Toy Story Land in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is filled with fun Easter Eggs and details. These are five of our favorites to look out for!
“Hey Howdy Hey…” Grab your noble steed and head to “infinity and beyond,” as you join Woody, Buzz, and all of their friends in Andy’s Backyard. A beloved area tucked away in the back of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Toy Story Land makes you feel as if you’ve become a toy.
From Slinky Dog Dash to Toy Story Mania, Alien Swirling Saucers, and Roundup Rodeo BBQ, there is so much to explore in this immersive land. But did you know there are actually some hidden details around the park?
Toy Story Land Details
Here are five details you need to find in Toy Story Land the next time you visit Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World.
To find our first hidden detail, you need to look down. That’s right, take a look at the ground and you’ll find Andy’s footprint right in front of you. Since you’ve become a toy here in Andy’s backyard, it’s only natural that Andy’s footprint would be giant. But what size is Andy’s shoe? It’s 25 feet long, which is around a size 240 shoe. That’s a big shoe!
Where can you find this giant footprint? As soon as you enter Toy Story Land and head towards Slinky Dog Dash, you’ll see the outline of a giant footprint on the ground. Don’t forget, the next time you see the Green Army Men walking around, see how many steps it takes for them to get through Andy’s shoe.
Our next detail is for all of our fans of Slinky Dog Dash riders. When you enter the queue, be sure to look up at the “Stand By Entrance” sign. The “Stand By Entrance” sign features Buster’s collar. Buster is Andy’s pet dachshund. But that’s not the only detail you can find on the collar!
Take a look at the back of it and you will see the address of Andy’s Backyard, 234 Elm Street. This address is the new house in which Andy lives, not his old, original house from the first movie.
Pizza Planet Robot Guards
Andy’s favorite game from Pizza Planet has a home within Toy Story Land. That’s right, although you won’t find the beloved Pizza Planet in Toy Story Land, you will find Alien Swirling Saucers and some nods to the iconic pizza joint.
When approaching the entrance of Alien Swirling Saucers, be sure to see who is currently guarding this intergalactic experience. On either side of the queue, you will find the Robot Guards complete with pizza pie shields and pizza-shaped weapons. You might be wondering where you’ve seen them before. You can spot them in Toy Story, where they also guard the Pizza Planet restaurant. Just imagine them saying, “You are clear to enter. Welcome to Pizza Planet.”
This is quite an interesting detail and something to keep an eye on when walking through Toy Story Land. Found in all of the Pixar movies is the Easter Egg of A113. A113 is a call out to the classroom at the California Institute of Arts. This classroom was one that many of the Pixar greats attended, so it’s found its way into the films…and Toy Story Land.
So where can you find these nods to A113 in Toy Story Land? There are actually quite a few places where you can find these if you keep your eyes open. First, in the queue of Alien Swirling Saucers, you’ll find Airlock Alpha has a Bay 1 and a Bay 13. There’s your A113. Another spot where you can find them is over by Woody’s Lunchbox. You’ll see some dominos and blocks that actually spell out A113 in two different ways depending on how you look.
We’re in a land made of toys after all so you are bound to come in contact with some UPC Codes. But, these aren’t UPC codes for something you’ll buy. One of these UPC Codes is actually used as a subtle way to honor Pixar Animation.
The first UPC Code with a hidden meaning you’ll find is at the very end of Slinky Dog Dash. As you’re being serenaded by Wheezy, look up at the Dash & Dodge Mega Coaster Kit. To the left, you’ll spy a UPC code filled with a barcode. This barcode refers to the date that Pixar Animation was founded and the date that Magic Kingdom Park was opened. Underneath it also says “Made in Emeryville, CA,” which is where Pixar Studios is located.
The other barcode doesn’t have a secret meaning but it’s fun to see these packaging items put together to form the land. You can find another barcode on the side of the Toy Story Mania queue.
While there are tons of hidden details in Toy Story Land, these are some of our favorites. Have you uncovered any other hidden details? Let us know! And as Woody likes to say to other toys, “So Play Nice”