Many times that a film from Walt Disney Animation Studios or Pixar makes its debut, you can meet characters from the film at various Disney Parks. After the release of Inside Out, Joy and Sadness became popular meet-and-greet characters. Since then, there have not been many new Pixar additions1. We have a major incoming character this year – Bo Peep from Toy Story 4. [Read more…]
Yesterday, Disney’s Hollywood Studios park at Walt Disney World celebrated its 30th Anniversary. When the park first debuted in 1989, it was named MGM Studios and it would be years before Pixar released its first feature film, Toy Story. Now, Pixar enjoys a large presence at the theme park, with several of the most popular rides being Toy Story-themed. In line with the Studios’ anniversary celebration, Disney unveiled its new logo and it is clear that Pixar will be a significant part of the park’s brand identity for years to come. [Read more…]
Last year, Toy Story Land opened in Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios to great fanfare and brought with it two brand new rides – Slinky Dog Dash and Alien Swirling Saucers. In addition, there was a walk-up food station dubbed Woody’s Lunch Box, where guests could grab sandwiches and other simple food items. For those looking for something more elaborate to eat had to exit the land and head to a different part of the park. That will be changing in the near future. [Read more…]
Although Ratatouille is not on the higher end of Pixar films in terms of worldwide popularity (at least not when it is compared to juggernauts like the Toy Story films and Finding Nemo), the film is considered one of the best films from the animation studio by many. Less popular films, though, are also less likely to inspire theme park attractions, but a Ratatouille ride is finally on the way. Given the animated film’s setting in France, it is only fitting that the first attraction based on the property is currently being built at Disneyland Paris. The first image of the ride has been released, and you can take a look at it after the break!
Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World celebrates the golden age of the film industry, with its beautiful structures and classic theme. The park grounds used to house the home of Walt Disney Feature Animation Florida, which was responsible for the development of such films as Mulan and Lilo & Stitch. That production building was later converted into an attraction where guests can visit and learn how Disney animated characters come to life. There is also a showroom inside that displays concept art for upcoming films. Monsters University concept art was recently added, and you can take a look at the beautiful pieces after the break!
Wreck-It Ralph may not be a Pixar film, but the latest animated film from Disney has me extremely excited for its creative and original storyline – an arcade game character named Wreck-It Ralph is a villain who is tired of being the “bad guy” and tours various gaming worlds to determine where he would best fit. Disney is looking to give the film an authentic video game feel with cameos from such well-known characters such as Sonic, Bowser, Q*Bert, and Chun-Li (among many others). It was already one of my most anticipated films of the year and then I saw some new concept art which has me even more thrilled. One piece even features a cameo from a certain famous Pixar and Disney personality! [Read more…]