>> Hey there, I'm Cara C. Boyd, CNETNews.com. I'm here at
Disney's California Adventure World. All these people you see
behind me are here for the grand opening of Toy Story Mania, and
we hear it's a five-hour wait in line.
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>> We have a lot of mixture of new technology and old
technology that went into this. So what happens is the vehicle
has to report where it is. Our screen action shooters have to
report where they're pointing, and they have to be able to
handle guests that can pull the string up to ten times a second
that's a lot of network traffic going on, and it all gets routed
to computers upstairs that are about four or five times as
powerful as your typical home computer and those are what
display the 3D image in front of you.
>> How long have you been waiting in line already?
>> About an hour and a half maybe.
>> Why are you so excited to see Toy Story?
>> Well, because we -- that is our favorite movie. My favorite
movie when it came out and my kids both love it.
>> This is one of the first times that Pixar Animation has
actually become real-time, so we had to get these beautifully
rendered characters into a real-time environment and that was a
real challenge for us. Also, we have the characters reacting to
what you're doing and they like pull targets and move targets
and that was all -- all new. We had never done anything like
>> And the fact that it's like very multi-dimensional, I mean,
you're seeing something but then you're also like feeling puffs
of air and stuff like that, how did that happen?
>> Yeah, so those are our special effects. So we have systems
that can control the 4D effects and the projection and those
have to work with the games which will tell it, you know, when
to trigger an air puff and trigger a water puff. And sometimes
we actually know before we've even drawn the projectile on the
screen that it's going to hit an air puff or a water puff.
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>> What was your favorite part about working on this
>> I think my favorite part was working with the kids and the
families that come. We have play testers so they come like
throughout our project and tell us if it's good or, you know,
what needs to be worked on; what they like, what they don't
like. So it's fun to hear the kids talk.
>> Now, if I didn't love my job so much, I think I'd want that
job that sounds like a ton of fun. That's great. So why should
every family come down and visit Toy Story Mania?
>> Well, I do want to mention that this was designed with
everybody in mind. It's not just for kids. It's not just for
teenagers or gamers, this is for everybody. My mom went and
rode it and she looked at me and said, it's fun. Like she had
no idea that it was going to be fun for her. So we do -- we --
we make sure that everybody has a good time.
>> There are you happy now?
>> Toy Story Mania clearly has a lot to compete with with all
the other great attractions here in the park but for the true
Pixar fans I'm sure they're going to be willing to wait in the
line no matter how long it takes to get to the front of it. And
don't expect those crowds to go away any time too soon.
Reporting from Disney's California Adventure, I'm Cara C. Boyd
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