PHOTOS, VIDEO: Woody and Jessie Take Their Place in Shanghai Disneyland Toy Story Land
Marking another milestone in the construction of Disney • Pixar Toy Story Land in Shanghai Disneyland, larger-than-life statues of Woody and Jessie have taken their places at the two entrances to the new land. Toy Story Land is scheduled to open at the Shanghai park on April 26. Woody was installed during the first snowfall of 2018 in Shanghai Disneyland.
As a fully immersive land, the two remarkable icons, Woody and Jessie, are built to be 4.5 meters and 3.5 meters tall respectively to allow guests to feel as if they’ve been shrunk down to the size of the Toy Story toys in Andy’s backyard.
After breaking ground in November 2016, the land has celebrated numerous milestones, including the successful installation of the track for the new Rex’s Racer attraction and multiple icons such as Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head, Rex and Trixie, as well as ride vehicle load-in. With major construction of Toy Story Land close to completion, the land is now entering an extensive preparation period including attraction test and adjustment and Cast recruitment and training.
The brand new Disney • Pixar Toy Story Land will feature three new attractions, Slinky Dog Spin, Rex’s Racer and Woody’s Round-Up, and a uniquely themed character greeting area. Guests can also extend their experience with fun, immersive shopping and dining opportunities in Al’s Toy Barn and Toy Box Café.
Shanghai Disney Resort has already been immersing guests in the world of toys since opening, with the only Toy Story-themed hotel in the world, as well as multiple Toy Story-themed attractions, entertainment and merchandise offerings. Today, guests can join a mission to help save the day on the Buzz Lightyear Planet Rescue attraction, or meet Woody, Buzz, Rex, and the adorable Slinky Dog on the Toy Story float in Mickey’s Storybook Express. Guests can also bring their favorite Toy Story toys, including Woody, Jessie, Buzz, Slinky Dog, Aliens and the most huggable bear, Lotso, home after shopping at Avenue M Arcade.