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  • Toy Story Midway Mania Tips and Tricks (spoilers)

    [updated 7/6/08]

    If there's a golden rule to this game, it's that some targets will trigger a new event if you hit it. The second event is worth way more points.

    There's an "Easter Egg" or hidden trick to each room.

    Barn Room (we shoot eggs)
    EASTER EGG: The very small rat near the house at the top is worth a few points, but he's more valuable for what comes next. If you hit him when he scurries up the barn, the barn flips open with high-point mouse targets. After the barn turns back over, the rats will appear in the field with the other animals, worth 1000 points each. If you find the time, you could also shoot the goat in the top corner (2,000 pts?) and the fox on the henhouse (500). The fox, once shot, triggers a series of 1,000 point chickens.

    Balloon Room (we shoot darts)
    EASTER EGG: Aim for the corners. If you knock out the balloons on the cloud, you get a shower of 500-point balloons covering the screen. If your partner does the same thing on HIS cloud at the same time (more or less), then what you trigger is a shower of 2,000 point balloons, rainbow colored.

    Green Army Men Plate Breaking Room (we shoot baseballs)
    EASTER EGG: Hit the jumping 2000 point plates (at the same time on both sides of the screen) to activate a slew of jumping 2000 point plates across the screen.
    During this wave of jumping plates, you and your partner must both hit two jumping plates, and you'll unlock a tank that will come out of the mountain.

    Alien Room (we shoot rings)
    EASTER EGG: Put a ring around all the 100-point aliens in the rocketship in the middle. Do it before any of them pops back up, and you trigger the "hungry monster" who opens his mouth and lets you rapid fire in your rings for 500 pts, then 1,000 pts a shot. Get the monster to appear early to maximize your time with him; we find it effective to have me and my partner "split up" the spaceship to blanket it with rings very fast. Every so often, the monster keeps his mouth shut. Aim at 1,000 or 2,000 or the 5,000 point rocketships on the side during this quiet time, but come back to the monster when he's ready.

    Western Room (we shoot suction-cup arrows)
    EASTER EGG: In the first room here, you see many bullseyes that open up new targets when you hit them. Clear everything one time, not bothering to hit things that re-spawn, and you'll see that the targets leap up to 1,000 and 2,000 points possible.

    Kill the bat at the top as soon as you see it. It flips around to reveal a 5,000 point target. Then, the mine cars start saying 1,000 or 2,000 points. When you start moving across the scene, hitting the two 500 point targets that are close to each other throughout the scene opens 2000 point targets. In the mine car part, hit every single mine car to get two 5000 point mine cars, quite tricky to hit that and the bat.

    The very instant a giant target fills your screen, start rapid firing and don't stop until it's all over. As you hit the target, lights around the outside of the target illuminate. Eventually, the target starts being worth 1,000 points and then 2,000 points. But you have to be very quick.

    To REALLY get the high scores for the day or for the month, what you need is a partner who is willing to work with you to open up all the bonus targets, but then let you gather all those points.
    Last edited by KevinYee; 07-06-2008, 04:44 PM.
    Kevin Yee
    MiceAge Columnist

    I am the author of several Disney books:
    Jason's Disneyland Almanac - a daily history of Disneyland
    Walt Disney World Hidden History - tributes, homages, and ride remnants at WDW
    Your Day at the Magic Kingdom
    Mouse Trap
    Tokyo Disney Made Easy
    101 Things You Never Knew About Disneyland
    Magic Quizdom (The Disneyland Trivia Book)

    “The press [should be] a watchdog. Not an attack dog. Not a lapdog. A watchdog. Now, a watchdog can't be right all the time. He doesn't bark only when he sees or smells something that's dangerous. A good watchdog barks at things that are suspicious.” – Dan Rather

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    Re: Toy Story Midway Mania Tips and Tricks (spoilers)

    Originally posted by KevinYee View Post

    5. Western Room (we shoot suction-cup arrows): All the targets here splay open additional 500 and 1,000-point targets. Just keep shooting fast. Is there a hidden trick here?
    Actually, there is!

    In the Western room, just shoot a plunger into the saloon doors. A bunny will pop out, and so will about 8(?) targets on top of teh building. Four are worth 500, and the others are 1000! But you have to do it quick.

    I was wondering, do you know the complete prize list? Just wondering. :P

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    • #3
      Re: Toy Story Midway Mania Tips and Tricks (spoilers)

      I'm a seasonal cast member at the studios, so I went to the cast premier last week at 7:30am.... waited an hour, finally got on the ride, and it broke down 3/4 of the way through. Ah well. I guess I'll have to go and stand in line just like everyone else now.

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      • #4
        Re: Toy Story Midway Mania Tips and Tricks (spoilers)

        Whoa, great tips Kevin, I knew some but others I am definitely excited to try. Thanks for this!

        Although I have one request...don't let Eric see this so I can kick his butt at the game. LOL
        Last edited by SummerInFL; 05-20-2008, 08:04 AM.

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        • #5
          Re: Toy Story Midway Mania Tips and Tricks (spoilers)

          Originally posted by Mr. Yippie View Post
          I was wondering, do you know the complete prize list? Just wondering. :P
          *blink*... prize list? Oh, do you mean the bunny or fox or whatever that pops out at you on the final screen, to show how high you've earned? I don't know that yet. This thread is as good a place as any to record the info. I'll try to watch for that next time.
          Kevin Yee
          MiceAge Columnist

          I am the author of several Disney books:
          Jason's Disneyland Almanac - a daily history of Disneyland
          Walt Disney World Hidden History - tributes, homages, and ride remnants at WDW
          Your Day at the Magic Kingdom
          Mouse Trap
          Tokyo Disney Made Easy
          101 Things You Never Knew About Disneyland
          Magic Quizdom (The Disneyland Trivia Book)

          “The press [should be] a watchdog. Not an attack dog. Not a lapdog. A watchdog. Now, a watchdog can't be right all the time. He doesn't bark only when he sees or smells something that's dangerous. A good watchdog barks at things that are suspicious.” – Dan Rather

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          • #6
            Re: Toy Story Midway Mania Tips and Tricks (spoilers)

            I am just posting to say I won't read one word of this thread until after I ride!

            (I like to discover things on my own!)

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            • #7
              Re: Toy Story Midway Mania Tips and Tricks (spoilers)

              Kevin thanks for the tips. Cant wait to try them out soon.

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              • #8
                Re: Toy Story Midway Mania Tips and Tricks (spoilers)

                Not that the ride is soft-opened full time yet! grr. I want to hone my skillz!
                Kevin Yee
                MiceAge Columnist

                I am the author of several Disney books:
                Jason's Disneyland Almanac - a daily history of Disneyland
                Walt Disney World Hidden History - tributes, homages, and ride remnants at WDW
                Your Day at the Magic Kingdom
                Mouse Trap
                Tokyo Disney Made Easy
                101 Things You Never Knew About Disneyland
                Magic Quizdom (The Disneyland Trivia Book)

                “The press [should be] a watchdog. Not an attack dog. Not a lapdog. A watchdog. Now, a watchdog can't be right all the time. He doesn't bark only when he sees or smells something that's dangerous. A good watchdog barks at things that are suspicious.” – Dan Rather

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                • #9
                  Re: Toy Story Midway Mania Tips and Tricks (spoilers)

                  Thanks for the pointers Kevin... I have played once and need to work on my skills a little... Definatley need to build up the muscles in my wrists to get down that rapid action shooting a bit better... Lol...

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                  • #10
                    Re: Toy Story Midway Mania Tips and Tricks (spoilers)

                    It was open this weekend. Not that I got a good score. I was trying to set up my wife to get a good score, and even that didn't work.

                    We need to learn those missing Easter Eggs.
                    Kevin Yee
                    MiceAge Columnist

                    I am the author of several Disney books:
                    Jason's Disneyland Almanac - a daily history of Disneyland
                    Walt Disney World Hidden History - tributes, homages, and ride remnants at WDW
                    Your Day at the Magic Kingdom
                    Mouse Trap
                    Tokyo Disney Made Easy
                    101 Things You Never Knew About Disneyland
                    Magic Quizdom (The Disneyland Trivia Book)

                    “The press [should be] a watchdog. Not an attack dog. Not a lapdog. A watchdog. Now, a watchdog can't be right all the time. He doesn't bark only when he sees or smells something that's dangerous. A good watchdog barks at things that are suspicious.” – Dan Rather

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                    • #11
                      Re: Toy Story Midway Mania Tips and Tricks (spoilers)

                      Kevin what was your score... I went on it at DL yesterday through CM previews and I recieved a score of 181,600...

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                      • #12
                        Re: Toy Story Midway Mania Tips and Tricks (spoilers)

                        I got about 160,000 I think. As you can see in my .sig file, my highest score is much higher. But I console myself that 160k is not bad at all when I was mostly hunting around to find new Easter Eggs rather than trying to score high, and that I was hitting targets to set up my wife, not score my own points.
                        Kevin Yee
                        MiceAge Columnist

                        I am the author of several Disney books:
                        Jason's Disneyland Almanac - a daily history of Disneyland
                        Walt Disney World Hidden History - tributes, homages, and ride remnants at WDW
                        Your Day at the Magic Kingdom
                        Mouse Trap
                        Tokyo Disney Made Easy
                        101 Things You Never Knew About Disneyland
                        Magic Quizdom (The Disneyland Trivia Book)

                        “The press [should be] a watchdog. Not an attack dog. Not a lapdog. A watchdog. Now, a watchdog can't be right all the time. He doesn't bark only when he sees or smells something that's dangerous. A good watchdog barks at things that are suspicious.” – Dan Rather

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                        • #13
                          Re: Toy Story Midway Mania Tips and Tricks (spoilers)

                          ^Who knew Kevin was a gamer.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Toy Story Midway Mania Tips and Tricks (spoilers)

                            Great tricks for the ride, I was fortunate to have rode it several times on thursday after a day at Epcot. What an amazing ride, even the line is fun. I am glad I spent the extra time to get to Hollywood studios and ride this, my mom, who never goes on a ride more then once, went on this three times. Great job imagineering, this really is a great new start for the studios, much like Test Track was for epcot a few years ago.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Toy Story Midway Mania Tips and Tricks (spoilers)

                              Originally posted by SummerInFL View Post
                              ^Who knew Kevin was a gamer.
                              Oh, I love games. (that list is not complete, btw)
                              Kevin Yee
                              MiceAge Columnist

                              I am the author of several Disney books:
                              Jason's Disneyland Almanac - a daily history of Disneyland
                              Walt Disney World Hidden History - tributes, homages, and ride remnants at WDW
                              Your Day at the Magic Kingdom
                              Mouse Trap
                              Tokyo Disney Made Easy
                              101 Things You Never Knew About Disneyland
                              Magic Quizdom (The Disneyland Trivia Book)

                              “The press [should be] a watchdog. Not an attack dog. Not a lapdog. A watchdog. Now, a watchdog can't be right all the time. He doesn't bark only when he sees or smells something that's dangerous. A good watchdog barks at things that are suspicious.” – Dan Rather

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