Toy Story Midway Mania on Mon., 7/28/08

Toy Story Midway Mania Queue

Mr. Potato Head is a large Audio-Animatronic character who interacts with Guests in the queue as they go by him.

He asked, “Who is you favorite toy?” and wanted to hear us say that he was our favorite, so of course I told him that Woody was my favorite! 😉

Note that in the picture below he is called “Mr. Potato Head Boardwalk Barker.” The Cast Members here are all referred to as Boardwalk Barkers and even the doors to backstage areas at this attraction are not marked Cast Members Only but instead Boardwalk Barkers Only.

When you get into the covered area, there is refreshing air conditioning. We think all the lights are LEDs, so they won’t burn out light old-fashioned light bulbs…

…but they still have the look of the old-fashioned lights to keep that boardwalk theming.

Light Fixture Detail at DCA Toy Story Midway Mania
In the picture below, the bubbles of air trapped in the glass during the manufacturing process gives this fixture quaintness. But if you squint real closely you’ll see a detail that shouldn’t be there: bits of styrofoam packing are still inside the fixture, never cleaned out before it was installed. “Bad show”, in Disney-speak. This photo was taken about 30 minutes into a 45-minute long line. If we had opted for the “single rider line” and didn’t mind that we all probably wouldn’t sit near each other, we would have had much less of a wait time — but then we would have missed a lot of the theming in the queue area which we also wanted to see.

From Carol: Our 12-year-old son’s score at Toy Story Midway Mania is shown in the picture below: 77,900.

He beat his mom, but not his dad! The attraction itself is an arcade shoot ’em up with the twist of wearing 3-D glasses. It is more fun than Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters although a comparable Tomorrowland attraction. You’ll love this! And of course, a store is at the exit!

When you exit the ride vehicle on the attraction’s second floor, you see Toy Story Midway Mania as Andy would have in a room in his house. We were shrunk down to be inside his toy!

After going back down to the first floor, you enter a shop with toys related to ones you’ve seen in the attraction as well as Mr. Potato head in various disguises.

Indiana Jones: taters of the Lost Ark

Star Wars: Darth Mash

A rerelease of a cool 50’s/60’s Disneyland game about Adventureland. This game’s box is shown in the attraction.

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