The hotel design fuses classic Disney with surprising cues from Chinese culture

Disney's Pixar movies can be uniquely immersive because of their photorealistic quality. And its successful trilogy Toy Story will be a star attraction at  Disney theme parks around the world. The first details of the beloved movie's latest theme park are cropping up ahead of next year's Disney Resort opening in Shanghai.

The Toy Story Hotel‘s full details have still yet to come out, but from architectural renderings, we can see that the building complex is more set off from the theme park area than the other major hotel, called the Shanghai Disneyland Hotel, which is more Art Nouveau-style. The 800-room hotel's exterior walls are festooned with the cloud patterns of Andy's wallpaper in the movie while a bus and transit port will be themed after the ball that appears in many Pixar shorts.

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