Disney’s Hollywood Studios underwent a large transformation a couple of years again that resulted in not one however two new lands with each Toy Story Land and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Nonetheless, each lands opened being fairly a bit lower than they maybe may have been. Galaxy’s Edge was in significantly better form as soon as Rise of the Resistance opened, and Toy Story Land is now set to get its personal improve in 2022 getting two issues it desperately wants, an actual restaurant and an precise reward store.
When Toy Story Land opened again in the summertime of 2018 it did so with two new points of interest, the household pleasant curler coaster, Slinky Canine Sprint, and the whip journey Alien Swirling Saucers, and with a easy counter service eatery, Woody’s Lunch Field. It was an honest place to get a snack, however it was missing when you have been in search of an actual meal. Disney World had beforehand introduced an enlargement to Toy Story Land within the type of the Roundup Rodeo BBQ, and now the park has lastly confirmed the brand new eating location will open later this 12 months.
However that’s not the one new factor that can fill a determined hole in Toy Story Land, as a result of the factor the land actually doesn’t have in any respect is an precise reward store. It’s laborious to imagine that the merchandising juggernaut that’s the Walt Disney Firm one way or the other constructed a brand new land in a theme park and not using a main merch location, however right here we’re.
Toy Story Halfway Mania, the attraction that predated Toy Story Land however received a little bit of a resign to incorporate it within the new space at Hollywood Studios, exits into a present store in the model you’ll discover in California, however in Orlando as you exit you stroll down a boring hallway, and whereas there may be technically a present store on the way in which out, it has no type or theming and was clearly by no means designed to be a everlasting location. It appears like they took what was truly only a storage closet and added a money register.
This can even get mounted later this 12 months when the Toy Story Mania exit space is reworked into Jessie’s Buying and selling Put up, an precise reward store which, in line with Disney World, Andy simply found tucked away in his attic. Apparently that’s why the area has been so empty till now. It was within the attic.
The points of interest that exist in Toy Story Land are nice, however it’s tough to not really feel just like the land has been incomplete. These two new spots will go a protracted technique to fixing that. No opening date has been given past the truth that these areas will open this 12 months, however contemplating that different delayed points of interest at Walt Disney World, just like the Tron Lightcycle curler coaster, are not anticipated to open in 2022, regardless of building starting earlier than Toy Story Land opened, followers will probably be glad that some new issues are on the way in which within the brief time period.
Now if they will simply add some shade, Toy Story Land will probably be good.