• strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /var/www/html/sc/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 906.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument::init() should be compatible with views_handler::init(&$view, $options) in /var/www/html/sc/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument.inc on line 744.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /var/www/html/sc/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument_many_to_one.inc on line 35.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /var/www/html/sc/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument_many_to_one.inc on line 35.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /var/www/html/sc/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 607.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /var/www/html/sc/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 607.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_boolean_operator::value_validate() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::value_validate($form, &$form_state) in /var/www/html/sc/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_boolean_operator.inc on line 159.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /var/www/html/sc/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 906.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /var/www/html/sc/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 24.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /var/www/html/sc/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 134.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /var/www/html/sc/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 134.

Monkeys in a barrel

Toy Story Midway Mania is filled with lots of toys that are very familiar to kids as well as adults that remember them from their youth. Part of the charm of Toy Story Midway Mania is guests see many toys they grew up playing with and it instantly makes a connection with the guest. Not all of the toys, however, in Toy Story Midway Mania are there purely for nostalgic reasons. In fact, some play a role in telling the backstory of the attraction including a toy that's seen both in and around the attraction: the Monkeys in a barel.

The monkeys are a key aspect of the storyline of the attraction because in the backstory, Andy has just received the Midway Mania playset. Once Andy leaves, the toys "come to life" and start playing with the midway games themselves. Because there are so many toys that Andy has now, the toys have even begun to spill out of Andy's room and out of the Toy Story film and into (and subsequently out of) the Pixar Studios itself. You see, the exteriior of the building is themed to be a scale replica of the real Pixar Studios and the Pixar building represents where films like Toy Story "live".

 

The first toys out of the building are of course the Green Army Men. The Green Army men use the barrel of monkeys to create a bridge across the Pixar Place ground and onto the other building. The monkeys serve as an important asset for the Green Army Men to complete their "mission". While out and about, they aren't all business like the Green Army Men and they explore and swing around the area. You'll find monkeys all over Pixar Place and Toy Story Midway Mania and some have even started some trouble.

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