PHOTOS: Mystery Structure at Woody’s Lunch Box Becomes Cowboy Cookin’ Set Box in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Shannen Ace

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PHOTOS: Mystery Structure at Woody’s Lunch Box Becomes Cowboy Cookin’ Set Box in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The mystery structure behind Woody’s Lunch Box is finally being painted. Construction began on an expanded seating area behind the quick-service eatery in January 2022. A shade went up soon after, but new seating never opened.

Meanwhile, the land between the exit queue and Woody’s Lunch Box was cleared and the DynoGlide plane and other props were removed from the ride’s exit queue, which was rerouted during the construction of Jessie’s Trading Post.

The mystery structure was visible by January 2023 but developed slowly into a gray concrete box. Finally, painting began on the structure in mid-August, turning it into a cardboard box that we thought had been scribbled on by Andy. Reportedly, this structure is a prep kitchen.

Woody’s Lunch Box Construction

Woody's Lunch Box Prep Kitchen Mural

But now the paint job has progressed much further, revealing a more professionally colored box, with a covered wagon set against brown rocks and a blue sky.

Woody's Lunch Box Prep Kitchen Mural

Behind scaffolding, we can see some lettering.

Woody's Lunch Box Prep Kitchen Mural

The first word is spelled out with a rope. The full mural reads “Cowboy Cookin’ Set.”

Woody's Lunch Box Prep Kitchen Mural

There’s also a cactus at the far end of the mural.

Woody's Lunch Box Prep Kitchen Mural

Walking down the exit path from Toy Story Mania, guests will also pass by this side of the building, where another mural is being painted.

Woody's Lunch Box Prep Kitchen Mural

This mural depicts the various items that one might find in the Cowboy Cookin’ set.

Woody's Lunch Box Prep Kitchen Mural

Though scaffolding blocks much of the big picture, we can see the set “includes” a ladle, coffee, jerky, and cups.

Woody's Lunch Box Prep Kitchen Mural

A golden rope pattern swirls around all of the items.

It looks like this possible prep kitchen is finally nearing completion. Are you excited for the fences, scrim, and scaffolding to come down?

Another Toy Story Land restaurant opened earlier this year — Roundup Rodeo BBQ. Read our review.

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  • Shannen Michaelsen

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