Sunday 7th August 2011 at 11:21 in Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop, Toy Story Playland
A few months after Toy Story Playland opened, it was discovered that the type of flooring used in the Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop queue line and loading area caused a safety issue on wet days. Therefore it was covered up with black rubber mats to prevent accidents. Only just recently a brand new green floor has replaced the original one which no longer causes any problems.
Also, the fabric-like parachutes have been replaced by a plastic material.
Sunday 17th October 2010 in Art of Disney Animation, Disney Bros. Plaza, Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop, Toy Story Playland
Changes are being made to the roof of the Art of Disney Animation building in an effort to block the view of the Toy Story Playland attractions.
A photo location based on the actual ride, opened with the RC Racer back in August. However, a few weeks later, the photo location was suddenly fenced off and a few days later even completely removed. Rumours go that DLP Guest Safety deemed the prop unsafe for children and pulled it out of the park immediately.
Now more than a month later, only the bare “Hot Wheels” track is left and still no sign of a replacement.
Friday 16th July 2010 in RC Racer, Slinky Dog Zigzag Spin, Studio Tram Tour: Behind the Magic, Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop, Toy Story Playland
Check out this video of a Slinky Dog Zigzag Spin test run, captured by our video camera from the Studio Tram Tour.
Don’t miss the Photos Magiques trip report for some up-to-date Toy Story Playland photos.
Monday 21st June 2010 in RC Racer, Slinky Dog Zigzag Spin, Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop, Toy Story Playland
Disney Newsreel magazine featured last month an interesting article on Toy Story Playland.
Imagineer Tom Fitzgerald reveals these details:
- Benches are fashioned from Lincoln Logs
- Wall constructed of dominoes
- Trash cans designed to look like wooden blocks
- 14-foot-tall talking Buzz Lightyear action figure at one entrance
- Barrel of Monkey’s at second entrance
- Tinkertoys lampposts
- Oversized holiday lights
- Andy’s enormous but subtle footprints on the walkway
- Green Army Men Training Camp (queue) features life-sized green army men, a quonset hut, a plastic jeep, crates, a lookout station and a baby monitor.
- Cast Member costumes with oversized buttons.
Read the entire article:
The giant Buzz Lightyear statue that will go at the entrance of Toy Story Playland will talk! Disney Newsreel, a magazine for The Walt Disney Company cast members world wide, confirmed this in a 2 pages article about the upcoming land.
The oversized toy will say his famous push-button catchphrases, just as seen in the movies and the toy versions.
Read the entire Newsreel article on WDSfans soon!
Monday 29th March 2010 in RC Racer, Slinky Dog Zigzag Spin, Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop, Toy Story Playland
Enjoy these latest Toy Story Playland construction from this weekend.
The first themed elements have been installed, like the Tinkertoys lamp posts and domino blocks, which will form a low wall on one side of the Land.
All photos by http://www.photosmagiques.com
Friday 19th March 2010 in RC Racer, Slinky Dog Zigzag Spin, Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop, Toy Story Playland
A time-lapse video of the Toy Story Playland construction was recently presented at a Euro Disney SCA shareholders meeting.
Our friend Mouetto was kind enough to share it with us:
Wednesday 3rd March 2010 in RC Racer, Slinky Dog Zigzag Spin, Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop, Toy Story Playland
To give a better sense of the Toy Story Playland scale, we’ve combined a photo of the Toy Story Playland model with a screenshot of Google Earth.
Check out the result:
Wednesday 24th February 2010 in RC Racer, Slinky Dog Zigzag Spin, Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop, Toy Story Playland
The Disneyland Paris press department has just released a high resolution concept art of the Toy Story Playland expansion.
Monday 8th February 2010 in RC Racer, Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop, Toy Story Playland
Toy Story Playland construction photos from past weekend.
First three photos: Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop
Last photo: RC Racer queue line
Monday 8th February 2010 in Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop, Toy Story Playland
We pointed our camera to Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop to investigate its visual intrusion around Disneyland and Walt Disney Studios Park.
We’re happy to report it’s barely visible around both parks.
Row 1: Disney Bros. Plaza and Place des Stars
Row 2: Tower of Terror entrance and Fantasia Gardans
Row 3: Frontierland and Big Thunder Mountain lift hill