To continue celebrating the new Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World Resort created an elaborate Toy Story Land-inspired maze of dominoes featuring more than 30,000 intricately placed pieces. The structure brought everyone’s favorite Toy Story visuals to life as the colorful dominoes toppled down in a chain-reaction inside the Arena at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, allowing park visitors and dreamers to “play big” during this one-of-a-kind experience.
Designed by 19-year-old professional domino artist, Lily Hevesh and built freehand with the help of Disney Cast Members, the larger than life topple was put into action by the iconic Pixar ball and starred Toy Story characters such as Buzz Lightyear, Slinky Dog and the beloved Space Aliens, along with classic toys such as a Crayola Markers and Etch-A-Sketches. The mesmerizing topple also featured an array of complex tricks and unique chain reactions, aiding in the ultimate “wow factor” only Disney can pull off.
Here’s a quick snapshot of Disney’s domino topple by the numbers:
- 5 – people working on the project
- 175 – hours spent constructing the intricate domino display (for 5 days total!)
- 220 – seconds it took for the dominoes to come toppling down
- 768 – square footage covered for the domino build in Toy Story Land
- 32,000 – the exact number of dominoes used in the stunt