File this one under rumor for now, but it seems that some Disneyland Cast Members have indicated that they were indeed notified that the Disneyland Paradise Pier Hotel would be getting a Toy Story retheme. It’s not really a new rumor, it’s been around for many months now, but it’s coming back up again and according to Comicbook.com it has been confirmed to Cast Members. There was some concept art leaked that supports this report as well. WDWNT has posted some of that art earlier this month.
Disney has been retheming more and more of their hotels state side to include more of their intellectual property (IP). The Contemporary at Walt Disney World go an “Incredibles” retheme. Some of the rooms at the Polynesian were given “Moana” theming. So it makes sense if they would do this with Paradise Pier.
Since that hotel also is near Disney California Adventure and was named after the Paradise Pier that became the Pixar Pier it makes even more sense that they would indeed go this route.
Disney isn’t going to stop with ‘Toy Story’ anytime soon as they have four films now and the upcoming ‘Lightyear’ film. Plus two of their Asian parks; Shanghai Disneyland and Tokyo Disney both have ‘Toy Story’ hotels. I’m sure they could save some money by using unused concepts they already developed or source some of the same materials. They did it with Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and the upcoming Tron Lightcycle Run so I’m sure they could do it with a hotel retheme as well.
At this point in time nothing has been officially confirmed, but given the leaked concept art and now reported Disneyland Cast Member confirmation, I think it’s simply a matter of time until it is announced.
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