Why I’m a Toy Story Fangirl… and Why Jessie Matters


I received confirmation a couple days ago that Jessie is in fact slated to be cut from meet and greets at Walt Disney World, and needless to say it hit me like a punch in the gut.  But since Jessie never gives up, and I’m going to continue to fight to keep her as a meetable character in the parks, I thought this would be as good a time as any to write something more personal, and share just why this character and her fictional world mean so much to me.  Although I’ve written before about why Jessie is important as a character in the Toy Story series of films, these are my own reasons why she matters, to me…

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

TS News Roundup

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: Is Construction Finally About to Start?

DHS Slinky Coaster

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 Land: It’s a Toy’s World After All


Rumors aren’t as rampant for Toy Story Land as they are for Toy Story 4, but even so, I thought it would be useful to have a recap of what we know all in one place.  Toy Story Land has been a dream of mine for some time – ever since I learned that such lands existed both at Disney Studios Paris and Hong Kong Disneyland, I often thought how great it would be to have one in the United States, but figured the chances were pretty slim.  That was before I heard of John Lasseter’s visit – with other Disney executives – to Disney’s Hollywood Studios last fall, when we missed being in the park at the same time as him by only a week (I was not amused by my unlucky timing).  The most important detail, though, was the location where he was spotted – right by Toy Story Mania, and also in the area of the Backlot Tour, which was slated to close within a few days.  The buzz was that new Pixar content was coming – and thus my obsession with Toy Story Land began.

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