Ever experience Toy Story Midway Mania at Disney’s Hollywood Studios? At the end of the ride…do you sit and ponder how in the heck guests get the high scores for the day and month? Well I did! So I set out on a search to find out how in the heck these “Toy Story Maniacs” score over 500,000 points.
If the line was a tad bit shorter, perhaps there would be more Toy Story Maniacs out there. After all practice makes perfect, right? One of these so called experts goes by the handle Cptingo aka BCC. CptBingo put out a video on how he achieved a score of over 500,000 and here’s a breakdown of the ride with all of the cheats or as they are also called “Easter Eggs”/Secrets.
The first hint for a high score is…ride alone! A pair of Toy Story Midway Mania Mavens playing together will result in a tally of around 300,000 for each. There’s a lot of information circulating out in the Virtual Disneyshpere that references working with a partner. Apparently this is misinformation as your ride partner can steal your points resulting in less chances for you to achieve a high score.
Also..refrain from splattering characters in the beginning “Pie Throw Practice” round. You won’t be tallying any points and you will be wasting your energy.
Your first booth will be “Hamm & Eggs”. This is the booth where you launch plastic eggs at various barnyard characters. Hit the 500 point Gophers at the bottom of the screen and make sure to hit the fox on the hen house in the bottom corner as well. Next, you want to aim for the 100 point pigs on the lower fence. Once you’ve cleared them, a cat will appear in the same general area with a 500 point value. Continue to repeat the process and each time the cat target point value will increase from 500 to 1000 to 2000.
Avoid wasting time and energy on the ducks with 100 point values as well as the cows and pigs near the top of the screen with low 100 point values. Concentrate on unlocking the cat for maximum scoring power!
Your score for the “Hamm & Eggs” booth should be in the 50,000 point range.
Your second booth will be “Bo Peep’s Baaa-loon Pop”. In this booth you will be launching darts at balloons. Note: If you happen to hit a water balloon you will experience a water backlash that can be distracting.
Your strategy at this booth is to hit the 500 point lambs at the bottom and the 1000 point lamb in the middle of the screen. To get the higher point lamb balloons to reappear you simply hit one of the green or blue 100 point lambs.
The two rain clouds are the true secret to a high score at this booth! Each cloud has five balloons. You have to pop four on one and then four on the other, leaving one balloon on each cloud. After you have cleard the four balloons on each cloud you need to prepare yourself for a precision maneuver. Shoot the last remaining balloon on one cloud and then quickly pivot over to the other cloud and shoot the last balloon there. If you are quick enough, rainbow colored 2000 point value balloons will fall from the sky. Go crazy and shoot as many of these high score balloons as possible!
Your ideal score for the “Bo Peep’s Baaa-loon Pop” booth should be in the 70,000 point range.
Now you will be on your way to the “Green Army Men Shoot Camp”. You will be breaking plates with baseballs at this booth. At the start…break as many of the higher point plates that you can. Two 2000 point plates will pop up on each side of the horizon. Hit them. They aren’t static and will drop back down below the horizon if you don’t hit them.
Once this step is finished, the front of the mountain will sink to reveal a hidden army tank inside. After the army tank reveal…a wave of four 2000 point plates will pop up in succession on each side of the mountain. These too aren’t static and will drop back down below the horizon if you don’t hit them. Hit all eight 2000 point plates as well as the 5000 point plate that the tank shoots out at you and then repeat the process. Making sure to hit all of the plates that the newly revealed tank throws out a at you.
See if you can rack up 80,000 points at the “Green Army Men Shoot Camp” Booth.
Next up is “Buzz Lightyear’s Flying Tossers”. At this booth you will be tossing rings.
Your first job is to ring all of the Little Green Men in the rocket ship in the center of the screen. When you ring one, it will pop down into the rocket ship. Your goal is to get all of the Little Green Men tucked safely away in the rocket ship so that it can launch. You have to be quick and get all of the Green Men safely inside! If one of these tiny aliens pops back up, the rocket will not launch. If you are successful in ringing all of the aliens fast enough, the rocket will launch and reveal a Gigantobot.
Gigantobot’s mouth will open and you can toss rings inside to score. The first point value for Gigantobot will be 100 points. Avoid the temptation to shoot your rings into Gigantobot’s mouth when the point value is 100 and concentrate on ringing the 1000 point rockets, planets, and jetpacks as well as the 5000 point aliens that drop down from the top of the screen. Gigantobot will close his mouth and will reopen it to reveal 500 points. Now is the time to shoot rings into Gigantobot’s mouth. His mouth will close and reopen two more times revealing 1000 points and then subsequently 2000 points. Shoot as quickly as you can and you will accumulate thousands of points at this booth.
Your score for this round of play will be in the 130,000 point range.
Last but not least is “Woody’s Rootin’ Tootin’ Shootin’ Gallery”, the Grand Finale Game. You will be throwing suction darts at bullseyes in this booth. There are three stages.
The First Stage – Try to clear the bullseyes in the center of the screen. Then move on to the gopher at the bottom and the barrels. When the 100 point bullseyes have been cleared they will reveal 500 and 1000 point bullseyes on the buildings. When those are cleared they will reveal 2000 point bullseyes near the bottom of the screen.
The Second Stage – Your carnival vehicle will then start to move horizontally. While moving, aim for the 500 and 1000 point bullseyes in the corner under the vultures’ tree. Clearing those will reveal 2000 point bullseyes. Repeat this process until you hit the next screen. Aim for the snakes in the center to rack up 2000 points. Also shoot the bullseyes at the bottom of the screen underneath the gophers for 500 and 1000 points.
The Third Stage – The Mine Carts are the third stage of the Grand Finale. Try to hit ALL of the Mine Carts and 1000 point bats. The carts will start with 500 point values, clear those and then move to the 1000 point carts. Next will be the 2000 point carts and then a few 5000 point carts. Your very last chance to score is the “Woody’s Bonus Roundup” in which a 500 point bullseye will pop up. Fire as fast as you can!! The bullseye will increase in point value the faster you shoot progressing from 500 to 1000 to 2000 points.
This is where you really accumulate points! In fact…you can easily rack up 175,000 points in this final round alone.
As I mentioned in the beginning of this post, one of these self-proclaimed Toy Story Midway Maniacs goes by the name of CptBingo in online Disney Circles. Check out his YouTube Video and learn from one of the best…