Monday I was able to attend the AP preview of Toy Story Mania and I have to say I was completely blown away with the attraction! There is now another ride in Hollywood Studios that will draw you in again and again! While other AP guests had waited in line for a couple of hours on Sunday, Monday after lunch was a perfect time to go – 15 minute wait! This is one que line you will really enjoy standing in. (This is where I give a little about my age) The games I loved as a kid – Chutes and Ladder, Barrel of Monkeys, MR POTATOE HEAD! The detail is amazing in this room. Toys, games, puzzles are on all four walls.
I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t spend a lot of time in front of Mr. Potato Head to get to interact with him, but he really does keep talk to you while in line. He was quizzing those of us in line on our favorite attractions in WDW. One guest said he made him tug at his ear when he was in line earlier, so this should make standing in line for this ride more enjoyable.
The ride itself is a 3D attraction where you play carnival type games at every turn. First you are tossing balls at animals to knock them over, another screen you are at you are popping balloons with darts, then another time you are breaking plates, and then the one I never quite got the hang of, was tossing rings. The last two screens are a rapid fire roundÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ just when your arm is about ready to fall off from all the shooting!
Now, you are asking yourself why the title? Because with every shot you make you have to pull a cord at the back of a small cannon looking gun. The cord has to be pulled out to make it shoot and then it has to retract back before you can shoot again! Sounds easy, but after the first two screens, you are hoping you are ambidextrous because your one arm is very tired from pulling the cord so you could shoot. You are also hoping that you can aim with the other hand! So my advise to you is to start training that weaker hand and arm now to get a better score! Learn to look for the small far away items for a higher score, and above all….. Have fun! Because after all, you are riding around in Andy’s room and playing with all his toys!