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New Roundup Rodeo BBQ sit-down restaurant coming to TSL

lazyboy97o

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The only solace I have is that it doesn't look great so far.
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Given that Tokyo and Shanghai will both have Toy Story hotels, are we expecting the same Toy Story rooms to come to a WDW resort at some point? I thought I read something about that way back sometime years ago.
I was saying it’s just as ugly.

I’m sure some would say that Toy Story would help make Animal Kingdom Lodge “more Disney.”
 

aliceismad

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I was saying it’s just as ugly.

I’m sure some would say that Toy Story would help make Animal Kingdom Lodge “more Disney.”
I'm one of those crazies that doesn't mind well-placed IP*, but I will cry if they AKL.

Personally I would take almost any WDW resort over the Toy Story hotels in Tokyo or Shanghai. I'd never bothered to look them up cause, well, chances of my going there in the next 5 years are slim to none.

*Caveating that I agree some IP is misplaced or contrived and a mandate to include it is dumb.
 
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Animaniac93-98

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I was saying it’s just as ugly.

I’m sure some would say that Toy Story would help make Animal Kingdom Lodge “more Disney.”

Oh God, now I'm imagining a scenario where they replace all the living animals with oversized fiberglass versions of the Toy Story characters to cut down on operating costs and say they care about animal rights. 🥴

"Now we can play safari in Andy's backyard!"
 

wdrive

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Oh God, now I'm imagining a scenario where they replace all the living animals with oversized fiberglass versions of the Toy Story characters to cut down on operating costs and say they care about animal rights. 🥴

"Now we can play safari in Andy's backyard!"

I mean it makes about as much sense as Princess and the Frog in Frontierland so I wouldn’t even be surprised to see that at some point
 

aliceismad

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When are they going to realize we want a Pizza Planet near A.S.S.(Alien Swirling Saucers)?
Agreed. But then wouldn't they have to change PizzeRizzo? I mean, I assume re-branding it as some other kind of eatery would be fairly easy, but logically HS doesn't need multiple pizza restaurants.
 

UNCgolf

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Agreed. But then wouldn't they have to change PizzeRizzo? I mean, I assume re-branding it as some other kind of eatery would be fairly easy, but logically HS doesn't need multiple pizza restaurants.

PizzeRizzo used to be Pizza Planet. I'm not sure how long ago because I had a gap of about 10 years between WDW visits, but I remember going in it as Pizza Planet at some point.

They changed it once, they can change it again!

EDIT: Well I guess just about everyone here remembers it being Pizza Planet since they only changed it to PizzeRizzo 5 years ago. I had no idea it was that recent.
 
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MickeyMouse10

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It seems like such a no-brainer, doesn't it?
Yep, it would be an awesome transition from the ride to the restaurant.

an indoor Alien Swirling Saucers would have been a no brainer too...with the restaurant... a giant starfield, lots of special effects... It would have easily become the best ride in the park and would have eclipsed Sci-Fi Dine In Theater for popularity.

Great idea, they could have used projections on the walls too and made it more like the Psychodrome (Canobie Lake Park).

Agreed. But then wouldn't they have to change PizzeRizzo? I mean, I assume re-branding it as some other kind of eatery would be fairly easy, but logically HS doesn't need multiple pizza restaurants.

I think it would be alright to have multiple pizza joints. Afterall there's multiple burger and nugget places.
 
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DisneyExpert

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I get the desire to have a real Pizza Planet, trust me, but how would that work within the story that the land is attempting to tell? We're toys in Andy's backyard, so a Pizza Planet wouldn't make a lot of sense. Of course, they could take the usual lazy route of Andy having a toy version of everything, but I don't think a fake cardboard Pizza Planet is really what people are clamoring for.
 

doctornick

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I get the desire to have a real Pizza Planet, trust me, but how would that work within the story that the land is attempting to tell? We're toys in Andy's backyard, so a Pizza Planet wouldn't make a lot of sense. Of course, they could take the usual lazy route of Andy having a toy version of everything, but I don't think a fake cardboard Pizza Planet is really what people are clamoring for.

Agreed. I actually think a proper Pizza Planet is something they should build in Disney Springs.
 

RSoxNo1

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I get the desire to have a real Pizza Planet, trust me, but how would that work within the story that the land is attempting to tell? We're toys in Andy's backyard, so a Pizza Planet wouldn't make a lot of sense. Of course, they could take the usual lazy route of Andy having a toy version of everything, but I don't think a fake cardboard Pizza Planet is really what people are clamoring for.
It's a playset, just like everything else.
 

lazyboy97o

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I get the desire to have a real Pizza Planet, trust me, but how would that work within the story that the land is attempting to tell? We're toys in Andy's backyard, so a Pizza Planet wouldn't make a lot of sense. Of course, they could take the usual lazy route of Andy having a toy version of everything, but I don't think a fake cardboard Pizza Planet is really what people are clamoring for.
I don’t think people realize they can go to Pizza Planet, it’s called Chuck E. Cheese. Yeah it had a cool look but it is clearly that sort of pizza and games place that had one last hurrah in the mid-90s.
 

The Aracuan Bird

Active Member
I get the desire to have a real Pizza Planet, trust me, but how would that work within the story that the land is attempting to tell? We're toys in Andy's backyard, so a Pizza Planet wouldn't make a lot of sense. Of course, they could take the usual lazy route of Andy having a toy version of everything, but I don't think a fake cardboard Pizza Planet is really what people are clamoring for.
The over emphasis on world building in the land (for a world that isn’t that compelling) has backed them into a corner. Compelling experiences > backstory. Always. But if they must, call it a “playset”.
 

Minthorne

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I get the desire to have a real Pizza Planet, trust me, but how would that work within the story that the land is attempting to tell? We're toys in Andy's backyard, so a Pizza Planet wouldn't make a lot of sense. Of course, they could take the usual lazy route of Andy having a toy version of everything, but I don't think a fake cardboard Pizza Planet is really what people are clamoring for.
Anything is possible with imagination!
 

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