by: Mitchell Stein
At D23 Expo this past summer, Bob Iger unveiled plans to introduce a Toy Story themed land to Disney's Hollywood Studios. Along with the announcements, he also revealed concept art for the area, which he explained would be designed as if you were shrunk to the size of a toy in Andy's backyard. Using their keen eyes, the good folks at WDW News Today spotted that recent updated concept art no longer shows the same plans Disney had back in the summer, and there were scenes cut from the Slinky Dog coaster previously there.
The team at WDWNT spotted the change when Disney put up construction walls around the area with different concept art than the ones previously seen. The article explains "Among the other changes were the removal of a scene featuring the Green Army Men and a portion where guests would burst through a wall of some kind. Some other set pieces and scenes have also quietly disappeared, but it is hard to make out exactly what was lost in the concept art. The cuts are not being seen as budgetary, but likely to speed up the construction of Toy Story Land, which Disney hopes to have completed by late 2017/early 2018."
We're very surprised by what this change means and how it might affect the plans for Toy Story Land. Thanks to WDWNT for spotting the change, and stay tuned for more news as Toy Story Land prepares for construction!