People who love Woody, Buzz, and the rest of the gang from the Disney-Pixar Toy Story films have had a long wait, but the Toy Story Hotel at Tokyo Disney Resort is now open.
Disney Parks first teased 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’s Toy Story Hotel, as promised, officially opened on April 5.
“Upon arrival, guests will immediately feel immersed into the world and colorful imagination of Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, and all their favorite friends from the Toy Story films,” according to Frank Reifsnyder, senior publicist & communications manager at Walt Disney Imagineering.
“Walt Disney Imagineering and Pixar Animation Studios collaborated on the design to make guests feel as if they are shrunk to toy-size and are welcomed as ‘honorary toys.’ As the story goes, Andy has assembled this toy hotel so that his toys have a place to stay and play while he is away at Cowboy Camp.”
Arrival At The Hotel
When guests arrive at the hotel, they may be surprised to see Slinky Dog Park. While there, they’ll discover nearly 12-feet tall action figures of Jessie and Buzz Lightyear.
Then, when they enter the hotel, guests will see slot cars racing on overhead tracks. They’ll also see a giant Bo Peep game board on the ceiling, and find that puzzle pieces decorate the floor.
“The bright colors and theming continue through the elevator areas and guest corridors,” Reifsnyder explains. “The hotel has two wings; One side is themed to Buzz Lightyear and the other is themed to Woody’s Roundup.”
From behind the lobby, guests can climb a set of stairs and walk past an oversized Hamm operating a toy crane that lifts his alien friends in Toy Friends Square. This area also includes oversized figures of Woody, Bo Peep and her sheep, Wheezy the singing penguin, and other toys.
Tokyo Disney Resort’s Toy Story Hotel is the fifth Disney-themed accommodation at Tokyo Disney Resort, and it’s the first moderate-class resort, which means it falls somewhere between the resort’s deluxe and value-type hotels. The 11-story hotel has 595 guest rooms: 575 standard rooms and 20 superior rooms.
All of the rooms are modeled after Andy’s room from the Toy Story movies. As you would expect, that means the rooms have wallpaper with a blue sky and puffy cloud pattern and an oversized Mickey Mouse watch hangs on the wall instead of a clock. The rooms also have other toy-like fixtures and furnishings, including a TV framed as an Etch A Sketch toy.
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.
The hotel also has a gift shop, named Gift Planet, which, naturally, is overseen by aliens.
Know Before You Go
Toy Story Hotel is located across the street from Bayside Station on the Disney Resort Line monorail.
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