Pixar is known for the incredible quality of its films. It is almost as well known for the easter eggs that are hidden within its films. There are many hidden references to other Pixar films and characters, so much so that it has led to the creation of extravagant fan theories that connect every single Pixar film. A year after the opening of Toy Story Land, a group of what appear to be easter eggs have been found in an unlikely place – Google Street View images.
On Twitter, Scott Gustin shared screenshots of some of these easter eggs. He also pointed to this Reddit thread created by user OkCardiologist7 that shared a video highlighting various references within the land. For years, Disney has invited members of the Google Maps team to its parks to take pictures that get added to Street View. It looks like Disney saw the photographing of Toy Story Land in Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios park as an opportunity to hide some easter eggs, honoring Pixar’s tradition that goes back decades.
Two of the most well-known Pixar Easter eggs were found in the Street View images – A113 and the Pizza Planet Truck. The A113 reference is an obvious one, with it appearing on someone’s shirt. The Pizza Planet Truck, though, is tougher to see, but if you look closely at the toy car a woman in a photo below is holding up (to a seemingly empty stroller), you will see the unmistakable shape of the famed truck. Another great reference is the one seen in the image above, the umbrellas seen in the short The Blue Umbrella.
With some of these images, you could easily make the argument that it may not be an easter egg, but a guest choosing to wear a piece of clothing that just so happens to reference a Pixar property (e.g. the Buy N Large shirt or the Nemo plush seen on a backpack). It is tough to say that guests brought in recreations of the blue and red umbrellas on a non-rainy day, or that a guest just so happens to be holding a version of the guitar seen in Coco while these photos are being taken. Yet, I also found a photo of someone wearing a Monsters University shirt1, in what could easily be another non-easter egg. Actually, it looks like this person may just be snapping a picture of the Street View employee. I am skeptical of how many of these are true easter eggs. Still, it is fun to theorize which of these were placed by Disney and which are merely coincidences.
Take a look at some of these apparent easter eggs below:
- This individual’s face is seen clearly, which is not characteristic of Google’s Street View practices, which usually sees all people’s faces blurred for privacy reasons. ↩