Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear (Lotso for short), a new character from the upcoming film
Toy Story 3, made his meet-and-greet debut today in Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World. Update: I added video and swapped out the old cell phone photos in this post with higher-quality digital camera shots.
Here’s a video look at Lotso meeting and greeting with theme park guests along with a tour through his Sunnyside Daycare-themed queue:
And video of Lotso’s first appearance dancing in the Block Party Bash parade:
VIDEO Lotso can be found in the Disney Animation area of Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park. Lotso is "a hugger" so be sure to give him one! Some children were very excited to see the large, pink, fluffy bear... and others were a bit scared. But I imagine that's the case with any large character. Hidden amongst Lotso's ultra-soft fur is his tag. He is a plush toy after all! Click the image to enlarge it and see the tag closer. Here's me posing with Lotso. He doesn't smell like strawberries (as some had reported) but he is definitely quite soft and huggable. Lotso also dances up a storm during the Block Party Bash parade. I can't believe a large bear can move like that! You'll find plenty of plush Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear toys throughout the park, usually among other Toy Story 3 merchandise. Lotso isn't too friendly looking in this "I'm a Hugger!" pin. We'll find out why when Toy Story 3 hits theaters on June 18. Visit our photo gallery to see even more photos of Lotso’s first theme park appearances.
Lotso is now available daily at Disney’s Hollywood Studios to meet and greet at 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. The break in the middle is for him to make an appearance in the Block Party Bash parade.