Posts Tagged ‘RC Racer’


Saturday, April 29th, 2017


On July 8th Disneyland paris will be the background for the very first Electroland DJ event. 4 DJ’s will play for you at the foot of the Hollywood Tower Hotel, bringing you the best of today’s electronic music

During the evening many attractions will be open, including Crush’s Coaster, Ratatouille, Tower of Terror, Rock ‘N’ Roller coaster, RC Racer and others. For food you will be able to go to Disney Blockbuster Café and Restaurant En Coulisse
restaurants will be open, as well as outdoors food stalls.

There will be two ticket tiers. One Standard and one Priviledge ticket. Standard ticket will have access to the evening from 7pm onwards while the Privilege ticket will give you access to the two Disney® Parks from 4pm + premium area facing the stage

ticket are available here


Become a RC Racer add-on

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

When the Toy Story Playland opened in the late summer of 2011 a small-scale RC Racer on a piece of race track was found next to the queue building of the RC Racer attraction to function as a photo set. Guests could step inside and get their photo taken. However, after a few days the set-up was blocked off after children started climbing all over it and management identified the set-piece as a safety risk. Soon it was gone leaving a rather odd open space in the Toy Story Playland. The RC Racer car resurfaced earlier this year as decoration along the Studio Tram Tour track.

And now, finally, a replacement has made its way into the Toy Story Playland. The new photo location can be seen on the right. It has gone in the exact same spot as the original photo set. Guests can now step into the blister package of an RC Racer toy to get their photo taken as if they were part of the add-ons coming with the remote control car.

Toy Story Playland at Night Video

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

On September 5th the members of the Shareholders’ Club and their guests had the exclusive opportunity to enjoy Toy Story Playland after park closure – meaning after night fall. Attendees of the event were among the first guests that were able to experience the lighting design of Imagineering for the new area of the Walt Disney Studios Park. If you missed the opportunity you can now get at least a first impression of the atmosphere with our 4 minute HD-video shot during the event:

Don’t forget to check out our extensive photo coverage of the Shareholders’ Club event as well featuring numerous exclusive night time photos of Toy Story Playland and its attractions!

RC Racer – the “bag question”

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

The ride vehicle of RC Racer featured small boxes in front of the guests to store small bags, purses, cameras etc. for the duration of the ride. There was even a “test” box early in the queue area for guests to make sure that their bags would fit into this on-board storage. However, during the AP previews those on-board boxed had been closed and could not be used. This past weekend the boxes suddenly had disappeared, i.e. had been dismounted from the ride vehicle. The immediate impact is additional leg-room for guests on board. Already in the past weeks the cast member in the station on the exit-site was taking backpacks and similar items off the guests and storing them in an enclosed rack next to the station’s exit gate.

BTW: at Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop several boxes and barrels have been stacked up next to each parachute. These function as enclosed storage areas for the bags of riders on the according parachute since the parachutes themselves do not have any storage for backpacks etc. However, guests are allowed to take cameras onto their ride to take aerial photos of the area.

Shareholders’ Club Night Event

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

Friday evening the Shareholders’ Club members were invited to enjoy the all new Toy Story Playland at Walt Disney Studios Park after park closure. Considering the late nightfall and early park closing of the Walt Disney Studios the event was the first opportunity to enjoy the new addition to the park with its lighting design in full display.

During a visit to Toy Story Playland earlier in the day numerous additional, temporary lights were found to be standing in the new area, however, those turned out to be not necessary at night and were not used. Most propably they had been placed in TSPL already in anticipation for the major press event scheduled for Saturday night. But then for Friday’s Shareholders’ Club event the regular lighting needed no extra add-ons. This also had the big advantage that guests could enjoy the light design as it was intended by Imagineering… (more…)

Makeshift Signs & Rope Mazes at Toy Story Playland

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

The extreme popularity of the Toy Story Playland (penned up by the late opening on August 17 despite being prominently featured in ads since early spring) is having its impact in particular on wait times as reported here reportedly since the official opening of the area. However, despite wait times exceedings 100 minutes at times for RC Racer the queue area of this attraction has proven to be more than large enough with the line mostly being limited to the covered section and the last meters of the out door section leading to it. On the other hand the queue for Slinky Dog ZigZag Spin is frequently extended with ropes in front of its entrance. Close to the ride’s exit just opposite of the entrance to RC Racer another line has been roped off for handicapped guests who are allowed to bypass the regular line (but nevertheless have to wait in a line). (more…)

New at Toy Story Playland: FENCES!

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

A bit more than two weeks have gone by for the Toy Story Playland in regular operation and we can already report the next addition to it – unfortunately its fences. Next to the station building of RC Racer a set up had been installed in a special extension of the walkways featuring a smaller version of the RC Racer on a bit of red toy track. The unique twist there being, that the RC Racer was open on its left side (facing toward the rear of the land) so that guests could step seemingly into the car to get their photo taken as if onboard of it. By the end of last week temporary steel barriers with white plastic coverings had been errected around this RC Racer photo op blocking access to it while still allowing to take pictures over the barrier at least of the scene (even so not with anyone inside). (more…)

Single Riders to the front – and more TSPL experiences

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Toy Story Playland is not yet even open for 10 days but with the first weekend and several buy summer season weekdays of regular operation under its belt its time to sum up the first opinions and report about the first adjustments that the operational team has introduced in response to what can only be called an overwhelming guest response to the new are of the Walt Disney Studios – one of which is a real positive surprise…

The impact of the new Toy Story Playland becomes obvious already prior to entering the park as the lines on the entrance gates prior to the official opening of the park have considerably grown. However, once the gates open a large number of guests still head to the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and in particular Crush’s Coaster, where a massive line still forms and stays in place throughout the day. So the effect of reducing the line at Crush’s Coaster that some fans had hoped for hasn’t shown up. (more…)

Toy Story Playland – a short update

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Short is the keyword today – short, because we only have a short update; short, because it is only a short time left till the official opening of the latest expansion area of the Walt Disney Studios Paris; short, because, well, we are talking about a land where guests will become short enough to ride on the back of a toy dog and mingle with other toys. But enough of the intro.

Progress of the area is barely spottable across the construction fence anymore – but that is because the area seems to have entered seriously into the test-and-adjust phase for the attractions. Once dusk sets in the colorful lights of the area are regularly turned on apparently with their light shining across the fence. Also reports about all three attractions being tested arrive frequently now, talking about the race car of the RC Racer riding up on the half pipe track, the parachutes being hoisted up to the top of the tower as well as Slinky racing in a circle. (more…)

Shareholders Toy Story Playland Evening Event

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Although the toys will have started to play as from August 17, special opening celebrations go on into September when shareholder are invited to a special evening event in the Walt Disney Studios.  The Shareholders Club is inviting its members for a special evening event to discover the new attractions at the Toy Story Playland. The Slinky Dog ZigZag Spin, RC Racer and Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop will remain open after hours for the invities. But those will not be the only attractions to enjoy after hours! Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Crush’s Coaster and Cars Race Rally will also be opened for the remainder of the event.

The event will take place on Friday September 3, starting at 8:30pm and will end 11:30pm. Your Shareholders Club card needs to be valid on July 20, 2010 and can’t expire before September 3, 2010. This will entitle you to a maximum of 4 tickets for the event. Online registration in mandatory and needs to be filled out before Friday August 27, 2010 via your personal shareholders Internet page. Places are limited!

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