So, you might say it was kind of a BIG DEAL out at the D23 Expo, what with the announcements about the new Skipper Canteen Jungle Cruise-themed restaurant coming to Adventureland, and a little thing called STAR WARS LAND coming to both Disneyland and Disney World’s Hollywood Studios.
Of course, there was even more news than that… from Soarin’ Around the World updates coming to Epcot to more information about Pandora — The World of AVATAR, and, of course, Toy Story Land also on the way to Hollywood Studios.
Now, I know that’s not exactly food news, per se, but Toy Story Land is going to cover 11 acres so it’s going to be HUGE. Let’s face it — there’s gotta be some food going in there somewhere!
And since we had such a blast a few years ago dreaming up ideas for a Star Wars Cantina that is now officially going to be a reality, wouldn’t it be fun to come up with some ideas for restaurant and snack options in Toy Story Land?
Of course, Pizza Planet may be moving in.
And we already have Hey Howdy Hey Takeaway (which isn’t a restaurant, of course, but is still one of the cutest darn snack kiosks you ever did see).
So what else? In this Land where guests will “shrink to the size of a toy and explore the world of Andy’s backyard,” what kind of possibilities does that open up for dining options?
It’s Blue Sky Thinking time, folks… or maybe I should say, “To Infinity and BEYOND” Thinking time!
Me? I LOVE the entire queue line and loading area for Midway Mania! Wouldn’t it be fun to have a table-service restaurant themed to Andy’s Room? Tables could be made of lincoln logs and playing cards. Or tinker toys and Little Golden Books!
You’d have to walk through a giant slinky to get to the waiting area (shades of the rainbow tunnel from Imagination past).
That wallpaper will be everywhere!
So fun. Maybe someone will get to be sheriff of the day each day!
Of course — this is all speculation, imagination, and day dreaming.
Chime in with your ideas in a comment… we’d love to hear ‘em!