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All in the Details: Bringing Toy Story Land To Life at Night

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

Today we have a special look to share with you of the first night the Toy Story Land project team tested the land’s amazing nighttime audio and lighting effects.

The nighttime look for Toy Story Land combines vibrant lighting with fun music and special effects that together keep the land looking playful and fun long into the evening hours.

According to Imagineer Ryan Wineinger, seeing Toy Story Land lit up at night first time really wowed the project team.

“When you’re collaborating with Show Lighting and Pixar and composers, you think you understand just how dynamic it’s going to be when it comes together,” Ryan said. “But frankly nothing can really prepare you for the moment when you see all of that come together in harmony like it has tonight.”

And, according to Imagineer Dave Minichiello, experiencing the land’s two new attractions after dark makes the attractions thrilling in a whole new way.

“Riding Slinky Dog for the first time and riding tonight with the lighting and special effects and audio was so exciting,” Dave said. “After so many years of developing the different pieces, seeing it here in Toy Story Land all together with the Pixar team has been monumental for us.”


  • Just love this!
    Went to Disney with Make a wish in July 2005
    Our son Sébastien was turning 5 .
    Although he never spoke Toy Story was by far his favorite movie.we watched it so many times.
    I know toy story land will bring so many smiles to children and adults alike .
    Thank you for bringing this to life!
    Yours truly

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