Toy Story Midway Mania reviews
Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Toy Story Midway Mania, a dark ride in Paradise Pier at Disney's California Adventure.
Written by Robert Niles
This dark ride will use "Buzz Lightyear"-style interactive technology to allow riders to play games as they ride, making each trip through the Toy Story-themed attraction unique.
TPI editor Robert Niles interviewed Disney Imagineer Chrissie Allen about Toy Story Midway Mania: http://www.themeparkinsider.com/flume/200805/756/.
I noticed very little difference between this version and the version at Hollywood Studios except that the queue in Orlando is vastly superior in every respect. The rides themselves are, as far as I can tell, identical. I still regard this attraction as the most addictive shooter ride I have experienced. I know Men in Black fans would argue against this stance, but I hold fast to my opinion. - James Rao
Great ride. You sit in a spinning seat and shoot your gun at 3-D screens. If you're going for a high score you better believe your wrist and fingers will be sore when you're finished! 9/10 - Joe Keenen
SUPER fun! One of the longer lines on our trip, but still worth it! - Elia Juarez
Outstanding ride. The graphics are great and the gameplay is very good. - Carl Stovall
i love this ride, i love competing with my family and of course the 3d effects :] - daniel reyes
VERY FUN!! HIGHLY reccomend this ride! you've done it again disney! why arnt theme parks more like disney parks?!?! cuz disney is AWESOME!! - N O
This attraction is incredibly fun. The air and water effects really bring you into it and the ride itself is incredibly smooth. The competition with you're partner is just the icing on the cake. - Jeff Moon
I went on this thing the day it opened after waiting for 3 hours, then waiting another hour for the broken down ride to start back up, then another hour (five in total). Totally worth it. A great addition to Paradise Pier. - Tommy Nelson
Believe me, if there was something above 10, I would've voted that. this ride is amazing! - Reggie Templeton
I enjoyed this attraction. I think it's weird this ride gets two hour waits and it does not have the Fastpass. I also like that Mr. Potato Head is out in front. - nick .
Fun ride; awful queue (especially compared to DHS) - Marc Ricketts
This is a great start to the California Adventure renovations! It would be fun without the games even. The cars move so smoothly and quickly! But the games are amazing all the same. - Jay Finch
I have to admit, I did not think this ride was going to be all that great at first. I was never a big 3D fan, but this ride would be a great time even without the 3D effects. The games are really enjoyable and a little competition is always a good time. This ride is a great addition to help improve California Adventure. - Andy B
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