The walkway between Voyage of the Little Mermaid and the Backlot Express restaurant holds the popular Toy Story Mania! attraction. To emphasize the importance of the Toy Story franchise, this section is called Pixar Place.
Welcome to the world of Pixar. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, the architecture of their studio is legendary and designed in a very specific way to maximize the creativity and productivity of its employees. The major design criteria for the Studios park were to match those materials and bring a piece of California to Florida. The gateway you pass under is a scale model of the one at the studio, and all of the bricks used were hand-kilned from the same factory to match the look, texture, and color of the ones in California. Characters from Toy Story decorate the corridor and play with your perception of scale. If you want to see how the puzzle is put together look for and check out Andy's instruction hanging on a wall.