A New “Toy Story” Hotel

Laghima Pandey

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We thought that Toy Story Land at Walt Disney World and Toy Story 4 were the only new projects starring Woody, Buzz, Jessie, and all of their pals. But now the Oriental Land Co., Ltd. has announced that a new Toy Story hotel is coming to Tokyo Disney within the next few years. The Tokyo Disney Toy Story-themed hotel will be the second such accommodation to have opened its doors on Disney property. On June 16, 2016, Shanghai Disney opened its gates to the public, along with two themed resort hotels: The Shanghai Disneyland Hotel and the Toy Story Hotel.

(Photo: Pixar)

Tokyo Disney’s Toy Story hotel is yet to be officially named. According to a press release from Oriental Land Co., Ltd., which owns and operates Tokyo Disney, the backstory of the hotel involves Andy “[embarking] on the ultimate backyard project: a building to house all his toys.” However, Andy has been called away by his mom, thereby enabling the toys to “take over the ‘toy’ tower and open it as a hotel for all the ‘honorary’ toys of the world.” Its planned opening is set for 2021, so it could start welcoming guests anytime between April 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022. The hotel will have standard guest rooms, and its amenities will include a restaurant and a gift shop, giving guests a casual resort stay at a reasonable price.

 

The details of the Tokyo Disney Toy Story hotel are sparse right now, but we do know a little about what’s planned. According to the Disney Parks Blog, “guests will enjoy a world where everything looks like it’s made of toys” — “everything” covering “the hotel exterior to the spacious gardens.” The rooms, of which there will be about 600, will take their inspiration from Andy’s bedroom; the designs include “colorful furniture” and “other immersive features” plucked from the Toy Story universe. Characters like Woody and Buzz will make appearances. In spite of the fact that they are a resort hotel, Oriental Land Company has said that the rooms will be very affordable because they will be of a standard size. A variety of shopping and dining options will also be available.