‘Mania’ At The Studios

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Cast Member previews of the new Toy Story Mania attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios has officially begun. Here are some pictures:


The Pixar Studios entrance at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It is very close in style and look to the real-life Pixar studios in California, right down to the brick color.

The Toys Are Back In Town

The green army men are hoisting up a huge Scrabble board near the entrance to Toy Story Mania. Can you see the two messages made out by the tiles?

Toy Story Midway Mania

By looking at the entrance, there are a few interesting stories unfolding. First, notice that the name of the ride is indeed “Toy Story Midway Mania”, the original suggested title. From what I have been told, the reason for the public reference to the name Toy Story Mania is that Disney management felt many guests would not understand what the word Midway means. Strange, isn’t it? On another note, you may notice that single riders and Fastpass guests enter the same queue at the entrance.

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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