When it comes to Walt Disney World, two of the most impressive theme park areas can be found in none other than Hollywood Studios. We’re talking, of course, about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and Toy Story Land.
Fans of the classic Woody and Buzz duo will love Hollywood Studios’s Toy Story Land, where Guests can become an honorary toy in Andy’s backyard.
Based on the Toy Story franchise by Pixar Animation Studios, Toy Story Land offers three delightful attractions, a couple of excellent restaurants, and different meet-and-greet opportunities.
Guests can meet Toy Story characters such as Sheriff Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, and Bo Peep.
They can also take a spin on Alien Swirling Saucers, Toy Story Mania, or Slinky Dog Dash.
Although this theme park area is filled to the gills with different activities, there’s one less activity than there was on Toy Story Land’s opening day, as revealed by Walt Disney Imagineering’s Jim Shull:
When Toy Story Play Land opened this toy R C Racer was available for guests to pose around. Unfortunately guests would sit on the fin and hang from the antenna and so the prop was moved to the tram tour route. A second prop was built for Toy Story Land at Hong Kong Disneyland. pic.twitter.com/M16F1paliK
— Jim Shull (@JimShull) July 24, 2023
Jim Shull worked with Walt Disney Imagineering for over thirty years. During that time, he worked on different Disney Park projects in Orlando, California, Shanghai, and Paris.
In this social media post, the former Walt Disney Imagineer explains that there used to be a fixture in Toy Story Land, which Guests would take pictures with. However, due to unruly and unsafe behavior, this sculpture of the RC Racer toy had to be removed from the theme park area.
According to Jim Shull, this fixture now exists in the tram tour route, so lucky Guests can still catch a glimpse.