Toy Story at WDW: Construction Begins, Characters Face Cuts

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I really want to write a strictly happy blog post – you have no idea how much I would love to write a gushing report about exciting news or some thrilling new development in the Toy Story world!  Unfortunately, that has not been the case so much lately.  I’ve been meaning to post an update on Toy Story Land construction for the past several weeks, but I just wasn’t able to find the time.  Since then, however, another upsetting bit of news has come out of Walt Disney World – and I’m going to need your help on this one, if there’s any chance of making things right…

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Toy Story 4: Is a Schedule Shakeup Coming?

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Ever since Toy Story 4 was announced in 2014, whenever there’s been a new Pixar film, I’ve sought out interviews with its filmmakers – I’ve found that it’s not uncommon for the Pixar Braintrust to be asked about Toy Story 4, and offer little hints or clues about its progress.  With Andrew Stanton, Lindsey Collins, and Angus MacLane on an international press tour to promote Finding Dory, I’ve unearthed a wealth of material lately – I really enjoyed Finding Dory, so I’ve been interested in the added insight into the making of that movie.  And In the past month since its release, the majority of the Toy Story 4 mentions have been the typical, brief “we can’t tell you” replies that we’ve come to expect from Pixar.  However, some of the statements made in the most recent interviews have me very concerned about the status of Toy Story 4′s production and where it is ultimately going to end up in Pixar’s schedule of upcoming releases.

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Toy Story Throwback: ‘Toy Story That Time Forgot’ at SDCC 2014

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Since San Diego Comic Con is going on right now – and since Pixar doesn’t seem to have any official presence there this year, at least none that I noticed on the event schedule – I thought it might be fun to revisit my throwback posts and take a look back at their panel featuring the television special, Toy Story That Time Forgot, in July 2014.

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Toy Story News Roundup: ‘Toy Story 4’ Voice Work, Disney Parks Updates, and Shopping Finds

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What do I do when get too busy with everyday life to keep up with my blog?  Catch up with one of my News Roundup posts, of course!  It’s been a hectic few weeks for me, but fortunately (or unfortunately?), Toy Story news was light anyway. Finally, though, I have several exciting things to pass along to my fellow fans…

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Toy Story Land: New Details and Slinky Coaster Video

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This week, Walt Disney World has been hosting an “Awaken Summer” event to promote the new offerings coming to the parks this summer and beyond.  Toy Story Land was among the coming attractions presented, and Imagineer Kathy Mangum took the stage to share a few more little snippets of information about the project.

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Toy Story Land: Have Significant Cuts Been Made?

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With the closure of Lights Motors Action and the Streets of America at Disney’s Hollywood Studios yesterday, it was no surprise to wake up this morning to find photos of construction walls on Twitter. At first, I was excited to see that the concept art for Toy Story Land was finally posted…

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Toy Story Land: Is Construction Finally About to Start?

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It seems like all the recent Disney Parks construction news has been about Star Wars Land, but for this fangirl, all I really want to know is how Toy Story Land is progressing.  And it appears that work is finally about to begin in earnest on the toys’ new home at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!  It’s only been seven months since the new addition was announced at the 2015 D23 Expo, but the long wait for actual ground-breaking may soon be over – at last, in the past several weeks, there has been some activity in the backstage areas of the park.

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Toy Story News Roundup: Oscars, Cast and Park Updates

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Once again, I’ve fallen behind on blog updates due to a Walt Disney World trip!  We just got home from Florida yesterday, so I’m finally catching up on compiling what’s been going on in the world of Toy Story since my previous post.

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WDW Trip Recap: Toy Story Land Progress

imageI started writing about our recent Walt Disney World trip in my previous post, and continuing on with that theme, let’s talk a little about Toy Story Land – or what will eventually be Toy Story Land – at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

I’ve shared before what we know about Toy Story Land to date, and nothing really has been added or changed since then.  I had high hopes that there would be some walled-off construction zones when we were at the park this past November, but alas, there was nothing of the sort.  Realistically, I knew that the busy holiday season – transitioning into the very popular Marathon Weekend – wasn’t an ideal time to begin a major project, like building an entire new land.  Nevertheless, I thought we might see a few tiny signs of progress made since our prior visit in June.

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WDW Trip Recap: Meeting Pixar at Disney Springs

Pete Docter Disney SpringsLet me start out by saying that I am not usually a right-place-at-the-right-time sort of girl.  More often than not, the events I’d most like to attend take place in California or New York; rarely does something occur in a location that’s convenient for me.  So, when I got an exciting Twitter notification while we were on our most recent Walt Disney World vacation, I was completely blown away by our unusual turn of good fortune.

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