The amazing concept behind Toy Story Land at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios is that upon entering, guests are reduced to the size of a toy to explore and play in Andy’s backyard. For many of us who grew up with Andy and the gang, this is a dream come true.
And the Imagineers didn’t spare the opportunity to include as many large-sized classic toys all over the territory as if it were possible, as if Andy had built it all himself, from what he had around him. The details are so rich, nostalgic and frankly adorable, that they really take the child out of everyone.
Let’s take a look at what classic toys the Imagineers have included throughout this beloved land:
When he built his amusement park in the backyard, Andy resorted to some very standard children’s building materials.
Several pieces of Tinker Toy are used for many of the main structures, such as holding Christmas lights lined up all over the ground, as well as forming the bridge to Slinky Dog Dash, while K’Nex pieces make up a large part. of fencing.
Blogs also stand out throughout the territory. Brightly colored blocks of all shapes make up the building for the bathroom, as well as towers around Slinky Dog Dash. Wooden cube alphabet blocks are used for signage, including the word “earth” at both entrances to the area.
Lincoln logs and wooden pieces from a set of railroads are also cleverly used as a bench. Unfortunately, with LEGOLAND as a competitor not far away, its popular bricks were not used here. But there are so many things to discover that you won’t miss them!
There are also references to numerous board games and cards scattered throughout the territory.
The tail of Toy Story Mania is a treasure trove of classic games such as Monopoly, Candy Land and Scrabble game boards, as well as Monopoly ownership cards, Uno cards and many runaway monkeys from Barrel of Monkeys. On our recent trip, the lines were so short that I felt I didn’t have enough time to contemplate all these amazing details (not that I was complaining about the short lines, but …).
Outside, you’ll find large Cooties both on the bathroom sign and right next to the building. Speaking of which, the bathroom sign is made of Scrabble tiles. At Slinky Dog Dash, a Candy Land game piece is used to measure the height restriction of the trip, and a Jenga tower is in the middle.
These are just a few examples of the many games you can spy on Toy Story Land.
Toy Story Toys
Andy can’t leave out his most special toys of all the fun, so many of ours History of toys favorites also appear.
Woody is in front and center at the main entrance of Toy Story Land (from Animation Courtyard), ready to greet his favorite deputies, while Buzz Lightyear and the green aliens from Pizza Planet await a Star Command message near Alien Swirling Saucers.
Jesse and Rex, the dinosaur, find themselves tapping lights on top of Slinky Dog Dash, while guests go straight to Slink itself. Mr. Potato Head talks to those waiting in the queue for Toy Story Mania and the green army men stand guard all over the area.
The famous Pixar ball, which appears in many Pixar films, but which debuts in the original History of toys, is close to Woody’s lunch box and does a great photo shoot!
Over the years, these toys (many of which were created for the movies) have become major classics, and it’s fun to see so many in Andy’s backyard.
Many other classic toys can also be found. Crayola products, including crayons, markers and chalk, in a colorful rainbow, are scattered all over the earth.
A Fisher-Price Little People caravan serves as the main souvenir car, with shelves and racks carrying various History of toys products. There’s also a Little People! And it’s even the old school guy Andy would have had in 1995 (the guy whose head could come out and cause a choking hazard)!
And is there anything more classic than a simple io-io? The wooden versions of this toy can be found at both Toy Story Land entrances, with the Toy Story logo stamped to welcome you.
Toy Story Land is a real playground for both children and children at heart. People of all ages will find here toys to connect with, which bring back fond memories and remind them of an easier time. This place is pure joy, and that’s what Walt Disney World is all about!
What other classic toys have you noticed throughout Toy Story Land? Let us know in the comments!