It’s been 20 years since Pixar introduced us to Buzz Lightyear and Sheriff Woody. The Toy Story characters are as popular today as they were back in 1995 and Disney is banking on that appeal to bring more guests into one of its Walt Disney World theme parks.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios, located inside the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, has an entire section of the park dedicated to the Toy Story franchise called Pixar Place. Pixar Place was created to look exactly like the actual Pixar animation studio in Emeryville, California and Disney just announced plans to expand the area creating an all new Toy Story Land.
The 11-acre Toy Story Land has no official timeline for completion but we do know that construction plans are already in the works to expand the wildly popular “Toy Story Midway Mania” 3-D attraction.
Newly released concept art for the project shows Toy Story Land modeled to look like Andy’s backyard. Similar to the park’s “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: Movie Set Adventure” playground attraction, guests will feel as if they have been miniaturized as they walk among towering game board pieces, building blocks and plastic buckets.
There will be two additional attractions added to Disney’s Hollywood Studios as part of the new Toy Story Land expansion. These include a family friendly roller coaster with ride vehicles created to look like the Slinky Dog character. This coaster attraction will move guests through and around a variety of Andy’s toys. The second attraction will be modeled after the Toy Story alien flying saucers. Guests will take a spin with the little green men all while trying to avoid ‘the claw’ as it hangs overhead.