October 24, 2017

Woody's Lunch Box at Toy Story Land- Is this Land Enough to Bring in Guests?

Here's a look at the walk up Woody's Lunch Box fast food location, part of Disney's Hollywood Studios upcoming Toy Story Land. It's cute, but is this really enough to make me book a trip. No, not on its own. I'm not even sure the Slinky Dog Dash coaster or the Alien Swirling Saucers are enough to do that. 

Nor will Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, but that is an entirely different story.

Admittedly, the new Toy Story focused land looks increasingly better than it once did as they keep releasing new slices of concept art, but this is no Cars Land by any stretch of the Imagineer's imagination. 

That's part of the problem. In a theme park so desperately in need of capacity, the suits keep approving small, low capacity attractions that won't do much to help. Carnival rides never do, in spite of how pretty they look. This park has always suffered from being under built and often left to fall apart. Bringing in replacement attractions instead of additions doesn't help either. Nor does leaving stage shows that have long seen their prime- and those seem to be what sets this park apart from the others on the property. (Thank God they left Tower of Terror alone!)

There's got to be more coming to this park expansion / revisioning besides carnival rides and places to buy a beer flight, doesn't there?

(Art copyright The Walt Disney Company.)


The Disney Dudebro said...

I will say this much about the new land: the attention to detail is what you'd expect from a Disney park. Looking at this picture, we see that the lunch box looks like an actual lunchbox, with the vendors designed as Tupperware containers.

I agree with you that the rides themselves aren't that spectacular, being just a roller coaster and spiny ride. But at least it looks much better than Chester and Hester's Dinorama.

The real draw, of course, will be Star Wars land. Say what you want about it, but being able to pilot the Millennium Falcon on one ride while also choosing whether to join the light or dark side on the other, all while having your choices affect the rest of your day at the park, are a big step above what's currently at Pandora.

Mark Taft said...

SWL will certainly be great! I think exploring the land will be an attraction in itself.
Thanks for reading!