Toy Story Midway Mania – How to See it Without A LINE!

Hollywood Studios Toy Story Midway Mania Exterior Sign

Hollywood Studios Toy Story Midway Mania Exterior Sign

Name of Attraction:

Toy Story Midway Mania

Opening Date:

May 31, 2008


Toy Story Midway Mania! is an attraction which begins from the moment you arrive in the Disney Pixar section of Hollywood Studios.  You will find that the entire section of the park has been Imagineered to make guests feel that they have shrunk to the size of a toy.  As such, you will find all of the items in the area are extremely large-sized toys.

Once in line for the attraction, you will find that you wind this way and that through the queue which is floor to ceiling decorated in toys and games.  Most of the games will be remembered by all of those standing in line from past childhood fun!  For guests standing in the regular line (not the fast pass line), you will be greeted by Mr. Potato Head who will give you a memorable, short conversation or joke.  After passing Mr. Potato Head, expect to be through the line within 15 minutes to the actual attraction.

Board your ride vehicle and put on your 3D glasses and get ready to shoot at a variety o exciting targets.  To get the best score be sure to read the post here on ways to collect the most points!


The hottest attraction in all of Hollywood Studios is Toy Story Midway Mania!  In fact, one would even argue that the use of the word “Mania!” in the name of the attraction is rather appropriate.  If you are at Hollywood Studios when the park holds “rope drop” (when the park opens and guests are allowed to head to the attractions), you will see many a person RUNNING to this attraction.  The attraction has lines that accumulate very quickly.  In addition, you also find that the fast passes quickly are GONE by 11 AM!

So, what do you do if you want to ride this attraction with no wait?  GET TO THE PARK ON TIME!  That really is the only answer!  You have to get to the park when it OPENS, not 30 minutes late…  If you know you will want to ride the attraction more than one time, go ahead and get a fast pass as soon as you get to the attraction area.  Then head to the regular line and ride the attraction for the first time of the day.  You should find that the line at this time of day is minimal, or as minimal as can be had.  Then, you can return later on in the day at your fast pass return time for your second ride of the day.  Good luck!


1 comment for “Toy Story Midway Mania – How to See it Without A LINE!

  1. mom2mandj
    June 25, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Last week I went to HS, got to TSM at 9:40, and the FP were already for 2:20 pm. The stand-by wait time said 75 min. I decided I had nothing better to do, so I went inside. I was surprised to walk in all the way to the Mr. Potato Head pt art. I got on the ride in about 10 min. (I was a single rider and they let me in the FP line.) I was really surprised because Disney is usually honest about the wait time. As soon as I got out I went back in, and the wait was about 25 min. The sign still said 75. IMHO, if you are there early and the line is not out the door, give it a try. If you walk into the building and the line is truly long, you can always walk out. But you may also be pleasantly surprised.

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