Earlier this month we learned that Disney and Pixar we developing a Toy Story 4 film that will be released in 2017. It looks like Disney has a big reason to keep the Toy Story franchise alive, as they are currently planning to build a gigantic Toy Story themed hotel. Unfortunately for me and a lot of other fans out there, it's being built on the grounds at Shanghai Disneyland Resort, which is scheduled to open in 2016. I don't think I'll ever find myself in Shanghai, so this will most likely be a hotel I never visit, and that makes me sad.
The news comes from The Disney Insider Blog, who also offered a piece of concept art showing us how awesome the hotel is going to look. As you can see, the exterior is based on the classic wallpaper from Andy's bedroom, and the classic Pixar ball is in the center of the entrance. There's not much more information other than the following:
"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."
Does this mean that the themes of the rooms could be based on the various toys in the film? I came across the news on /Film, and they offer up some fun speculation, saying, "Maybe you’ll feel like you’re in toy box. Maybe there will be a Sunnyside Daycare wing, Al’s Toy Barn to shop in, Woody’s Roundup, Buzz’s Star Command or even things themed to some of the short films, like Partysaurus Rex or Hawaiian Vacation."
I guess we'll just have to wait and see, but that would be so cool.