Toy Story Mania! Launches With Four Dimensions Of Fun At Disneyland
--It takes more than 150 computers communicating over multiple networks throughout the attraction to create the show that responds to every pull of a guest's spring-action shooter and to every move of their midway tram.
--More time was spent programming Mr. Potato Head than any other Audio-Animatronics figure ever created by Walt Disney Imagineering.
--Mr. Potato Head is able to say more lines of dialogue than any Audio-Animatronics figure ever created by Walt Disney Imagineering.
--Mr. Potato Head is the first Audio-Animatronics figure that can remove a body part and re-attach it (he does this with his ear).
--The Mr. Potato Head Audio-Animatronics figure has new, highly-expressive and animated eyes that can look directly at a particular guest in the queue when speaking to him/her.
--Mr. Potato Head is the first Audio-Animatronics figure whose mouth appears to form words and vowel sounds as it moves.
--TOY STORY MANIA! marks the first time that Woody and Buzz Lightyear appear together in a ride-through attraction, and they're joined by some of their friends from the Disney-Pixar TOY STORY films.
--Watch out for loose change in the prize scene -- Hamm is carrying more than $6 in coins when his cork pops.
TOY STORY MANIA! is just the latest highlight of the "Year of a Million Dreams" celebration at Disney Parks. Also premiering at Disneyland Resort Tuesday was the new Innoventions Dream Home, in Tomorrowland at Disneyland park.
Innoventions Dream Home is both a show and a showcase, offering guests of all ages a hands-on experience with the newest in-home technologies as they interact with members of the fictional Elias family in a fun, home environment. Microsoft, HP, Life|ware and homebuilder Taylor Morrison joined with Disneyland Resort to create entertaining, story-based demonstrations of the connected digital lifestyle, which can simplify and enhance daily family life.
Additional highlights of a summer visit to the Disneyland Resort are the new shows and entertainment experiences that have premiered in the "Year of a Million Dreams." In Disney's California Adventure, the "Pixar Play Parade" features characters from Disney-Pixar motion pictures dancing along the parade route in a fun-for-all animated playground, and "Playhouse Disney Live on Stage" invites children to clap, dance and sing along with the stars of Disney Channel kids shows.
At Disneyland, not far from the treacherous Temple of the Forbidden Eye and Indiana Jones attraction in Adventureland, Indy himself invites guests to join him for the "Indiana Jones Summer of Hidden Mysteries," unraveling clues and spotting Indiana Jones as he outwits villains in various Adventureland locations.
To learn more, visit www.disneyland.com, call (866) 60-DISNEY or contact local travel agents.