Joy at Disney's Hollywood Studios

This Summer is a Summer of Joy at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Summer is coming and with it, there will be quite a few fun offerings to be enjoyed throughout Walt Disney World Resort. This includes a celebration of the 30th anniversary of The Lion King at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, a new Encanto show at EPCOT, and of course the arrival of Princess Tiana’s Bayou Adventure at the Magic Kingdom. At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, it will be a summer of Joy for guests who visit.

Disney has announced that guests will be able to meet with Joy, who will be appearing in Disney and Pixar’s newest film Inside Out 2. Joy will be heading to Pixar Plaza starting on June 10. There, she will be meeting with guests along with her other Pixar friends. There will also be a new place in Pixar Plaza that is made for taking selfies and creating core memories.

For Pixar fans, Pixar Plaza is a must-visit destination when visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Along with being able to meet Pixar pals, there are also some delicious snacks and sips to be enjoyed along with merchandise to be found and purchased.

Pixar Plaza isn’t the only place to find some Pixar merchandise, however. Over at Beverly Sunset Boutique, there will be new Pixar styles to be found this summer. These new offerings promise to be stylish to the extent that Edna Mode would approve!

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Inside Out 2 Official Description

Disney and Pixar’s “Inside Out 2” returns to the mind of newly minted teenager Riley just as headquarters is undergoing a sudden demolition to make room for something entirely unexpected: new Emotions! Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust, who’ve long been running a successful operation by all accounts, aren’t sure how to feel when Anxiety shows up. And it looks like she’s not alone. Maya Hawke lends her voice to Anxiety, alongside Amy Poehler as Joy, Phyllis Smith as Sadness, Lewis Black as Anger, Tony Hale as Fear, and Liza Lapira as Disgust. Directed by Kelsey Mann and produced by Mark Nielsen, “Inside Out 2” releases only in theaters Summer 2024.

Inside Out 2 is full of emotions both old and new. This includes Joy (voiced by Amy Poehler), Anger (voiced by Lewis Black), Sadness (voiced by Phyllis Smith), Fear (voiced by Tony Hale), and Disgust (voiced by Liza Lapira), There are also a new group of Emotions perfectly suited for the teenage years:

  • Maya Hawke voices Anxiety, the previously announced new arrival bound to shake up everything in headquarters and beyond. A bundle of frazzled energy, Anxiety enthusiastically ensures Riley’s prepared for every possible negative outcome.
  • Envy, voiced by Ayo Edebiri, may be small but she sure knows what she wants. She’s perpetually jealous of everything everyone else has, and she’s not afraid to pine over it.
  • Ennui, who’s voiced by Adèle Exarchopoulos, couldn’t care less. Bored and lethargic with a well-practiced eye-roll, Ennui adds the perfect amount of teenage apathy to Riley’s personality, when she feels like it.
  • Embarrassment, voiced by Paul Walter Hauser, likes to lay low, which isn’t easy for this burly guy with a bright blush-pink complexion.

Along with those referenced above, Kensington Tallman voices Riley Andersen, who’s about to begin high school. Lilimar voices Valentina “Val” Ortiz, a high school hockey player who everyone, including Riley and her friends, looks up to. Diane Lane and Kyle MacLachlan reprise their roles as Riley’s mom and dad; Sumayyah Nuriddin-Green and Grace Lu voice Riley’s besties; and Yvette Nicole Brown voices Coach Roberts, who leads a summer hockey camp.

The cast for Inside Out 2 is rounded out with Sarayu Blue, Flea, Ron Funches, Dave Goelz, James Austin Johnson, Bobby Moynihan, Frank Oz, Paula Pell, Paula Poundstone, John Ratzenberger, Kendall Coyne Schofield, June Squibb, Kirk Thatcher, and Yong Yea.

Inside Out 2 will arrive in theaters on June 14, 2024, just days after Joy makes her arrival at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Are you looking forward to all these new Pixar offerings this summer? What are you most looking forward to? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!