New Tokyo Disney hotel aims for infinity and beyond

The Yomiuri Shimbun
A statue of “Toy Story” character Buzz Lightyear stands on the grounds of the new Disney hotel themed on the animated movie series that will open April 5 at Tokyo Disney Resort in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture.

Guests should feel as if they’ve stepped into a world where toys might just come alive when they visit the Toy Story Hotel that will open at Tokyo Disney Resort on April 5.

Oriental Land Co., which operates Tokyo Disney Resort in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture, unveiled to the media on Tuesday the new Disney hotel themed on the “Toy Story” animated movie series.

Featuring an exterior that looks like it was made of toy blocks in bright colors like red, yellow and light blue, the hotel is designed to provide guests with the experience of entering the realm of toys.

The 11-story hotel has 595 guest rooms inspired by the bedroom of Andy, the boy who owns the toys in the movies. With wallpaper of white clouds on a sky blue background, the rooms are furnished with objects reminiscent of items from the movie, such as a large Mickey Mouse wristwatch.

On the grounds of the hotel are statues about 4 meters high of popular characters from “Toy Story” such as Woody and Buzz Lightyear.

The hotel said it hopes guests will fully enjoy the worldview of this hotel as if it were created by Andy and friends from his toys.