[UPDATED] First Toy Story Playland details
Newsdlrp.com (French language) got its hands on what seems to be a preliminary layout for the Toy Story Playland expansion at Walt Disney Studios Park in Paris. Read below the image for the rest of the story.
DLRP Magic has some the first details of the Toy Story Playland attraction set to open Summer 2010 at Walt Disney Studios Park in Paris. The following information substantiates much of the information previously rumored.
Of the many planned elements for this highly anticipated attraction, at least three are now concrete. From DLRP Magic:
Near the entrance to the land, this huge training tower will feature six giant parachutes like those used by the green army soliders as they jump through the banisters of Andy's house in the first film. Climb aboard, and you'll be shown the ropes in a bouncing, free-falling ride for all ages.
Woody's classic slinky toy friend chases his tail around in circles for a new spinning ride, which will feature a queue line through a house made of building blocks and surrounding viewing areas on several levels.
The biggest attraction of the new land is a towering halfpipe, just like the bright red Hot Wheels track mastered by the toys in the films. This time, with you shrunk down to size, you'll get to try it out for yourself, sliding back and forth to face the sky and the ground in a dizzying racecar ride. The queue line will look like a playset of track pieces joined together, whilst RC, the remote controlled car himself, sits out front for a photo op.
Toy Story Playland will also feature extensive, oversized themeing based around the film's toys, all set amongst thick greenery and planting in a large expanse of land behind the current Toon Studio and Art of Disney Animation. This has also already led to Studio Tram Tour: Behind the Magic having its route permanently moved.
Rumours suggest the land may also include a play area for younger children, but there are no plans whatsoever for any new dining or retail locations as part of the project.