Back in May, the Disney Parks Blog announced that six new Enchanted Windows would be added to Main Street, USA at Disneyland, as part of the park’s 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration. Elaborate, moving displays, showcasing popular animated films in the windows of the Emporium, have been a long-standing tradition, and the latest additions were set to include Peter Pan, Cinderella, The Princess and the Frog, Frozen, Aladdin, and Toy Story. Several of the windows have been in place for a while, but just yesterday, the new Toy Story window was unveiled! Although I haven’t seen it in person, I was able to find a fantastic video of it, as well as a few photos.
The scenes depicted alternate between Andy playing with Woody and Buzz from above, and Buzz and Jessie dancing across the floor while the other toys look on.
Once playtime is over and Andy is out of sight, the toys come to life. Some emerge from boxes, Bullseye sits up on Andy’s bed, Mr. Potato Head rotates to become Mrs. Potato Head, and Buzz and Jessie twirl around the room as their friends watch.
I love that Bo Peep was included – I would expect that the window will remain in place through the release of Toy Story 4, and her presence makes it relevant to the new movie. Of course my favorite aspect of the display is that Buzz and Jessie are front and center, dancing their paso doble from the end of Toy Story 3 and getting the attention (as a largely-neglected Disney couple) that they deserve!
One photo of Bo Peep, however, raises some questions. Is her dirty, somewhat-damaged condition just a matter of maintenance that hasn’t been dealt with yet? Or is it an indication of how she’ll appear in Toy Story 4? I think it’s more likely a case of reusing an older animatronic, maybe from Toy Story 2 days, but time will tell.
My only complaint about this Enchanted Window is that there isn’t one at Walt Disney World, too! I’ll just have to look forward to seeing it next time I travel west. What do you like best about the new Toy Story window? Share in the comments!
All photos © Jack Gesler on Photobucket.