Woody, Buzz and the gang have found a new home in Shanghai. The two shareholders in the resort, the Walt Disney Company and the Shanghai Shendi Group, have been so impressed with the early success of the park that they have announced the launch of a new Toy Story Land. It will be the seventh land at the resort and should be open to the public in 2018.
"We're demonstrating our confidence by breaking ground on the new Toy Story Land that will be both authentically Disney and distinctly Chinese, delighting our guests for years to come," said Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, speaking to China Daily.
The Park has been open nearly six months but has already welcomed one million visitors through its doors and has a hotel occupancy rate of 95-percent.
Guests will enter the Toy Story Land into Andy’s (the boy who owns the toys in the film) backyard. It will be constructed in such a way as to make visitors feel that they have been shrunk down to the size of the toys in the film.
The park reported that the stories and characters from the popular film were well received by Chinese visitors and that the Buzz Lightyear Planet Rescue attraction is a favorite feature among guests.
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