Say it ain’t so! Toy Story Mania is closing at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios…for one day. The news came across this weekend that to finish up the huge expansion of the ride, it will need to close for a day to get things just right. This comes right before the busy Spring Break season, and in a time that the extra capacity is much needed on the ride that perennially has excruciatingly long wait times.
Toy Story Midway Mania is one of those rides that we’ve only been on once. It’s a great ride, but the wait is always over 90 minutes, with FastPass tickets gone within minutes of the park opening. The ride is so popular that the park is adding a third track to attraction, in hopes that it will make the lines a bit shorter.
So, it came as a shock that the ride will be closing on March 15th. Don’t panic though, it’s just for one day. It’s presumably to get the new track ready for opening. The ride will reopen the next day, though it’s not known if the new track will be part of that reopening. The new track will also not offer any new ride elements, but will just add more capacity.
The park also recently announced that they will be getting an all new Star Wars stage show, and fireworks spectacular later this year, which will make for some really big crowds.