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Disney plans for Toy Story themed hotel in Shanghai

The themed hotel will feature in the new Disney resort planned to open in Shanghai in 2015.
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Disney has revealed its plans to open a Toy Story-themed hotel in Shanghai.

While few details have been released about the top-secret project, the Disney Insider blog revealed some official concept art of the new building, situated over 5,500 miles across the globe.

One image shows that the building – scheduled to open in December 2015 – will feature an exterior designed to match the look of Andy’s bedroom, decorated with clouds, while a large statue of the ball seen in the movie will feature in the courtyard.

Disney has also released concept images of a birds-eye view over the two themed hotels, as well as what the studio has planned for an area called Disneytown – a shopping, dining and entertainment district.

In an official statement, Disney said: “The Resort’s Toy Story Hotel will transport guests to a world inspired by the toys from the Disney/Pixar series of Toy Story animated films.”

Tom Staggs, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, added: “We are excited to provide guests with a glimpse of the unique hotels and the vibrant retail, dining and entertainment district we are creating as a part of the new Shanghai Disney Resort.

“These elements. Like the entire park and resort area, are designed to deliver the quality, guest service and great storytelling of Disney, and created specifically with our Chinese guests in mind.”

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