During Mickey's Magical Party in 2009, information was leaked about an expansion of Walt Disney Studios Park, the resort later confirmed this.
The new Pixar themed area will help promote Toy Story 3. The area is designed to "shrink the guest" down to being the size of a toy, and to play in Andy's Backyard with his toys from the movies. It had do this through using highly immersive theming, using bamboo to act as giant blades of grass surrounding the area, the use of many themed props and characters from the Toy Story movies, such as a giant Buzz Lightyear, a giant Rex, an oversized paper plane and a large ball from the first Pixar short, Luxo Jr..
The area also features numerous photo opportunities. Construction of the area started in late 2009 and was finished on time. The new area is located to the right of Walt Disney Studios Park, behind the Art of Disney Animation.
Hong Kong Disneyland features an almost identical land, named simply Toy Story Land. This expansion area is exclusive within Asia to Hong Kong for 5 years from the date of its opening.
The land is themed identically; using bamboo to act as giant blades of grass surrounding the area, the use of many themed props and characters from the Toy Story movies such as a giant Woody, a giant Rex, an oversized paper plane and also a large ball from the first Pixar short, Luxo Jr. The land is located to the west side of Hong Kong Disneyland, behind Fantasyland.
In February 6, 2013, a new shop named Andy's Toy Box have been opened, it's next to RC Racer.
Toy Story Land was announced for the park at the 2015 D23 Expo, set to be around 11 acres (4.5 ha) and feature a different attraction line-up including a new entrance for an expanded Toy Story Midway Mania!. The other attractions include a Slinky Dog themed family coaster and an attraction based around The Claw and the Little Green Men. Construction on the land began on April 3rd, 2016.