Toy Story Land expansion announced for Disney's Hollywood Studios

Marc Davis Fan

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Also theming the backside of GMR, with fake facades would be pretty simple.

Some bricks, fake windows, etc

I agree, that would be even better than just removing the billboards. It seems like a reasonable thing to do, since MMRR means the building will be sticking around for a while.

Unfortunately, with no Return On Investment for such a project, it doesn't seem like they'd be motivated to spend the money that would be necessary (likely millions, even for just a few relatively simple facades).

This should have been part of the Toy Story Land budget - and maybe it was, in the early planning stages - but alas...
 

Timothy_Q

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I agree, that would be even better than just removing the billboards. It seems like a reasonable thing to do, since MMRR means the building will be sticking around for a while.

Unfortunately, with no Return On Investment for such a project, it doesn't seem like they'd be motivated to spend the money that would be necessary (likely millions, even for just a few relatively simple facades).

This should have been part of the Toy Story Land budget - and maybe it was, in the early planning stages - but alas...
Absolutely.

I have a long-term hope that if/when Animation Courtyard gets turned into a decent land, the current pathway to TSL goes away and a new one is built from the new land
 

doctornick

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Umm... It's in front of a gigantic blank wall and billboard that has been there for years. What do you want? It's nothing special, but it's not unattractive, especially when you consider this area of the park might eventually become backstage. It's nicer than what's been there for the past however many years.

I actually wonder if the appearance will be in synch with "Metroville" (the former Pixar Place area) once that opens. I could see it fitting into the same retro vibe that the movies evoke, but having generic names for retail is somewhat of a comic book/super hero trope (look at MSHI at IoA as well).
 

DinoInstitute

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Also theming the backside of GMR, with fake facades would be pretty simple.

Some bricks, fake windows, etc
Yep. They did a great job turning this:
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Into this:
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Now they should continue that with the rest of the park.
 

Kman101

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Absolutely.

I have a long-term hope that if/when Animation Courtyard gets turned into a decent land, the current pathway to TSL goes away and a new one is built from the new land

I've been thinking that as well. It all feels very backstage-ish still. Like another poster has said, it's likely not on their priority list but some brick or facades would improve things tremendously. Commissary Lane and the lead up to Incredibles/TSL looks backstage now. It needs fixing. But so does a lot of things ... lol. I'd really like to see Mermaid replaced soon and I can't imagine they don't touch animation courtyard at SOME point.
 

danlb_2000

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Photo update as of Thursday, January 3, 2019. The new kiosk near the entrance to Toy Story Land is a "Market." The offerings are beer, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, and pretzels. Joffrey's next door is still open.

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I have it on good authority that this is what the sign for Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railroad will be.


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Magenta Panther

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I just read on the Site That Shall Not Be Named that Toy Story Land is already looking crappy. Pictures were posted that showed tables, chairs, rides etc. with chipped paint - and I don't mean little dings either. Appalling. Looked like cheap carnival décor. And in the Frozen ride in Epcot, the Olaf AA's mouth isn't moving in sync with its dialogue. ***? Meanwhile Iger rakes in a big payday. How I wish Roy Disney Jr was still with us. We need an agitator with power and clout to complain about these things. Why is WDW so woefully neglected compared to other Disney parks?
 

mikejs78

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I just read on the Site That Shall Not Be Named that Toy Story Land is already looking crappy. Pictures were posted that showed tables, chairs, rides etc. with chipped paint - and I don't mean little dings either. Appalling. Looked like cheap carnival décor. And in the Frozen ride in Epcot, the Olaf AA's mouth isn't moving in sync with its dialogue. ***? Meanwhile Iger rakes in a big payday. How I wish Roy Disney Jr was still with us. We need an agitator with power and clout to complain about these things. Why is WDW so woefully neglected compared to other Disney parks?
People forget that Roy Jr. was not a huge fan of the parks. At one point he advocated for selling all the theme parks. He wanted Disney to focus on animation and nature films.
 

Fox&Hound

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Well, I have decided. I love these boards and value its members, but I think I have to take everything said with a HUGE grain of salt from now on. Just got back from The World, and I can say with 100% honesty that Toy Story Land is oozing with charm. Wow! What an adorable addition to Hollywood Studious. Slinky Dog Dash had a lot more thrill than I ever anticipated and it is such a fun experience- a new family favorite. While I wish Aliens was longer in duration it is nowhere near the travesty others on here would have you believe. I can't fathom why people would hate TSL so much. Tons of details, great food at Woody's Lunch Box, and bright colors that put the rest of the studios to shame. We loooooooved this new land!
 
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ChewbaccaYourMum

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Well, I have decided. I love these boards and value its members, but I think I have to take everything said with a HUGE grain of salt from now on. Just got back from The World, and I can say with 100% honesty that Toy Story Land is oozing with charm. Wow! What an adorable addition to Hollywood Studious. Slinky Dong Dash had a lot more thrill than I ever anticipated and it is such a fun experience- a new family favorite. While I wish Aliens was longer in duration it is nowhere near the travesty others on here would have you believe. I can't fathom why people would hate TSL so much. Tons of details, great food at Woody's Lunch Box, and bright colors that put the rest of the studios to shame. We loooooooved this new land!
I'm with you. I love Slinky as well. So much better than I ever imagined.
 

po1998

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Well, I have decided. I love these boards and value its members, but I think I have to take everything said with a HUGE grain of salt from now on. Just got back from The World, and I can say with 100% honesty that Toy Story Land is oozing with charm. Wow! What an adorable addition to Hollywood Studious. Slinky Dong Dash had a lot more thrill than I ever anticipated and it is such a fun experience- a new family favorite. While I wish Aliens was longer in duration it is nowhere near the travesty others on here would have you believe. I can't fathom why people would hate TSL so much. Tons of details, great food at Woody's Lunch Box, and bright colors that put the rest of the studios to shame. We loooooooved this new land!
Yeah BUT...

NO COVERED AREAS

NO INDOOR EATERY

NO STORE

<Fill in the Blank>

<Fill in the Blank>

Rinse and Repeat
/sarcasm off


That being said, your post is a breath of fresh air. 👍
 
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