If you’re on the lookout for Toy Story Mania cheats that’ll help you win every single time you ride, I’ve got you covered. From specific shooting targets to tricks that’ll reveal bonus points, this go-to guide has it all!
Toy Story Mania is one of the first rides I queued up for on my very first Walt Disney World trip with my family. That was WAY back in the day, and I’ve only become more competitive over the years (hey, can you blame me?!).
So, I made it my mission to hunt down the top Toy Story Mania cheats that’d get me a high score every time I played.
And when you’re waiting for up to 120 minutes at the parks during the height of summer, you’re going to want to win big!
This ultimate list of Toy Story Mania cheats will run you through every single mini game and how to beat it.
From the ring toss to the plate-breaking extravaganza with the Green Men, I’ll turn you into a Midway Mania legend.
Now let’s do this thing!
Game By Game Toy Story Mania Cheats That’ll Get You a High Score!
Game 1: Hamm and Eggs
The first round in the ride is barnyard-themed and it’s a pie toss target practice game.
You’ll score the most points if you shoot the fox off the hen house and then fire at the chickens.
The chickens don’t actually go anywhere, and you can repeatedly shoot at them to rack up more points.
If you spot a cat, it’s worth 1000 points (and you’ll want to hit it if you can!). This happens a few times over the round.
If you’re focused, you can shoot at these prime targets several times over the course of the round.
The maximum you’ll be able to score at this round is around 50,000 points before you move on to Game 2.
Game 2: Rex and Trixie’s Dino Darts
Rex and Trixie’s Dino Darts is the second round you’ll play and it’s essentially a balloon-shooting game.
The first thing you should do is shoot at the lava balloon that comes straight out of the top of the volcano.
These are worth 500 points and appear about 6 times in total during the game.
You’ll want to try and catch the long balloons that come from under the volcano.
If you shoot them all, the volcano erupts and you’ll be able to go HAM shooting a collection of 500-point balloons.
This is a dream as the balloons are all released in quick succession. So, they’re VERY easy to pop all at once.
Once you’ve shot as many balloons as possible, you’ll want to catch the meteors that pop out at top corners of the screen.
You need to shoot these at least 3 times (more if you miss!) before showers of balloons start coming down.
Oh, and there are also growing balloons that appear at the center of the screen. Try to pop them when they’re largest (and don’t get distracted!).
If you score well at this point, you should leave the darts minigame with over 60,000 points.
Game 3: Green Army Men Shoot Camp
This game has you shooting plates with the famous Green Army Men.
I’d say that this was one of the simplest Toy Story Mania cheats to take advantage of – all you need to do is smash plates!
Just watch out for 2000-point plates in this game. If you shoot them at the top left and right corners of the game screen (at the same time!), a tank will pop out from under the rocks.
If you manage to do this, the plates it shoots will be worth 3000 points.
This is another game that should get you around 80,000+ points.
And honestly, my main piece of advice for this game is to SHOOT LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT.
There are no consequences for doing this, and it gives you the best chance of getting a high score.
Game 4: Buzz Lightyear’s Flying Tossers
Before the game even starts, you’ll want to pull the triggers as quickly as you can to hit the aliens sitting in the rocket.
When you’re shooting at the aliens, they’ll dip back into the rocket and hide for a period. If you can, you’ll get them all ducking down at the same time.
This isn’t something you’ll nail on the first try, but you really want to try and reveal the Gigantobot.
That’s what happens if the aliens are all ducking at the same time!
The Gigantobot will open its mouth during the game, and you NEED to try and shoot directly into its mouth.
If you do this, you’ll rack up between 100 and 5,000 points with each successful attempt.
I’d honestly miss the first one entirely as it’s a waste of time. Instead, you should focus straight on the 5,000-point aliens that are tucked away at the back of the screen.
Just a word of warning – you need to be incredibly quick as the open-mouthed intervals are SHORT.
If you can’t hit the aliens, focus on the rockets and jetpacks as they’ll still give you points.
A fantastic score here is 115,000, but you can be close to 140,000 if you play your cards right.
Game 5: Woody’s Rootin’ Tootin’ Shootin’ Gallery
The final round is Woody’s Rootin’ Tootin’ Shootin’ Gallery where you’ll try to score as many bulls-eyes as possible.
This round moves you around several times, so you’ll need to be on top of the Toy Story Mania cheats I’ve already mentioned.
And by that, I mean moving quickly, shooting accurately, and being aware of hidden gems.
It’s probably the easiest round in the entire ride, but you need to hit targets accurately or they won’t count.
You should try and clear the middle section of the screen first before moving to the gophers and buildings.
This should get you the most points possible.
It’s also worth firing rapidly at the mine carts AND keeping any pivoting in your vehicle to a minimum.
So, move slowly but shoot QUICK.
The ride will move to the side right at the end of the shooting gallery, but don’t stop shooting.
There are still 2000-point targets to hit underneath the vulture’s tree (and most people miss them!).
By the end of the ride, you could have anywhere from 350,000 points to 500,000 points if you’re a total legend.
General Toy Story Mania Cheats
Find hard-to-hit targets
One of the top Toy Story Mania cheats you can use is RAPID SHOOTING and searching for hard-to-spot targets.
Like I just mentioned, lots of people tend to miss the moving targets at the end of the ride.
Equally, you may not know about the lava balloons or hidden tank element to the Green Man game.
If you know what to look for, you’re way more likely to get a high score!
It might sound counterintuitive if you’re in a match against the person you’re in a car with.
But you’re bound to score a higher overall total if you work together to shoot at targets.
After all, two heads are better than one!
Practice, practice, practice
It sounds corny, but one of the top Toy Story Midway Mania cheats I can give you is to just get practicing.
The more times you’re able to ride, shoot, and nail those harder targets, the higher your score will be.
So, hit the ride at rope drop, ride it an extra time at park closing, and grab an extra Lightning Lane on Genie+.
The more you’re used to the targets popping up (and where they are!), the higher your score will climb over time.
Go as fast as possible
I’ll be honest and say the best Toy Story Mania cheats involve shooting as fast as you can.
This goes for multiple mini games, but it’s especially important during Woody’s Bonus Roundup.
There’s literally a single 500-point target that’s released right at the end of the ride and it’s easy to miss.
So, keep your eyes peeled, have your gun at the ready, and move FAST.
Accuracy is key
Even though you’ll want to shoot as fast as you can, I highly recommend nailing your accuracy during the practice round.
I don’t really see this as a huge “must” if you’ve been on Midway Mania several times already.
But if you’re new to the game, use the practice round to get a feel of the shooting gun and how it lines up with targets.
The more accurate you are, the better chance you have of hitting trickier targets.
Yep, I’m talking about those aliens in Game 4!
Don’t forget Mr. Potato Head
Alright, so this isn’t one of the Toy Story Mania cheats that’ll help you win the game.
But the Mr. Potato Head animatronic is such a glorious part of the ride that you’d be silly to miss him.
He’s right in the heart of the queue line and is incredibly difficult NOT to see.
But I recommend spending your standing time listening to his jokes and admiring the fact that he can REMOVE HIS EARS.
There you have it: my ultimate list of Toy Story Mania cheats that’ll help you get a high score!
How do you feel about Toy Story Midway Mania? Is it one of your favorite rides? What’s your highest score? I’d love to hear about your experiences with this ride in the comments below!