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Toy Story Land Has Finally Opened At Disneyland Shanghai

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Toy Story Land Has Finally Opened At Disneyland Shanghai

Toy Story is one of the greatest film trilogies of all time - if there was ever a movie deserving of having its own section of Disneyland, then the animated classic might well be it.

For Hong Kong Disney fans, this has long been a reality - and now the wonder of Toy Story Land is due to spread into China and America. Disney have opened a Toy Story Land at their Shanghai theme park, the first major expansion to the location since it opened almost two years ago.

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Toy Story Land features three rides associated with the films: a Slinky Dog Spin, Rex's Racer and, of course, Woody's Roundup, named after the fictional series on which the cowboy star of Toy Story is based.

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The decor of the park includes replicas of Al's Toy Barn, where Buzz Lightyear was initially purchased in the film, as well as plenty of oversized toys that fans will recognise. You can expect to see Buzz and Woody, of course, as well as Rex the Dog, Mr Potato Head, the Dinosaur and plenty more.

"We're grateful to the people of China for wholeheartedly embracing Shanghai Disney Resort, for truly making it their own and also making it one of the most successful theme parks we've ever opened," said Bob Iger, CEO and chairman of Disney.

Disney CEO Bob Iger unveils the attraction. Credit: PA
Disney CEO Bob Iger unveils the attraction. Credit: PA

Disney were able to create the Toy Story zone in collaboration with Shanghai Shendi Group, who assisted in building the park and hotel complex.

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"Shanghai Disney Resort has quickly become a premier tourism landmark in this city, for both Chinese and foreign visitors," said Shanghai Shendi Group chairman Fan Xiping.

"We look forward to continuing the close collaboration with The Walt Disney Company as we further position Shanghai as a world-renowned tourism city, introducing exciting new experiences to guests and delivering a top-tier level of service."

Woody and Jessie pose with a family at Shanghai Disneyland. Credit: PA
Woody and Jessie pose with a family at Shanghai Disneyland. Credit: PA

A third Toy Story Land is under construction at the Hollywood Disneyland as well, with a 20-foot tall statue of Woody among the main attractions. The LA version of the park is slated to open at the end of June.

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The Shanghai Disneyland opened in 2016 and the Toy Story Land extension has been under construction pretty much ever since, with building work lasting just under two years until the final product was opened to the public this week.

Featured Image Credit: Disney / Pixar

Topics: TV and Film, Disneyland, Toy Story, Theme Park

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