Two registers, a sea of peeling decals, and a surprisingly good vegan totchos dish. That’s the best way I can describe Woody’s Lunch Box in Toy Story Land, which despite being roughly over a year old, is looking pretty worse for wear these days. The restaurant has made some small strides with compostable plates and a simple, tasty menu that keeps families coming back (well, that and the fact that there are few other places to grab breakfast now that Docking Bay serves it on a rare scheduled basis, and not everyone is pining for a Ronto Wrap at 8:00 AM in the morning.) However, when eating here, it’s best not to look too closely at your surroundings, or your appetite for that Mini Babybel Cheese might start to wane.
Toy Story Land regularly tops our
Weekly (yes, at one point it was weekly) Maintenance Reports because of the land’s shoddy craftsmanship. Built and maintained on a bare-minimum budget, the plastic fixtures may form a part of the toy-centric storyline, but the peeling paint doesn’t. Now it seems maintenance and upkeep issues are plaguing the land’s only eatery (for now), with questionable stains on umbrellas, considerable grime on the K’nex-themed pieces, corroded metals, and peeling paint and decals everywhere.
On many of the umbrella-topped tables, there are these questionable stains (could be dirt, could be feces) all along the toy bricks. There’s also considerable wear on the underside of the “Babybel wrapper” umbrellas.
Many parts have seen entire sheets of paint just peeled off, as with this piece that’s just bare metal at this point.
Peeling paint is seen on a number of other metal pieces, as well as corrosion from the rain and humidity.
The grooves of every K’nex piece is built up with grime and residue. It’s hard to believe they’ve ever been pressure washed at this point.
Food messes aside, this themed trash can is fully scratched up along the opening and the sides.
This themed decal is peeling at the corners and at seemingly odd spots where it’s been scratched or picked at by guests.
There is no scheduled refurbishment for Woody’s Lunch Box, and while these issues plague many outdoor eating areas throughout Walt Disney World, it’s especially apparent here, in a land that opened less than two years ago. With more and more guests funneling in for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and soon, the opening of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, the area could benefit from a bit of a refurbishment… or at least a thorough cleaning.