If you have kids or grandkids who absolutely love Woody, Buzz, and the rest of the gang in the Disney-Pixar Toy Story films, you may want to circle April 5, 2022, on your calendar.
Disney Parks first teased in a blog post back in November 2018 that a hotel based on the Toy Story films would be built at Tokyo Disney Resort. Although the hotel’s development and opening were slowed during the COVID-19 pandemic, the resort has now announced that the Toy Story Hotel will open on April 5, 2022. The resort explains that the hotel will “immerse guests in a world filled with the wonder of childhood dreams, imagination, and play.”
Here’s what we know about Tokyo Disney Resort’s Toy Story Hotel so far.
The Hotel Itself
The Toy Story-themed hotel is what Disney calls a “moderate-type” hotel. That means it falls somewhere between the resort’s existing deluxe and value-type hotels.
Outside the hotel, visitors will see oversized play figures of Toy Story characters Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, and Bo Peep. Walking into the hotel, guests will see that the hotel’s lobby has what Disney calls “toy-like flourishes,” which include “a colorful, toy-filled space with a jigsaw puzzle-inspired floor and a ceiling designed to look like a board game.”
If your kids or grandkids love the character Andy, they are going to get a real treat.
The Toy Story Hotel in Tokyo will feature 575 standard rooms and 20 superior rooms for a total of 595 rooms that are all modeled after Andy’s room in the movies. Here’s what that means: The rooms have wallpaper with a blue sky and puffy cloud pattern, an oversized Mickey Mouse watch hangs on the wall instead of a clock, and the TV is framed in an Etch-and-Sketch toy.
There are three types of rooms.
Partial view rooms, on the third floor above the hotel’s main entrance, offer views that may be partially obstructed by buildings. Then there are bay view rooms, which offer views of Tokyo Bay. Finally, the square view rooms look out onto Toy Friends Square, a courtyard with a collection of toys, games, and characters from the Toy Story films.
As you would expect, the hotel will feature several shops and restaurants.
One of those restaurants is the Lotso Garden Café, inspired by Lotso, the pink-and-white teddy bear in Toy Story 3. The restaurant, reserved for people staying in the hotel, will offer buffet service at breakfast and dinner.
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