These are the first images of Disney's new 'Toy Story Land' and it looks amazing
If there's one thing that Disney fans and non-fans can both agree on, it's that Pixar are pretty damn great at what they do. And even if you can't say that you enjoyed every single one of their hit animations, there's a good chance that you love the Toy Story movies.
The 1995 original was a huge breakthrough for computer animation in the movies, and it didn't hurt that it was a great movie and a huge success with its audience. Soon enough we got a sequel, which was somehow even better. A full 11 years later we finally got Toy Story 3, which ended the trilogy with a closer that was as funny as it was devastatingly emotional.
Each of the Toy Story movies had a significant effect on particular age ranges. While children undoubtedly enjoy the exciting adventures of Woody, Buzz and the rest of the colourful crew, those who grew up with the first two movies have their own connection to the series. As the movies went on the toys remained the same, but Andy grew up in real time.
Many who had loved the original as young children found themselves relating to him all over again when he was packing up his belongings for college in the third entry. In a similar fashion, parents of this generation got just as emotional, maybe even more so, as they were reminded of their children becoming old enough to leave home.
No doubt capitalising on our collective nostalgia for these movies, and the fresh good will from Toy Story 3's critical and commercial success, Disney World are now launching Toy Story Land in 2018.
Located at the California site, it is described by Disney as a "colorful landscape" filled with "giant building blocks and game board pieces" that are "straight out of Andy's vivid imagination". Each building and structure is designed to look like every day objects, to give visitors the feeling of being toy-sized.
You can see the construction of the park, which was released in November, in the video below:
Carlos Castro, vice president of Disney Corporate Alliances, said in a statement:
"We can’t wait for our guests to experience Toy Story Land, and the new quick-service window located within the land will surely delight hungry toys and people alike."
"We are thrilled to collaborate with Mini Babybel and introduce additional snack offerings in Toy Story Land and throughout Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort."
Some of the attractions that Disney have announced include the Slinky Dog Dash rollercoaster, Alien Swirling Saucers and a food court called Woody's Lunch Box. Fittingly, there will also be an arcade area, with a rocket-themed ride named The Claw.
I haven't had the chance to see Disney World since I was a little kid, but after seeing these images I'm tempted to pop over to California for a quick visit (or five).