Toy Story Playland is a land that will be opening soon in Walt Disney Studios Paris and in Hong Kong Disneyland. They will be exact lands, but the layouts will just be opposite.
During Mickeys Magical Party in 2009, information was leaked about an expansion of Walt Disney Studios Park, the resort later confirmed this. The new Pixar themed land will help promote Toy Story 3. The land is designed to "shrink the guest" down to being the size of a toy, and to play in Andy's Backyard with his toys from the movies. It will do this through using highly immersive theming, using bamboo to act as giant blades of grass surrounding the area, the use of many themed props and characters from the Toy Story movies such as a giant Buzz Lightyear, a giant Rex, an oversized paper plane and a large ball from the first Pixar short, Luxo Jr. The land will also feature many photo opportunities. Construction of the land started in late 2009 and is currently progressing well. The new land is scheduled to open in August 17, 2010. The land has been built to the back of Toon Studio, on the right hand side of Walt Disney Studios Park, behind the Art of Disney Animation. The land will open in August 2010, during the New Generation Festival. It has been rumoured that the hugely popular Toy Story Midway Mania attraction may be built here in a few years time.
Hong Kong Disneyland will feature an almost identical land, named simply Toy Story Land. The land will be themed identically; using bamboo to act as giant blades of grass surrounding the area, the use of many themed props and characters from the Toy Story movies such as a giant Woody, a giant Rex, an oversized paper plane and also a large ball from the first Pixar short, Luxo Jr. The land is being built to the back of Adventureland, on the right hand side of Hong Kong Disneyland, behind Fantasyland. Its area will open in September 2011, after the release of Toy Story 3. It has been rumoured that the widely popular Toy Story Midway Mania attraction may also be built here. It has also been rumoured that the widely popular Toy Story: The Musical show, currently found on ships of the Disney Cruise Line, may be built here too. It also for Hong Kong Disneyland's 5th anniversary new land.
Both lands will feature the same three attractions: RC Racer, Slinky Dog’s ZigZag Spin and Toy Solider Parachute Drop.