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Disneyland Paris CEO hints at Toy Story Mania ride for Walt Disney StudiosSubmitted by Nick Sim on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 07:26
The CEO of Disneyland Paris' parent company has hinted to a French magazine that a version of the popular Toy Story Mania ride could be on its way to Walt Disney Studios.
NewsParcs reports that Philippe Gas, the head of EuroDisney S.C.A., discussed a variety of upcoming projects with L'Express. This included a mention of an "interactive attraction" inspired by the Toy Story movies, which matches the description of the existing Toy Story Mania attractions at Disney California Adventure and Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Gas did not go as far as confirming the plans to install Toy Story Mania at the Disneyland Resort Paris' second theme park, instead stating that it is "under consideration". He claimed that the ride would encourage guests to come back for repeat rides, likely to be a reference to Toy Story Mania's point-scoring system.
Toy Story Mania is an interactive ride that sees guests taking part in a number of computer-generated mini-games. It has proven to be very popular at both Disney California Adventure and Disney's Hollywood Studios, with a version due to open at Tokyo DisneySea in July 2012. If added to Walt Disney Studios, the ride would complement the existing Toy Story Playland area.
The article also refers to the potential installation of Star Tours: The Adventures Continue at Disneyland Paris, replacing the original Star Tours attraction, although no timescale is given for this. Such an upgrade has been strongly rumoured, with all other Disney parks that hosted the original ride having either replaced it or announced plans to do so.
EuroDisney S.C.A. recently received a €150 million loan from Disney, which it will use to install a new dark ride based on Pixar's Ratatouille at Walt Disney Studios. The majority of investment at the Disneyland Resort Paris over the coming decade is expected to be focused on the studio-themed park, which has been criticised for its lack of major attractions.
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