When Disney announced the construction of Toy Story Land back in January, fans were given only a few simple concept images to obsess over. Now, that has changed. Pixar shared an image and a teaser video both featuring images of the Florida project, which is being shined up for a June opening, on Instagram. The first glimpses were, to put it mildly, encouraging.
The Pixar-themed Walt Disney World attraction already has fully constructed rides and a largely built out landscape. The impressive thing — and the specific thing that Disney is trumpeting — is the scale of the toys. They are enormous. The park is clearly meant to make visitors feel like they’ve been shrunk down and tossed on Andy’s floor with the rest of the gang. Nothing wrong with that.
What’s particularly impressive is how haphazard everything looks despite being rigorously planned and scaffolded. The giant replic of Rex, the dinosaur toy, teeters on top of a Jenga tower that looks ready to topple. Nearby, block constructions lean perilously. It might be a bit unnerving to walk into the world, but that doesn’t mean that kids won’t love it.