Disney has confirmed that it will mark the release of Pixar's Toy Story 3 movie by adding a new game to the popular Toy Story Mania attractions at Disney's California Adventure and Disney's Hollywood Studios.
The game will be known as "Rex and Trixie's Dino Darts", and will involve users shooting virtual darts at balloon targets against a backdrop filled with volcanoes and lava balloons. Regular riders will recognize the new addition as an updated replacement for the "Bo Peep’s Baaa-loon Pop" game, and will be able to try it out when it opens in late May.
The new game will be hosted by dinosaurs Rex (seen in the first two Toy Story films) and Trixie (a new addition for Toy Story 3). Characters from the new movie will be added to other games in the attraction, with Buttercup (a toy unicorn) joining Hamm for the "Hamm & Eggs" game and Trixie, Buttercup, Dollywood and Mr Prickleplants joining Woody and Jessie for the final prize scene.
Toy Storia Mania sees guests board cars equipped with pull-string "guns", and then travel through a series of 3D virtual games hosted by characters from the movies. Unlike most theme park attractions, it is relatively easy to update since new games primarily involve updates to its software rather than any hardware changes.
As well as experiencing the updated Toy Story Mania, guests will also be able to see "Lotso" (the Lots-O'-Huggin-Bear) at both parks. He will appear in the meet-and-greet area inside The Magic of Disney Animation at Disney's Hollywood Studios, as well as appearing in the "Block Party Bash" parade. At Disney's California Adventure, he will join "Disney's Pixar Play Parade", with guests able to pose for photos alongside the Toy Story character inside a life-sized "blister pack".