We recently posted a story on the new Toy Story snacks and goodies that have become available at Tokyo Disney Sea in advance of the opening of the new attraction, “Toy Story Mania!“. Well, now that Toy Story Mania! has officially opened on July 9th, we wanted to let you know what the crowd was like on opening day. Okay, the attraction was highly anticipated, with excellent advance reviews, so a huge crowd was fully expected. But who would have imagined that the wait time for the ride at 10:30a.m. on opening day would be a staggering 400 minutes? That’s a 6 hour 40 minute wait!

On the ride, you get to feel like you’re actually in the world of Toy Story while playing different kinds of virtual games, so it’s definitely a fun-filled, interactive experience, and we all knew that Disney fans and Toy Story fans alike were looking forward enormously for the attraction to open.

And finally on July 9th, the day anxiously awaited by all the fans, Toy Story Mania! opened to an incredible number of people desperately eager to try the ride. Pictures of the crowd and excitement were quickly posted over the internet and has been the subject of much attention.

Here’s what internet users are saying in response to the unbelievable crowd that gathered for the grand opening:

400 minute wait for Toy Story Mania! You’ve got to be kidding!!!”
“400 minutes??? Are they fighting battles to get in or what??”
You could finish watching all 3 Toy Story movies in 400 minutes!”
“Man, the Sun will actually have set by the time you finish waiting!”
“400 minutes waiting in this hot Summer weather? That’s one mean endurance test!”
“I waited 4 hours for the Spiderman ride, but 400 minutes? Your whole day would be over!”
“It’s should be called “Toh-ee”(“Far-away” in Japanese) Story instead of Toy Story!”

Apparently, the long wait time has astounded not just Disney fans but the internet public as well. It does make you curious about the ride, doesn’t it? There are probably many people out there who want to go check it out, but just how long will this craze last? You can check the wait time on Tokyo Disney Resort’s Japanese website if you’re interested, but it looks like this information is available only in Japanese. (As of early afternoon on June 11th, the wait time seems to be about 140 minutes.) If you have the chance to visit Tokyo Disney Sea, we hope you’re able to enjoy Toy Story Mania! without too long a wait!

Original Article by: Daiichiro Tashiro (Japanese)

Source: :twipple/mikko_20100518 (Japanese), twitpic/@aloha_mickey (Japanese)

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