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Toy Story Midway Mania! at Disney California Adventure

January 1, 2014

Toy Story Midway Mania DCA

We visited Toy Story Midway Mania for the first time at Disney California Adventure during our first visit trip in 2013. I knew it was pretty much the same as the version at Disney’s Hollywood Studios but it is one of my favorites so I wanted to visit it on both coasts.

We learned it is pretty much the same for wheelchair users but I wanted to point out the few differences that are there. First, at DCA Toy Story Midway Mania is not a FASTPASS attraction. This means that no matter what you have to go through the standby queue.

Toy Story Midway Mania DCA

We rode twice. Once first thing in the morning and then late one afternoon. Since we were one of the first guests there during our early morning visit (everyone else heads to Radiator Springs Racers) they allowed us to use a ramp located on the side of the building. This meant that we didn’t have to go through all of the switch backs in the queue. I thought that was really nice.

Toy Story Midway Mania DCA

During our late afternoon visit we went through the standard queue. Since there are no FASTPASSES the line actually goes pretty fast. We were in line around 30 minutes and the queue was easy to get through. Once you get through the queue Cast Members will direct you to the wheelchair loading area.

Toy Story Midway Mania DCA

Wheelchairs have a separate spot just like the version at Walt Disney World. This means you can take your time, which is always nice. Cast Members will ask if you would like to stay in your wheelchair and if you do you’ll have to wait for the accessible ride vehicle.

Toy Story Midway Mania DCA

Once it arrives 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 and they will board first. Cast Members will then strap your wheelchair in, place a bumper behind your wheels, and place a seat belt around you. The shooter in the accessible car has a button and a string to use for the games so you can pick whichever is easiest for you to use.

Toy Story Midway Mania DCA

  • Moniquederoche
    February 14, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    We love this ride! We race like everyone else to get in line and get a fastpass!!! We missed it the last time we visited ..poor planning on our part!

  • Disney on Wheels
    June 11, 2011 at 3:45 am

    Thanks for stopping by Matt! I am looking forward to next week’s Hollywood Studios Awareness week.:o)

  • Matt Hochberg
    June 10, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    I completely agree! Toy Story Midway Mania is so much fun and is the epitome of what a great family attraction should be.

  • Manda
    June 8, 2011 at 10:57 am

    This looks like a great ride! It seems to have the exact same loading option for wheelchairs as Buzz Lightyears Laser Blast in Disneyland Paris! The whole of the front of the ride unit opens forward, allowing 2-3 people to enter and sit down inside, but there are special ones with space for a wheelchair. The loading area is similar to Haunted Mansion, with a moving floor, but all they do is stop the floor for a minute … which is great if you are inside the ride because a short pause means an opportunity to rack up more points with your laser blaster! 😀

  • Mary@ The Mouse Record
    June 7, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    It’s true it is so Wc friendly. The setup is like buzz, but what is so easy about this is the pull off area, no need to rush and feel like you have to zoom onto the ride at full speed! I feel like they should make more rides like this….I didn’t know they could adjust the shooter!

  • Disney on Wheels
    June 7, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Thanks Amanda!

    Amy- I am always fighting against that myth. There are only a handful of rides that the queues aren’t accessible. I either can’t ride them anyway or we get a fastpass. I am looking forward to seeing what Disney does with the new Fantasyland.

    Mary – I am pretty sure they can. Every time I have ridden they have asked if they need to adjust it so I assumed it could be.

  • Amy
    June 7, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    Great post! Thank you for busting the myth that people in wheelchairs don’t have to wait in lines. It makes me cringe whenever I hear that. I’m glad Disney developed Toy Story Mania to be so accessible, and I also hope they continue to make rides that way. I would say they are “smartening up,” but Disney is on the leading edge of accessibility features.. at least as far as theme parks seem to go.

  • Amanda
    June 7, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    We love Toy Story Mania! I am so glad you had such a great experience!!