On May 21, 2010, a few weeks before the theatrical release of Toy Story 3, Trixie and Buttercup, two new Toy Story characters from Toy Story 3, were added.
Step inside Andy’s room and wind your way through a toy treasure chest of classic playthings. Pass a Candyland® game box, Viewmaster® discs, crayon drawings and a Scrabble board before picking up a pair of special 3-D glasses for the fun to come.
Inside the vibrant toy box, meet Mr. Potato Head®, decked out in a 1920s barker outfit as he introduces you to the attraction.
Climb aboard an early 20th-century-inspired Carnival Ride Tram and grab your spring-action shooter. With 3D glasses on, glide into the Toy Story Midway Games Play Set and take aim at stationary and moving 3D objects in a variety of fast-paced games.
Toy Story Mania! invites you to play 5 unique, virtual carnival games in 3D alongside the loveable cast of characters from the Disney•Pixar Toy Story films. These games are:
Hamm & Eggs - Hamm and Buttercup invite you to knock down both moving and stationary barnyard animal targets using hardboiled eggs.
Rex & Trixie’s Dino Darts - Launch darts and pop balloons in front of a bubbling volcano in this game starring Rex and Trixie.
Green Army Men Shoot Camp - Toss baseballs to break plates at a green army men firing range.
Buzz Lightyear’s Flying Tossers - Buzz Lightyear urges you to toss rings and make them land atop the Little Green Men.
Woody’s Rootin’ Tootin’ Shootin’ Gallery - Shoot suction-cup-tipped darts at a variety of mine-cart targets in this game inspired by the “Woody’s Roundup” television show.
Compete with friends for the highest score or try to achieve a new personal best! But remember, whether you’re an expert or a beginner, everyone’s a winner!
In the two American versions, the attraction is presented as taking place in Andy's later Bonnie's Bedroom in a large Midway Mania playset that the toys decided to set up to play themselves.
Tokyo DisneySea's version, located in American Waterfront, is set in a new subarea of the land: Toyville Trolley Park, a Coney Island inspired setting housing some mini-games in the shops in addition to the attraction itself.
Park guests wear 3-D glasses (Carnival Games Goggles) aboard spinning vehicles that travel through virtual environments based on classic carnival midway games. Ride vehicles seat up to four in back-to-back pairs.
The attraction features five mini-games after a practice round, each of which includes at least one "easter egg" that can trigger additional targets or gameplay changes. Toy Story characters including Woody, Hamm, Buzz Lightyear and Bo Peep appear during the attraction's different games.
These games include:
Woody's Rootin' Tootin' Shootin' Gallery (suction cup shooting game), hosted by Woody, Jessie, Bullseye, and, for some reason, Stinky Pete.
Each guest's score is recorded by an onboard display screen as points are acquired with individual toy cannons firing simulated projectiles at virtual targets.
Similar technology has been used in Disney attractions such as Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for Buccaneer Gold at DisneyQuest and several Buzz Lightyear attractions. According to Disney, it is the first attraction created simultaneously by Walt Disney Imagineering for two theme parks.
The line at all the three parks features a large Mr. Potato HeadAudio-Animatronic figure that interacts with guests through pre-recorded snippets of dialogue performed by comedian Don Rickles who voiced the character in the Toy Story films. The sophisticated figure identifies people in the audience, sings and tells jokes. He is one of the only AAs in the world to remove and replace his own working parts.
Only five mini-games can be used at a time at Toy Story Mania. The following games have been featured as part of Toy Story Mania in the past, but have since been replaced:
Bo Peep's Baaa-loon Pop - dart throw game hosted by Bo Peep and Wheezy; replaced May 21, 2010, with "Rex and Trixie's Dino Darts".
Stinky Pete from Toy Story 2 is seen on the ride, despite the fact he is not part of Andy's toys or Bonnie's toys.
Bonnie's toys were added to the ride before the release of Toy Story 3. This may have revealed spoilers for the end of the film.
Toy Story Mania, guests get to experience what life is like from a toy's perspective by coming into contact with the ViewMaster reels nearly four feet in diameter and the Tinkertoy connectors that are two feet across. Andy's Room will make a 5'6" person feel about 14 inches tall.