Toy Story Land

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Toy Story Land
Toy Story Playland logo.svg
Walt Disney Studios Park
Coordinates 48°52′02.46″N 2°46′38.74″E / 48.8673500°N 2.7774278°E / 48.8673500; 2.7774278
Status Operating
Opening date August 17, 2010 (2010-08-17)
Hong Kong Disneyland
Coordinates 22°18′37.83″N 114°2′21.22″E / 22.3105083°N 114.0392278°E / 22.3105083; 114.0392278
Status Operating
Opening date November 18, 2011 (2011-11-18)
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Status Under construction
Opening date Summer 2018 (Summer 2018)
Replaced Studio Backlot Tour
Shanghai Disneyland
Status Under construction
Opening date April 26, 2018 (2018-04-26)
General Statistics
Theme Toy Story

Toy Story Land (known as Toy Story Playland at Walt Disney Studios Park) is a themed land at Walt Disney Studios Park, Hong Kong Disneyland, and soon-to-be at Disney's Hollywood Studios and Shanghai Disneyland. The area is based on the Disney·Pixar film series, Toy Story. In France, it is part of Toon Studio and opened on August 17, 2010 at a cost of 79 million euros. In Hong Kong, Toy Story Land opened on November 18, 2011.[1] A version of Toy Story Land for Disney's Hollywood Studios was announced on August 15, 2015 at the D23 Expo.[2]

Walt Disney Studios Park

During Mickey's Magical Party in 2009, information was leaked about an expansion at Walt Disney Studios Park, the resort later confirmed this. The new Pixar themed area helped promote Toy Story 3. The area is designed to "shrink the guest" down to being the size of a toy, and to play in Andy's Backyard with his toys. It had to do this through using highly immersive theming, using bamboo to act as giant blades of grass surrounding the area, the use of many themed props and characters from the Toy Story films such as a giant Buzz Lightyear, a giant Rex, an oversized paper plane and a large ball from the first Pixar short, Luxo Jr. The area also features numerous photo opportunities. Construction of the area started in late 2009 and was finished on time. The new area is located to the right of Walt Disney Studios Park, behind the Art of Disney Animation. It has been rumoured that the hugely popular Toy Story Midway Mania! attraction, found in Disney's Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort, Disney California Adventure Park at the Disneyland Resort, and Tokyo DisneySea at the Tokyo Disney Resort may be built here in a few years time.

Attractions and entertainment

Former attractions and entertainment

  • Green Army Men Meet & Play

Restaurants and refreshments

  • Jessie's Snack Roundup

Shops

  • Barrel of Monkeys
  • Roundup Outfitters

Hong Kong Disneyland

Toy Story Land entrance at Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland features an almost identical land,[3] named simply Toy Story Land (Traditional Chinese: 反斗奇兵大本營). This expansion area is exclusive within Asia to Hong Kong for five years from the date of its opening.[4] The land is themed identically; using bamboo to act as giant blades of grass surrounding the area, the use of many themed props and characters from the Toy Story films such as a giant Woody, a giant Rex, an oversized paper plane and also a large ball from the first Pixar short, Luxo Jr. The land opened on November 18, 2011.[5] The land is located to the west side of Hong Kong Disneyland, behind Fantasyland. It has been rumoured that the widely popular Toy Story Midway Mania! attraction, found in Disney's Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort, Disney California Adventure Park at the Disneyland Resort, and Tokyo DisneySea at the Tokyo Disney Resort may be built here in a few years time.

In February 6, 2013, a new shop named Andy's Toy Box has been opened, next to RC Racer.

Attractions and entertainment

Restaurants and refreshments

  • Frozen Lollipops Cart
  • Jessie's Snack Roundup

Shops

  • Andy's Engine
  • Andy's Toy Box

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Concept Art for Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Toy Story Land was announced for the park at the 2015 D23 Expo, set to be around 11 acres (4.5 ha) and feature a different attraction lineup, including a new entrance for the expanded Toy Story Midway Mania! The other attractions include a Slinky Dog themed family coaster and an attraction based around The Claw and the Little Green Men. Construction on the land began on April 3, 2016, and is scheduled to open in the summer of 2018.[6][7][8][9]

Future attractions and entertainment

  • Slinky Dog Dash – A family-friendly rollercoaster themed around Slinky Dog. The story goes that Andy used his "Mega Coaster Play Kit" to build around his backyard, and then put Slinky Dog on the track.
  • Alien Swirling Saucers – an attraction similar to Mater's Junkyard Jamboree in Disney California Adventure, themed around the Claw and Little Green Aliens.
  • Toy Story Midway Mania! – the current attraction's entrance in Pixar Place will be relocated to Toy Story Land.

Future restaurants and refreshments

  • Woody's Lunch Box[10]

Shanghai Disneyland Park

"Toy Story Land" was announced for the park in November 9, 2016, when Bob Iger, chairman and chief executive officer of The Walt Disney Company, along with Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, and Fan Xiping, chairman of Shanghai Shendi Group, celebrated breaking ground on the new expansion.[11]

Toy Story Land at Shanghai Disneyland will be located between Tomorrowland and Fantasyland. The land will feature three attractions and a themed character greeting area.

Attractions

References

  1. ^ Smith, Thomas (November 17, 2011). "Toy Story Land Officially Opens at Hong Kong Disneyland". Disney Parks Blog. Archived from the original on November 20, 2011. Retrieved November 18, 2011. 
  2. ^ "New 'Toy Story Land' Coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios". Archived from the original on August 17, 2015. 
  3. ^ Zhao (September 9, 2010). "HK to Build First Toy Story Theme Park in Asia". CRI English. Archived from the original on September 11, 2010. Retrieved September 18, 2010. 
  4. ^ "The Hong Kong SAR Government and The Walt Disney Company Applaud The Legislative Council's Approval of the Hong Kong Disneyland Expansion Plan". Hong Kong Disneyland. July 10, 2009. Archived from the original on October 15, 2013. 
  5. ^ MacDonald, Brady (November 13, 2009). "Hong Kong Disneyland to add 'Toy Story' themed land". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on November 5, 2010. Retrieved September 18, 2010. 
  6. ^ Fickley-Baker, Jennifer. "Toy Story Land To Come To Life At Disney's Hollywood Studios". Disney Parks Blog. Archived from the original on January 27, 2016. Retrieved January 25, 2016. 
  7. ^ Mithaiwala, Mansoor. "Toy Story Land Coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios in Summer 2018". Screen Rant. Archived from the original on July 16, 2017. Retrieved July 16, 2017. 
  8. ^ Bevil, Dewayne. "Coming to Disney World: Tron, Guardians of the Galaxy ride, 'Star Wars' hotel". OrlandoSentinel.com. Archived from the original on July 16, 2017. Retrieved July 16, 2017. 
  9. ^ Lambert, Marjie. "4 new rides coming to Disney World: Ratatouille, Tron, Mickey Mouse, Guardians of the Galaxy". Miami Herald. Archived from the original on July 16, 2017. Retrieved July 16, 2017. 
  10. ^ @WaltDisneyWorld (October 24, 2017). "Take a look at a new area for #ToyStoryLand we haven't unveiled until now – Woody's Lunch Box! #WaltDisneyWorld" (Tweet) – via Twitter. 
  11. ^ Smith, Thomas. "Shanghai Disneyland Breaks Ground On Toy Story Land". Disney Parks Blog. Archived from the original on November 11, 2016. 

External links

  • Toy Story Playland at Walt Disney Studios Park (official webpage)
  • Toy Story Land at Hong Kong Disneyland (official webpage)
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