Toy Story Mania Rocks! We LOVED this ride, the latest addition to Disney Hollywood Studios™. As mentioned in my earlier blog entry, we headed straight over to the Pixar Studios area (located in the former soundstages used for the park's Who Wants To Be A Millionaire-Play It! attraction on Mickey Avenue) as soon as we docked. The facade, as well as the surrounding area, resembles Pixar Animation Studios' campus in Emeryville, California.
There was an Annual Passholder and Disney Vacation Club (DVC) Preview on Saturday, May 10th thru Monday, May 12th from 9:00am to 7:00pm. To be admitted, you needed to present your valid Walt Disney World Annual Pass or DVC Card and photo ID at the attraction's entrance.
Once inside, you walked through the queing area which was done really well. You passed Crayola Crayons, Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys and was greeted by an interactive Mr. Potato Head. You then ascended a set of stairs and then descended down stairs to the loading area. The cars were a 4-seater with 2 people on one side of the car and 2 people on the other. The ride was amazing! A definite great addition to the Disney Hollywood Studios theme park. I personally preferred much better to the Buzz Lightyear attraction located in Tomorrowland in the Magic Kingdom™.
As we left the ride, a castmember was on hand getting feedback on our thoughts on the ride. She said an actual date hasn't been confirmed for it's official opening but was posted on Mouseplanet they were going to be doing soft openings until the ride opens on May 30th. Earlier reports had the ride opening on May 20th.
Below are photos I took today of the outside of the attraction and a couple photos taken inside. Enjoy!!