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Toy Story musical to replace Aladdin at Disney's California Adventure

A new musical based on Pixar's Toy Story movies will open at Disney's California Adventure in 2011, replacing the park's existing Aladdin show.

"Toy Story - The Musical" will be housed in the 2,011 seat Hyperion Theater, and follows the plot of the original Toy Story movie. "Aladdin - A Musical Spectacular" will show for the last time on August 15, 2010, to give Disney time to install the elaborate sets needed for the new show.

The Toy Story show is not entirely new, as it already features on the Disney Wonder cruise ship. The Broadway-style show features six original songs, plus Randy Newman's "You've Got a Friend in Me" - the signature tune of the movie.

Disney has not confirmed if or how the California Adventure version of the show will differ from the cruise line version. One aspect which will make it across is the super-sized sets which depict Andy's room - the home of Woody, Buzz Lightyear and co. The entire 50-minute show will be presented from the perspective of the toys themselves - with live actors playing key roles including those of Woody and Buzz.

The Aladdin show has been a fixture at Disney's California Adventure since 2003. Disney has not confirmed whether it will revive the show at any of it other theme parks.

You can keep up to date with the latest confirmed and rumored opening dates for new attractions over at Theme Park Tourist's "New Attraction Watch" section.

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This will go so well with Toystory mania at California Adventure which must definitely be the most popular ride. Everyone loves Toystory and is more up to date than Aladdin. I bet it will be great.

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