The secret to a high score in Disney’s Toy Story Mania

The secret to a high score in Disney’s Toy Story Mania

At Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park, guests can shrink down to the size of a toy and enjoy attractions like Slinky Dog Dash and Alien Swirling Saucers, as well as the highly entertaining – but also competitive – Toy Story Mania.

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Found at both Walt Disney World and Disney California Adventure Park at Disneyland (as Toy Story Midway Mania), the Disney Park ride features everyone’s favorite characters from the Toy Story franchise: Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, Bullseye, Bo Peep, Mr. Potato Head, Slinky, Rex, and more! The Disney Park ride is notorious for sore arms, colorful mini-games, and hard-to-achieve high scores.

So grab your 3D glasses and get ready to finally achieve those Toy Story Mania ride high scores you’ve always dreamed of, because we’re about to reveal our secrets to achieving those high score goals!

Basic tips for Toy Story Mania

Guests of Walt Disney World Resort will hear many tips and tricks at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Toy history Land. Many experienced Toy Story Mania players will tell you not to waste your arm’s energy on the practice round, while others will advise you not to try too hard to hit a target (focus more on shooting quickly and less on how hard you shoot. There’s no penalty for missing!).


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Other tips from us are that harder to hit targets are worth more on the Pixar attraction, as smaller or farther away targets are almost always worth more points than large ones that are at the front.

Plus, working with your ride partner increases your chances of uncovering secrets that may be inaccessible alone. But for more detailed secrets on how to get those incredible high scores and impress your friends and family on your next Disney vacation, look no further than our guide below!

Game 1 – Hamm and Eggs

In this first farm-themed round, focus on the chicken coop in the bottom left corner of the screen. Try to shoot the fox out of the coop and two chickens will run out. Keep shooting those chickens to earn great points for the rest of the game.

Also, just behind the chicken coop, a cat worth 1,000 points will appear at certain moments. If you shoot these targets repeatedly, you can score over 50,000 points!

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Game 2: Rex and Trixie’s Dino Darts

The second game of the ride requires players to shoot arrows at balloons. Try to aim for the long, thin balloons underneath the volcano – it will erupt once all the balloons are popped. The volcano’s eruption releases groups of 500-point balloons that are close together, making it easy to pop as many as possible.

Then two meteors will appear at the top left and right. Both drivers should shoot each three times, after which meteors from balloons worth many points will start pouring onto the screen.

Game 3: Shooting camp of the green army

In this mini-game you have to break plates to earn points – forget what your parents say about dinner plates at home!

The key to this Green Army Men game is simple: in the top left and right corners of the screen, two 2000 point plates fly into the air. If you hit both plates, the rocks will lift and release a tank that will shoot plates worth 3000 points!

On the left, a child dressed as Buzz Lightyear is holding the hand of a person in a Buzz Lightyear costume in an amusement park. On the right, a CGI image of Buzz Lightyear is in a room from the cartoon "Toy story.

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Game 4: Buzz Lightyear’s Flying Tossers

Timing is crucial in Buzz’s exciting game of ring toss. Both players’ main focus should be on the group of aliens in the rocket workshop in the middle of the screen. Throw rings over all the aliens until they all go down together. Be quick, or more will appear.

Then the ship launches to reveal a giant robot. When its mouth opens, you can shoot rings into it to get multiple points each time: 100 the first time, then 500, 1,000, and finally 2,000!

Game 5: Woody’s Rootin’ Tootin’ Shootin’ Gallery

The final round of Toy Story Mania at Walt Disney World is sure to give you sore arms if you do it right!

Woody’s round is divided into several sections, all of which require accuracy. Simply shoot at each target on the screen. Once each target is hit, new targets will appear that are worth more points. If you can keep this up until the mine section, you’ll definitely score some big points.

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During the second round with the falling minecarts, you have to hit every cart you see, but don’t miss the two bats that fly in from the top of the screen. If you hit them, the minecarts are worth more points.

So there you have it. We hope you’ve “found a friend in us” after we shared our best tips and secrets for scoring the best prizes in the Best in Car category at Toy Story Mania at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

With a little speed, accuracy, persistence and a few good old tricks, it’s possible to hit the high numbers sometimes seen on this popular ride at Walt Disney World Resort – but don’t tell your fellow players!

Toy Story Theme Park

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This post originally appeared on Disney Tips.