Sunday, December 3, 2017

Shanghai Disneyland Shares Details of New Toy Story Land Expansion

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Shanghai Disneyland is currently hard at work on their first major expansion since opening in June of 2016.  A new section of the park is being created, named Toy Story Land, featuring rides and attractions themed after the popular film franchise.  The aerial view above shows all that will be built, including three new attractions along with dining and retail locations.

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Visitors will feel as if they've shrunk down to the size of the Toy Story characters and entered a larger-than-life world.  Filled with bright colors and elaborate theming, Toy Story Land will also have a dedicated space to meet with the film's characters.

Above is art for Rex's Racer, a half-pipe style ride where guests sit in a giant RC Racer car as it moves back and forth up the half-pipe track.  Trixie, the triceratops featured in the movies, is the host of the new ride.

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Another attraction will be Woody's Round-Up, where Woody has set up a herd of ponies that are each pulling a cart that riders sit in.  As the ride begins the ponies do a square dance, with riders following behind as they move through giant turn tables.

Finally, the Slinky Dog Spin will race riders around in a giant circle, seated within the coils of his giant slinky body.

The land will also feature the Toy Box Cafe, featuring meals for hungry guests, and a souvenir shop named Al's Toy Barn.  The expansion is set to open in 2018 at Shanghai Disneyland.