Being a Toy

July 21, 2018

Hello Friends!

This past week Katie was invited to a social media day at Toy Story Land that I got to tag along on. It was my first time ever going to a media event, so I had no idea what to expect. The coolest part of the entire experience was getting the opportunity to interview one of the Imagineers who got to work on the new Toy Story Park!

In order to make you feel like you were actually a toy, the Imagineers spent every day playing with toys inside their offices. They experimented with scale of the toys to make everything feel larger than life. The moment you walk into the park, you are greeted by a Woody high in the sky above your head. This sets up the feeling that you have ben shrunken down to the size of a toy.

What Katie pointed out that I loved so much was the distressing on the toys. Buzz's blaster had scratch marks on it, despite the fact that it is a brand new park. This gives you the sense that these are actually Andy's toys that he has been playing with since he was a kid. The amount of details that went into creating this park are truly astonishing!

I also HIGHLY recommend visiting this park at night as it comes to life. All of the sting lights above you flash in bright colors and the toys begin to brighten up in the dark. Every inch of the park becomes a colorful lit wonderland that makes staying out past your bedtime feel worth it.

I now can't wait to go back and look even closer at all of the decorations to really appreciate all the work that went into making it!

-Love, Abby 

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