Friday, March 13, 2009
Interesting news about WDS future attraction as a french forum revealed that a four meters (13 feet) high Buzz Lightyear will "welcome" Walt Disney Studios guests at the entrance of the awaited Toy Story Playland, supposed to open next year.
An early concept showing a "classic" 1950's Robot - probably looking like this one below - holding scrabble letters in his hands forming the words "Toy Story Playland" was envisioned, but is now replaced with Buzz, definitely a more iconic Toy Story character.
Also the manufacturer which will build the RC Racer attraction - a "Half pipe coaster" seems to be a company named Zamperla and not Intamin - the original creator of this kind of carnival ride. However, Zamperla is supposed to build a Half pipe coaster that will be similar to the Intamin one.
I remember you that fences are now all around the area where Toy Story Playland will be built, and works should begin anytime soon. The Tram Tour route already changed and it seems that for now the new tram route is avoiding the Dinotopia scene.
Buzz Lightyear picture; copyright Disney