John Lasseter headlined that very presentation, Imagineering Pixar for the Disney Parks, which deals with all sorts of current Pixar attractions. From A Bug’s Land to Toy Story Mania!, the CCO shared some fantastic stories about ride development. My favorite would have to be kid’s reactions while in TSMM testing during the plate breaking stage and what it yielded! Find out how that turned out and enjoy more stories at Stitch Kingdom’s Twitter feed from 9/13.
The Future: When it comes to combining theme parks and Pixar fandom, the best part of D23 would undoubtedly have to be all of the new announcements on what’s coming in the future. For example, Parks and Resorts Chair Jay Rasulo revealed the plans for Toy Story Playland to be ported over in Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Paris. We reported on this earlier but seeing the art has got to be ten times more exciting! Disney and More shares some great concept; you can see the official poster above.
Speaking of D&M they also got pictures (scroll through) of Cars Land development. It’s looking top notch, especially Radiator Springs Racers. Just look at this Lightning McQueen "Automatronic":
You can also see a rough scene from Radiator Springs Racers here. Furthermore, there was a full talk on Toy Story Mania! and animatronic versions of WALL•E and Remy were present! Sounds like a great time!
I know this is a big cliché but the future of Pixar at Disney’s many theme parks truthfully looks bright!