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Disneyland Paris Resort has confirmed that the new €70 million Toy Story Playland area will open at the Walt Disney Studios park on August 17, 2010.

The opening date was revealed on a poster at the resort, which was spotted by fan site DLP.info. The August 17 date is consistent with previous rumors around Toy Story Playland's opening date, and means that the new area will miss much of the key summer season.

Toy Story Playland will feature three new attractions, each based on a character from the popular movie series (the third of which is currently topping the US box office). All of the rides are variations on traditional attractions seen at other parks around the world, including a spinning flat ride (Slinky Dog's Zig Zag Spin), a halfpipe rollercoaster (RC Racer) and a parachute drop tower (Green Army Men). A recent construction update from the park can be found on DLP.info.

Disney has faced criticism for not adding more ambitious attractions to Walt Disney Studios, including a version of the hugely popular Toy Story Mania (versions of which appear at Disney's California Adventure and Disney's Hollywood Studios, and will be added to Tokyo DisneySea from 2012). However, the park is strongly rumored to be adding a new $150 million dark ride based on Pixar's Ratatouille close to Toy Story Playland in 2012.

Theme Park Tourist will be visiting Disneyland Paris later this year and will feature a review of Toy Story Playland on the site shortly afterwards.

You can keep up to date with the latest confirmed and rumored opening dates for new attractions through Theme Park Tourist's "New Attraction Watch" section, and by signing up for our weekly newsletter.

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