Green Army Men Invade Disney’s California Adventure

Alpha Gollihugh brings us this breaking story from Disney’s California Adventure!

A new show on the roll at Disney’s California Adventure features the Green Army Men from Toy Story. From under the bed in the upstairs bedroom of the Toy Story Midway Mania ride, come Andy’s army men, full-sized and looking for recruits. They march, they drum, and they teach any volunteers to be “real toy soldiers”. Even the important fact, “that toy army men have to hold perfectly still if any humans come into the room”.

“Hup 2-3-4, hup 2-3-4, army men set up!”


The army runs on beat……set up the drums.


“I see some out there that would make fine soldiers for Andy’s army!”


“I can’t hear you…….come forward and line up here!”


“Calling Andy, I mean ‘commander’…….shall we train the new recruits?”


“Come on recruits, quickly now, in line…..”


“Now we need to train you…………….follow me…March!”


Weapons training: “Ready…fire! Ready…fire!………This will really ‘bug’ them!”
(They are throwing lady bugs)


“An army marches to its drummers………………ok recruits……listen and come in on command!”


“Toy soldiers must know that when people enter the room you must hold absolutely still……………like this.”


“Time to move on. Remember army men, Base is the big green box under Andy’s bed.”



This fun little show is performed several times a day. The Green Army Men come out from backstage near the Maliboomer, and recruit likely candidates as they travel along the boardwalk to Ariel’s Grotto. Training sessions take place on the boardwalk in front of Ariel’s Grotto.

(A big thank you to Alpha for putting this blog together!)

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Laura Gilbreath is a native of San Diego, CA. She has been making the trek up Interstate 5 to Disneyland since she was a small child and terrified of talking tikis and hitchhiking ghosts. She and her husband Lee enjoy trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World, as well as sailings on the Disney Cruise Line.

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6 Replies to “Green Army Men Invade Disney’s California Adventure”

  1. Great pictures! They make me homesick. It’s definitely not a new thing…the last time I was at DCA was in January 2008 before we moved east, and we saw it either that time or before (we used to have annual passes, sigh.)

  2. We will be visiting Disneyland, for the first time, this April and staying in the new DCV Villas. Do you have any info as far as asking for a room with a view of the parks? Also, do you know about when, from past experiences, Disney might publish information on the Food and Wine Festival? Thanks for any help you can give me. Mrs. Tanner

    Laura replies: I’m told that the Food and Wine web site ( will be updated with information on this year’s Festival in the next week or so. I know I’ll be keeping my eye on it, since it’s one of my favorite events each year!

  3. This was there last August, and when I said to the attendant “oh this is new!” the reply I got was that it had been there at least a year, so this is not new – they just didn’t used to get out much!
    I even have pictures on my Flickr if you don’t believe me!

  4. Wonderful update. Looks like fun. It is great when the characters who are not rock stars provide ways for kids to get involved in something, so everyone can play.