Construction at Woody's Lunch Box to expand covered seating in Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Jan 21, 2022 in "Woody's Lunch Box"

Woody's Lunch Box construction for expanded seating - January 20 2022
Posted: Friday January 21, 2022 1:32pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney looks to finally be addressing the rather severe lack of shade and covered areas in Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios with new construction at Woody's Lunch Box.

Construction walls are up at the rear of the seating area for the quick service eatery, and a new structure looks likely to be a covered seating area.

Hopefully this is the first of many improvements to the land, which appears to now be the focus of attention, with recent announcements confirming the opening of the new Roundup Rodeo BBQ restaurant and a new themed gift shop at the end of Toy Story Mania.

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MisterPenguinApr 20, 2022

Indeed. Photo evidence...

lazyboy97oApr 19, 2022

From the very beginning, marketing did not like the name Toy Story Midway Mania! and advertised the rides as Toy Story Mania!. Both attractions opened at Toy Story Midway Mania!, but Florida quietly dropped “Midway” (I want to say it was completed with the new marquee when the entrance flipped).

MagicHappens1971Apr 19, 2022

The one at DCA is still Midway Mania. The one at DHS was until I wanna say around 2014-2016.

imagineer97Apr 19, 2022

Isn't the DCA one still called Midway Mania? Or was one of them called that and the other wasn't?

MagicHappens1971Apr 19, 2022

At one point it was Toy Story Midway Mania, over the years it’s been changed to Toy Story Mania.

Professortango1Apr 19, 2022

Its okay, I could have sworn it was called Midway Mania.

G00fyDadApr 19, 2022

FutureCEOApr 19, 2022

Never even knew Toy Story Mania had a gift shop

gerararApr 19, 2022

It seems to be just a short deviation. You exit at the back of the ride building, to the right of the ex-Pixar Place/Incredibles area, which is now a CM-only area (follow red arrow). Interesting enough, some old Streets of America facades can be seen in public view for the first time in years here. Then you enter a new door here (blue roof in aerial) that was installed on the left in the ss below, which is where you will rejoin the existing exit-queue from.

SplashZanderApr 19, 2022

Really confused me as to why a new restaurant on the other side of the land bothers the TSMM queue until I realized it's for the new Gift shop. I'd really like to see a video of this queue rerouting because I can't quite get my head around it.

gerararApr 19, 2022

Aside from the new temp-exit for TSMM, BlogMickey has some pictures up of the ongoing construction of (supposed) expanding seating for Woody's Lunch Box. Source and more pics:

Casper GutmanFeb 03, 2022

Yes, if the restaurant was actually themed to Woodys Roundup, the 50s puppet show with a very distinct aesthetic, it could be very interesting. But then guests might be in TSL for upwards of 45 minutes without seeing Buzz or Trixie or Rex, and they could be unsure of what land they were in. It would be a disaster.

lazyboy97oFeb 02, 2022

Things being cut to stay in budget isn’t the same as the budget being reduced. They had plenty of money for the project.

J4546Feb 02, 2022

i reallythink if they went with the western town themed bbq area that would be great