A Special Look at Walt Disney World’s Toy Story Land From Imagineers

We are so excited that Toy Story Land will be officially opening at Walt Disney World very soon.  The new, immersive land is set to open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on June 30th and we are all counting down the days!  With the opening coming up soon, we are excited that Disney Parks Blog provided us with a sneak peek at the finishing touches that Walt Disney Imagineering is putting into Toy Story Land.  Take a look at this video below:


This video comes to us from the Toy Story Land site.  In this video, Imagineers Ryan Wineinger, Shannon Mashchak and Alexis Cummins share just how many distinct areas there are within Walt Disney Imagineering.  There are areas like Show, Project Management and Graphics, which are all involved in creating Toy Story Land.

“The graphics tell a story because they really help ground where you are,” said Graphic Designer Alexis Cummins. “Any visual is really going to do that for guests, especially at Toy Story Land. We’re using all of the things Andy would actually have at his disposal to make our signs and graphics.”

There are a variety of graphics that have been added throughout the land to bring it to life with even more realism. One of the Imagineers favorite graphics is the box for Wheezy that guests will pass in the queue for Slinky Dog Dash.

“My favorite thing about it is it really does give you more information about where Wheezy came from, how long Andy’s had him and it’s just a great graphic,” Alexis said.

Who else is counting down with us until Toy Story Land finally opens?

Photo and Source Credit:  Disney Parks Blog


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