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Did Imagineering miss the mark with Toy Story Land?

From Audio: Monoreel Radio Bonus Episode: Walt Disney World Trip Recap (November 2019)

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Duration: 04:59
Monoreel Radio reviews the theming and determines when the best time to experience this section of the park would be.
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Monoreel Radio reviews the theming and determines when the best time to experience this section of the park would be.
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yes, speaking about Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood studios having seen it twice now, I will say that it's a land that, for me personally, before we get to it being on brand or not, I prefer this land at night. And I think for a lot of people that might be the way to do it because if you look at it during the day, it kind of comes off as being something that looks like something you'd see at a value resort, which isn't a bad thing, but you can see it in a value resort. Right? It's a lot of the big fiberglass figurines because here's the thing, it's supposed it's, it's supposed to be a land built with toys you're in Andy's backyard, the theme ng is great. But part of the problem with them leaning on the toy motif so much is that it looks cheaper than it really is. But at night, the way that it's lit up, I actually think that it's far more photogenic and far more appealing as far as the aesthetics go in the evening. Here's the thing, I don't think there's too much more you can do with it as far as, you know, making it look like one of the value resorts because that is what it is. If you're going with the fiberglass figures and if there were talking about in terms of keeping with the theme, we hit on it a little bit when we were at Magic Kingdom, that on Buzz Lightyear, they put you down to the size of a toy, that's what Toy Story does in the films and they give you the toy's perspective and now they're bringing that to the parks, which is great. You know, it certainly satisfies my, uh, my jones in for honey, I shrunk the kids because I missed that section of the park. Um, so it's cool being put on that level, but in order to achieve that, I don't think there's anything else that could have done, right? So with that being said, it is totally on brand, in fact, it's one of the more on brand areas that you'll see, not just in Hollywood studios, but in walt Disney world in totality because as you just said, it does bring you down to the size of a toy and if you're a kid having grown up watching the movies and if you're a child now it's got to be mind blowing. Yeah, and I'm glad that Toy Story really got to do. I mean, I would love to see a whole Pixar land eventually, but I love Midway mania. I think that that was such a clever way to represent the ride and it's so much fun, like who doesn't love going on there and scoring points and you know, it gets competitive. So that's great, but I like that, you know, we have a Toy Story's exponential now, right? And uh, Slinky Dog Dash was a lot of fun. Um I'm glad to see that Slinky got his own attraction because Slinky I think doesn't get his respect that he should because I feel like he's a more integral part of the toy story universe than most people recognize him for. Absolutely. I mean, prior to bullseye, that's Woody's right hand man, especially if you think to the first one when they're in the moving van and Slinky jumps out of the truck to grab RC um he's definitely a big part of the universe and I think what they did here was really clever because it does kind of give you that feel like when he stretched out of the truck and you get to ride him and I definitely by the fact that this was something that Andy created in his mind that it is something that you would find in Andy's backyard. He gave his toys a place to go play and hang out, right? I also um, I really like the alien ride. Um Alien swirling saucer. Yes. Um we got to go to Disneyland last year, so Mater's junkyard jamboree was one of our favorites. Uh it is the exact same track. It's the same concept. Uh you know where it's kind of like a, like a sizzler kind of ride. Almost like a filter world. Exactly, but it passes you back and forth between the tracks and I think that's really cool. The only thing I will say matter has a leg up because I think it's a bigger ride. So you get more of a spin. This didn't spend you quite as much. No, this definitely felt it felt more condensed than Mater's junkyard jamboree. But one way or the other in terms of it being a part of the toy Story universe and making you feel like you're a part of the film, I think it's a spot on as they make it Absolutely. Like if they were going to recreate that ride for florida and just take the same concept from California aliens was the way to go because you have the claw, they're putting you in that machine. Had they picked another character? Like if they had done like a Jessie's critter round up or something like that, I don't think it would be quite the same.
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