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That's Long Term Memory. You could get lost in there!
―Sadness warning Joy

Long Term Memory is a large maze/labyrinth-like area located in Riley's mind in the Disney/Pixar film, Inside Out. This place holds every one of Riley's known memories.


It takes the majority of the mind's area and consists of a maze of thousands of banks of stored memories. Since Joy created more memories than the other emotions, most of the orbs are yellow-colored. It communicates with Headquarters, the site of memory production, via numerous vacuum tubes. It is maintained by the Forgetters Paula and Bob, mind workers who remove faded memories and send them in the Memory Dump.

Official Description

Long Term Memory is a vast floor-to-very-high-ceiling storage facility that houses millions of Riley’s memories. Long Term Memory is staffed by Mind Workers, including the Forgetters, who evaluate the usefulness of each memory and eliminate those that no longer seem relevant.

Role in the film

After Joy and Sadness get vacuumed out of Headquarters, they ended up landing here. In order to get back at Headquarters, they must start their journey by first traveling through Long Term Memory. According to Sadness, she says that you can easily get lost in Long Term Memory due to its colossal size and maze-like pathways.



  • The shelves of Long Term Memory curve and bend in order to evoke the shape of the folds and wrinkles ("gyri" and "sulci") in the brain.

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Films: Inside Out (video/soundtrack) • Riley's First Date?

Video Games: Inside Out: Thought BubblesDisney Infinity: 3.0 EditionDisney Crossy RoadDisney Emoji BlitzLEGO The IncrediblesDisney Heroes: Battle Mode
Books: The Art of Inside OutThe Bing Bong BookMaking MemoriesWelcome to HeadquartersJourney into the MindThe Essential GuideDriven by EmotionsSo Many Feelings: Riley's World Inside and OutInside My Mind: A Book About Me!Joy's JourneyMeet The EmotionsJoy's Greatest Joy/Simply SadnessRainbow of EmotionsThe Emotions' Survival Guide

Disney Parks
Inside Out HeadquartersInside Out Emotional WhirlwindPLAY!Pixar Pal-A-Round

Entertainment: Pixar Playtime Pals
Restaurants: Angry Dogs
Shops: Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff
Parade: Dreams.... And Shine Brighter!Move It! Shake It! Dance and Play It! Street PartyPixar Play Parade
Firework: ILLUMINATE! A Nighttime CelebrationMomentousTogether Forever: A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular
Spring: Disney Color-Fest: A Street Party!
Summer: Pixar Water Play Street Party!
Christmas: World of Color: Season of Light

JoySadnessAngerDisgustFearThe EmotionsMrs. Andersen's EmotionsMr. Andersen's EmotionsBing BongRainbow UnicornThe ForgettersJangles the ClownRiley AndersenMrs. AndersenMr. AndersenMegFrank and DaveJordanFritz Brazilian Helicopter PilotGloom (deleted)
Emotion HeadquartersLong Term MemoryImagination LandDream ProductionsAbstract ThoughtPersonality IslandsSubconsciousMemory DumpMinnesotaSan FranciscoRiley's House
Memory OrbsCore Memory OrbsTrain of ThoughtDaydreamsBottomless BagRocket WagonPixar BallA113Pizza Planet Truck
Bundle of JoyThe Bing Bong SongTripleDent GumItoshi no RileyBack in BlackTake My Breath Away
See Also
The Science Behind PixarPixar in a Box