Toy Story Playland

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Toy Story Playland
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; 2.7774278Coordinates: 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
Status Operating
Opening date November 18, 2011 (2011-11-18)
Shanghai Disneyland Park
Status Under construction
Opening date 2015
General Statistics
Theme Toy Story

Toy Story Playland (also known as Toy Story Land) is a themed land at Walt Disney Studios Park and Hong Kong 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 €70 million. In Hong Kong, Toy Story Land opened on November 18, 2011.[1]

With human-size Green Army Men, a towering orange Hot Wheels race track, balsa wood airplanes, railings made of K'Nex construction kits, wooden railway track for benches and more to find, the park is designed to have visitors beaming with "I remember those!" nostalgia at every turn.

Walt Disney Studios Park[edit]

During Mickey's Magical Party in 2009, information was leaked about an expansion of 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 from the movies. It had 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 movies 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[edit]

Former attractions and entertainment[edit]

  • Green Army Men Meet & Play

Restaurants and refreshments[edit]

  • Jessie's Snack Roundup

Shops[edit]

  • Barrel of Monkeys
  • Roundup Outfitters

Hong Kong Disneyland[edit]

Toy Story Land entrance at Hong Kong Disneyland.

Hong Kong Disneyland features an almost identical land,[2] 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 5 years from the date of its opening.[3] 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 movies 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 new land opened on November 18, 2011.[4] 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 have been opened, it's next to RC Racer.

Attractions and entertainment[edit]

Restaurants and refreshments[edit]

  • Frozen Lollipops Cart
  • Jessie's Snack Roundup

Shops[edit]

  • Andy's Engine
  • Andy's Toy Box

Shanghai Disneyland Park[edit]

Opening in 2015, Shanghai Disneyland Park will feature a "Toy Story Land" on opening day. Unlike the two existing versions of this "land", it will only feature two rides, minus the "Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop" attraction found at Walt Disney Studios or Hong Kong Disneyland.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, Thomas (November 17, 2011). "Toy Story Land Officially Opens at Hong Kong Disneyland". Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved November 18, 2011. 
  2. ^ Zhao (September 9, 2010). "HK to Build First Toy Story Theme Park in Asia". CRI English. Retrieved September 18, 2010. 
  3. ^ "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. 10 July 2009. 
  4. ^ MacDonald, Brady (November 13, 2009). "Hong Kong Disneyland to add ‘Toy Story’ themed land". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 18, 2010. 

External links[edit]

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