You've got a friend in us: Disney unveils first artwork for Toy Story-themed amusement park

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Oct 25, 2017

Fans of Woody, Buzz, Jessie, Bullseye & Co. will be able to go to infinity and beyond next summer at Toy Story Land, opening at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. But you don't have to wait until 2018 to get a glimpse of the place. Luckily for Pixar lovers, the company has released the first conceptual artwork for the park that is being billed as a "larger-than-life setting of Andy’s backyard," and based on the picture, it is just that. The entire point, the park's website says, is to make the visitor feel as if they have shrunken down to the size of a toy.

Reminiscent of the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids playground that closed last year (to make way for the upcoming Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge attraction), Toy Story Land is a blown-up version of a child's toy chest, including Tinker Toy structures, Army soldiers, and a Woody's Lunch Box cafe — complete with Thermos — that will serve "tasty meals and old-fashioned soda floats," according to the park website.

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In addition, two new rides will be introduced alongside the already existing Toy Story Mania! from 2008: Slinky Dog Dash, a family-friendly roller coaster that promises to provide riders with an overview of the park, and Alien Swirling Saucers, a variation on the classic spinning tea cup ride, which will incorporate the movies' claw-obsessed, high-pitched Little Green Men. 

The fun will continue a year later, as the fourth installment in the Toy Story film franchise is slated for a June 2019 release.