Category Archives: Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Opening and Important Dates for Toy Story Mania

Here are the dates our “sources” have stated for the following events pertaining to the new Toy Story Mania attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios: -Soft Openings begin on or around April 25, 2008 -Cast Member Previews of the attraction from April 26-27 and May 2-4, 2008 -Media Preview on May 9, 2008 -Annual Passholder Previews from May 10-12, 2008 -Media... Continue Reading

Toy Story Mania Press Release

Even though we released and confirmed most of these details last week, here is a look at a press release from LaughingPlace.com about Toy Story Mania: Disney Parks guests will don 3-D glasses and enter a wild and wooly 4-D world of Woody the Cowboy and Buzz Lightyear when Toy Story Mania! premieres this summer. The... Continue Reading

Sorcerer Mickey Moves In

The Sorcerer Mickey meet and greet in Disney’s Hollywood Studios has returned, however, it is now located inside the Magic of Disney Animation. Studios Central has a great picture of the new area, which also features a preview of what the Animation Archway will soon look like: Also be sure to check out the rest... Continue Reading

Even More Toy Story Mania Details

In case you have missed any of our reports, here are all the aspects we have been able to confirm of the upcoming Toy Story Mania attraction: -The attraction will open in late May at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and in late June at Disney’s California Adventure. -The story of the attraction is that Andy has purchased a... Continue Reading

Toy Story Mania and WDW News Today in the News

All of us here at WDW News Today were over-joyed to discover that we were recently mentioned and linked to by the Los Angeles Times pertaining to Toy Story Mania. The article also features the very first review of the attraction, even though it is a review of the California Adventure version rather than the Walt Disney World version that will debut at Disney’s... Continue Reading

Details Emerging on Toy Story Mania

Here are some details emerging on Toy Story Mania at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, opening soon: -The vehicles for the attraction will be called “Toy Story Trams” and will be equipped with “Spring Action Shooters”. -Each vehicle will feature the name and picture of a different Toy Story film character. -The inside queue will reportedly carry on the theme... Continue Reading

Living Robot Initiative

The latest in the line of “living characters” at Walt Disney World (Such as Muppet Mobile Labs, Lucky the Dinosaur, and Mr. Potato Head) will be debuting soon at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Rumors are swirling that a living character of Wall-E from the upcoming Disney-Pixar film of the same name will begin roaming the streets... Continue Reading

Block Party Bash Review

To hear the Orlando Sentinel’s review and see a short video highlighting the new Block Party Bash parade at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, head on over to this link. Even though guest reviews have been mixed, the Sentinel has nothing but good things to say. Continue Reading

Toy Story Mania Preview

Here is a video previewing the upcoming Toy Story Mania attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, scheduled to open “summer” 2008: The video features the ride vehicles in motion and gives you a pretty good idea of how the spring action cannons operate. Rumors suggest soft-openings for the attraction should begin by April 2008, with an... Continue Reading

Block Party Bash Coverage

For complete coverage of the first public showing of the new Block Party Bash parade/show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, head on over to Epcot Servo’s coverage HERE. The parade runs the opposite route of the now defunct Stars and Motorcars Parade, as it starts on Hollywood Blvd. and makes its way to the Star Tours area,... Continue Reading

More Toy Story Mania Concept Art

Here is yet another piece of concept art for Toy Story Mania, scheduled to open “Summer” 2008 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios: This will be the image used for Guide Maps and other promotional materials, it is not a true to life representation of the attraction. The fact that this image has leaked onto the web... Continue Reading

Change of Plans and Parades

It appears that the final performance of the Stars and Motorcars Parade at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be Saturday March 8, 2008, not March 9th as originally reported. The reason for the change seems to be that the new Block Party Bash parade is ready ahead of schedule and will make it’s first “soft” performance... Continue Reading

Weekend Update

Here are some Disney news updates to brighten your weekend: -A correction on news we reported yesterday: the tarps surrounding the Animation Courtyard archway at Disney’s Hollywood Studios have indeed been removed, but a temporary sign saying ESPN the Weekend has been put over where the new park logo will be placed. -At 9am on April... Continue Reading

We’re Back With News

Here is what we missed during our short downtime: -Splash Mountain is once again operating at the Magic Kingdom. The ride was not suppose to re-open until February 18th. -The Earful Tower at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is recieving its new logo: Hi Definition Video (720p):  Click Here -The Pirate and Princess Parties at the Magic... Continue Reading

Pixar Preview

From OrlandoSentinel.com: On Sunday morning, Disney had a media preview, of sorts, for two coming-soon attractions at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. We didn’t get to go inside the Toy Story Mania! building, it’s not quite ready for the “hard-hat” tour even. But we did get some official details that had previously been whispered about. After that... Continue Reading

News & Notes From Mickey Monitor

Here are some notable news bites from the annual passholder publication, The Mickey Monitor: -In Toy Story Mania at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, vehicles will make full stops at various booths, giving guests a little more time to experience each of the attractions various shooting games. -As stated a few months ago, some of the Toy... Continue Reading

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