and find out the high score for your vehicle. This is the important one for me! A little history, my husband and I go head to head on Toy Story Midway Mania. It is all about the win and I hold the streak of being undefeated. As you can hear in the video, I won again! I plan to never lose at Toy Story Midway Mania, but I promise if he ever beats me I will definitely update this blog and give him credit!

Tips

  • FastPass+ is available for Toy Story Midway Mania and recommended.
  • Toy Story Midway Mania is a Tier 1 attraction at Hollywood Studios.
  • If you don’t FastPass Toy Story Midway Mania you will want to be at Hollywood Studios at opening and head straight to it. The lines get very long right after park opening and stay that way throughout the day.
  • Your tram will spin when moving between games so if you are prone to motion sickness this could bother you.
  • In each game make sure you aim for the moving targets as these will give you the most points!
  • The queue and game are both inside so it’s a great attraction on a hot or rainy day.
  • Children less than 7 years old must be accompanied by someone 14 years or older.

Height Requirement

There is not a height requirement for Toy Story Midway Mania. Everyone in your party no matter how tall or small can enjoy this attraction.

Accessibility & Other Information

You are not able to take your scooter through the queue and must transfer to a wheelchair. You then must be able to transfer from the wheelchair to the tram.

Audio Description and Video Captioning are available upon request.

Do you love the thrill of the win on Toy Story Midway Mania or are you laid back and just play for fun? Join us at Disney Express Lane Facebook Group to talk about Toy Story Midway Mania and everything Disney!

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