We’re 10 days away from the opening of Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Imagineers are busy putting the finishing touches on the land’s attractions, buildings, props and other elements. In the following video Imagineers Ryan Wineinger, Shannon Mashchak, and Alexis Cummins share just how many disciplines within Walt Disney Imagineering – including Show, Project Management and Graphics – are working together to add the final magical details:
I already spotted a few new hidden mickeys and I’m sure there are plenty of other tributes and easter eggs to hunt for. There’s a lot of detail work, including authentic replicas of graphics for toys, boxes, and game boards.
“The graphics tell a story because they really help ground where you are,” said Graphic Designer Alexis Cummins. “Any visual is really going to do that for guests, especially at Toy Story Land. We’re using all of the things Andy would actually have at his disposal to make our signs and graphics.”
Alexis says her favorite graphic is the box for Wheezy that guests will pass in the Slinky Dog Dash queue.
“My favorite thing about it is it really does give you more information about where Wheezy came from, how long Andy’s had him and it’s just a great graphic,” Alexis said.
Wheezy himself is featured as an animatronic at the end of the Slinky Dog Coaster before you return to the station to exit the ride, so seeing his box in the queue makes perfect sense. If that’s the level of detail imagineers are building into all parts of Toy Story Land, it should be a huge hit.
Toy Story Land officially opens June 30 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios