The Carnival is the carnival place and one of the key locations in the 2019 Disney/Pixar animated film, Toy Story 4Buzz Lightyear tried to find Woody and Forky in this carnival, but met Ducky and Bunny. It includes carnival games notably Star Adventurer, and carnival rides from roller coasters to Ferris wheels.

Background

Official Description

According to Screenwriter and Executive Producer Andrew Stanton, the idea of a carnival conjured many ideas when it came to new characters. “If you think about it, a carnival has the cheapest, saddest, most disposable toys known to man,” says Stanton.
Cooley adds that the setting itself provided endless opportunities for the toys to explore those areas unseen by humans. “We want the toys to go places we can’t,” says Cooley. “They walk the roofs of the game booths, along the giant power cords on the ground and even into the middle of the carousel. And it just looks beautiful.”
Pauley and other artists went to several carnivals to gather reference. “We wanted to capture the charm of carnivals—the bright candy colors, the lights, the obligatory Ferris wheel, all the rides and game booths,” he says. “We learned how they function, how they are designed and work. Few will notice all the details, but together, they help build a world that just feels right.”

Role in the film

In the Grand Basin, the carnival lives next door to the Second Chance Antiques at the beginning of the film when Bonnie and her family go on a road trip. When Woody spots Bo Peep's lamp in the Second Chance Antiques in an attempt to find Bo, Buzz plans to look for Woody to know if he is safe. However, Buzz is placed on the grand prize section in the carnival game Star Adventurer where Ducky and Bunny help Buzz find ways to avoid being won by midway game players.

Later after Gabby Gabby takes Woody's voice box and takes it to her to replace the broken voice box inside her, the toys then find ways to look for Woody. Woody, Bo Peep, and Gabby Gabby head to the carnival to look for Buzz and the gang just as Bonnie and her parents are about to return home in order to reunite with Bonnie. Bonnie's toys, however, mess up the RV's controls, forcing her father to drive back to the carnival. However, after noticing a lost girl in the carnival, Gabby decides to change her mind to find her a new owner who can play with her instead of returning to Bonnie. Later, the police talking to Bonnie's parents reunites the lost girl to her family so that she can return to her parents instead of giving Bonnie's parents a fine (actually caused by Bonnie's toys preventing them from leaving).

Later, Woody then feels inspired by the lost girl who gave Gabby Gabby a new owner just as he bids a farewell to Bonnie's toys by giving Jessie his sheriff badge to her. The carnival then moves to the New Stanton Beach where Woody, Bo Peep, Ducky, Bunny, Giggles McDimples, and Duke Caboom begin their new life in the carnival finding new owners to lost toys in the carnival by helping other players win plush toys in the Star Adventurer carnival game.

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Trivia

  • At one point in the carnival, Figment the Dragon can be seen in the "Dragon Zone" carnival game. Toy Story 4 is the second Pixar film to feature Figment; the first was in Inside Out.
  • In the mid-credits scene where the carnival moves to New Stanton Beach, the aforementioned location is named after Andrew Stanton.
  • A carnival truck has a picture of the face of Lumpy the Clown from Red's Dream on the back
  • In the first mid-credits scene, the bouncy castle in the carnival has the same winged unicorn design as Barley Lightfoot's van, Guinevere, a reference to Pixar's next film Onward.


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Media
Films: Toy StoryToy Story 2Toy Story 3Toy Story 4The Adventure BeginsBuzz Lightyear: Mission LogsToy Story of Terror!Toy Story That Time ForgotForky Asks a QuestionLamp LifePixar Popcorn (To Fitness and BeyondFluffy Stuff with Ducky & Bunny: LoveFluffy Stuff with Ducky & Bunny: Three Heads) • Lightyear

Television: Buzz Lightyear of Star CommandToy Story TreatsToy Story Toons (Hawaiian VacationSmall FryPartysaurus Rex)
Music: Toy StoryToy Story 2Toy Story 3Toy Story 4The Legacy Collection: Toy Story
Video Games: Toy Story: The Video GameToy Story 2: The Video GameToy Story 3: The Video GameToy Story: Animated StoryBookToy Story: Activity CenterToy Story 2: Activity CenterToy Story RacerToy Story Mania!Toy Story Drop!Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar AdventureDisney InfinityDisney Crossy RoadKingdom Hearts IIIDisney Emoji BlitzDisney Heroes: Battle ModeDisney Getaway Blast
Books: Classic StorybookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingLittle Golden BookThe Art of Toy Story 3The Toy Story Films: An Animated JourneyThe Art of Toy Story 4

Disney Parks
Toy Story LandToy Story HotelAlien Swirling SaucersBuzz Lightyear's Space Ranger SpinThe Magic of Disney AnimationGarden of the Twelve FriendsGames of Pixar PierIt's a Small WorldJessie's Critter CarouselPixar Pal-A-RoundRC RacerSlinky Dog DashSlinky Dog Zigzag SpinToy Soldier Parachute DropToy Story Midway Mania!Woody's Round-UpWoody's Roundup Village

Entertainment: "A Whole New World" A Magical Disney Songbook 2Disney's Showtime SpectacularFantasmic!Horseshoe RoundupMickey presents: “Happy Anniversary Disneyland Paris”Mickey's Magical Music WorldOnce Upon a MousePixar Playtime PalsThe Golden MickeysToy Story: The Musical
Restaurants: Alien Pizza PlanetToy Box CafeToy Story Pizza Planet ArcadeWoody’s Lunch BoxPoultry PalaceRoundup Rodeo BBQ Restaurant
Shops: Al's Toy BarnAndy's EngineAndy's Toy BoxBuzz's Star CommandLittle Green Men Store CommandSlinky Dog's Gift TrolleyToy Story Playland Boutique
Parades: Block Party BashDisney's Dreams On Parade: Moving OnDisney's Party ExpressDisney Cinema ParadeDisney Magic on ParadeDisney on ParadeDisney Stars on ParadeFlights of Fantasy ParadeHappiness is Here ParadeJubilation!Mickey's New Year's Eve ParadeMove It! Shake It! Dance and Play It! Street PartyMickey's Rainy Day ExpressMickey's Storybook ExpressPaint The Night ParadePixar Play ParadeTokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights
Fireworks: Celebrate the MagicCelebrate! Tokyo DisneylandHappily Ever AfterILLUMINATE! A Nighttime CelebrationThe Magic, the Memories and YouTogether Forever: A Pixar Nighttime SpectacularWorld of Color
Spring: Disney's Easter WonderlandDisney's Spring Promenade
Summer: Mickey's WaterWorksPixar Water Play Street Party!Stitch and Friends Summer Surprise
Halloween: The Nightmare Experiment
Christmas: A Totally Tomorrowland ChristmasDisney Christmas StoriesDisney Dreams! of ChristmasDisney Gifts of ChristmasDisney's White Holiday ParadeLa Parade de Noël DisneyMickey's Most Merriest Celebration

Characters
Toys: WoodyBuzz LightyearBo PeepBilly, Goat, and GruffSargeGreen Army MenBarrel of MonkeysHamm LennyLittle Green MenMr. Potato HeadRCRexMr. MikeSee 'n SaySlinky DogBabyfaceMutant ToysZurg BotsMrs. Potato HeadWheezyBullseyeJessieStinky PeteTour Guide BarbieBarbieUtility Belt BuzzEmperor ZurgChatter TelephoneChunkBig BabyMonkeyJack-in-the-BoxLotsoTwitchKenBookwormSparksStretchMr. PricklepantsButtercupPeas-in-a-PodTotoroTrixieChucklesDollyFun Meal Buzz LightyearFun Meal Emperor ZurgDiscarded Fun Meal ToysCombat CarlOld TimerAngel KittyThe ClericReptillus MaximusForkyDucky and BunnyGabby GabbyThe BensonsDuke CaboomGiggle McDimplesMelephant BrooksChairol BurnettBitey WhiteCarl ReinerocerosTinnyKaren BeverlyRib Tickles

Humans: Andy DavisMolly DavisMrs. DavisSid PhillipsHannah PhillipsAl McWhigginGeriEmilyBonnie AndersonMr. AndersonMrs. AndersonDaisyRonald TompkinsMasonHarmonyMargaret the Store OwnerCarolMiss WendyAxel the CarnieRosieRejeanBilly
Animals: ScudBusterMr. JonesDragon the Cat
Deleted characters: ShakesSeñorita Cactus

Locations
Andy's HouseSid's HouseDinocoPizza PlanetAl's Toy BarnAl's PenthouseTri-County International AirportWild WestSunnyside DaycareButterfly RoomCaterpillar RoomKen's Dream HouseVending MachineBonnie's HouseTri-County SanitationTri-County LandfillIncineratorPoultry PalaceSleep WellSecond Chance AntiquesThe Carnival
Objects
A113Pixar BallPizza Planet TruckEggman Movers VanThe Claw
Songs
Films: You've Got a Friend in MeStrange ThingsI Will Go Sailing No MoreWoody's RoundupWhen She Loved MeWe Belong TogetherDream WeaverLe FreakThe Ballad of the Lonesome CowboyI Can't Let You Throw Yourself AwayLivin' Thing
Deleted: The FoolPlastic SpacemanMy Unexpected Friend
See Also
Black Friday reelToy Story (Original Treatment)Toy Story 2 (original storyline)Toy Story 3 (Circle 7 Screenplay)The Science Behind PixarPixar in a Box
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