Toy Story Mania is one of my favorite attractions. It’s so easy for me to get into the ride vehicle. I’m also a little competitive so it’s an attraction that we can’t miss.
Location: Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Height Requirement: Guests can be any height
Accessibility: Guest can remain in their wheelchair.
Who Should Ride: Kids and kids at heart
“While Andy’s away, the toys will play! Toy Story Mania! – one of the most popular attractions at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – receives a colorful all-new entrance. Evoking the fun in store, the entrance is actually the box Andy’s Toy Story Mania! game came in. Recently updated with a third track, the attraction allows even more guests to experience the carnival playset action, using virtual objects from baseballs to cream pies to hit targets in a variety of whimsical, fast-paced scenarios. To the highest scorer go the bragging rights!”
The entrance to Toy Story Mania is now in Toy Story Land. Both the standard and FastPass+ queues are wheelchair accessible. Part of the queue is outdoors but most of it is inside. Fastpasses used to be a huge priority but I would recommend trying to ride stand by and save your fastpass for Slinky Dog Dash.
The queue consists of several switch backs but they are pretty easy to navigate. Eventually you will come to a Cast Member that will ask you how many are in your party and if you can transfer. If you prefer to stay in your wheelchair they will direct you to the wheelchair loading area. Your wait time can vary depending on if there are other wheelchair users ahead of you.
Once you are ready to board the Cast Members will lower a ramp for you to enter the ride vehicle. One member of your party will be able to ride with you. If you have more people in your party they can ride in the ride vehicle behind yours. Cast Members will then strap your wheelchair in, place a bumper behind your wheels, and put a seat belt around you. The ride spins quite a bit but I have always felt secure and my wheelchair has never moved.
You use the shooter in front of you to play the games on the attraction. There is a string you can pull but on the accessible ride vehicle there is also a button on top that you can push that may be easier for you to use.
Once your game is over, Cast Members will remove all of the straps and the bumper holding you in place and then lower the ramp for you to exit. You then go around and exit next to the other loading area. Since the attraction exit has moved as well, it has gotten a little longer. But it is themed and there are some cute spots to grab a photo along the way.
I think Toy Story Mania is one of the easiest attractions for wheelchair users to experience. The separate loading area makes it even easier and you never feel like you need to rush.
The version of Toy Story Mania at Disney California Adventure is also wheelchair friendly. If you have any questions just leave a comment below!