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)
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Status In development
General Statistics
Theme Toy Story

Toy Story Playland (also known as Toy Story Land) is a themed land at Walt Disney Studios Park, Hong Kong Disneyland and soon to be at Disney's Hollywood Studios. 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] 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[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,[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 5 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 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.[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 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

Disney's Hollywood Studios[edit]

Toy Story Land was announced for the park at the 2015 D23 Expo, set to be around 11 acres and feature a different attraction line-up including a new entrance for an expanded Toy Story Midway Mania!. The other attractions include a Slinky Dog themed family coaster and an attraction based around The Claw and the LGMs.

Future Attractions & Entertainment[edit]

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. ^ "New ‘Toy Story Land’ Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios". 
  3. ^ Zhao (September 9, 2010). "HK to Build First Toy Story Theme Park in Asia". CRI English. 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. 10 July 2009. 
  5. ^ MacDonald, Brady (November 13, 2009). "Hong Kong Disneyland to add ‘Toy Story’ themed land". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 18, 2010. 

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