VIDEO: First Look at Wheezy the Penguin Audio-Animatronic in Action in Toy Story Land

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Earlier this spring, Walt Disney Imagineering welcomed Wheezy, the toy penguin from the Disney•Pixar “Toy Story” films, to Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Today, Disney shared a new look at the squeaky penguin, who has made his mark in history by becoming the first and only Wheezy Audio-Animatronics figure in a Disney theme park.

We were first introduced to Wheezy in “Toy Story 2.” At the beginning of the film, Woody’s arm is torn and he’s placed on a shelf high in the room where he’s surprised to meet Wheezy, a penguin toy with a broken squeaker. When Andy’s mom grabs Wheezy to place in a yard sale, Woody barely rescues him before Woody is snapped up by Al of Al’s Toy Barn – and the rest of the toys’ adventure unfolds. Wheezy later reappears at the end of “Toy Story 2” – with a new, working squeaker – singing “You’ve Got A Friend In Me.”

Wheezy will be waiting for guests at the end of the Slinky Dog Dash attraction when Toy Story Land opens June 30th.

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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