TOY STORY LAND Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is undergoing a massive renovation including the addition of STAR WARS LAND.  At Disney’s D23 Expo Disney Parks Chairman Bob Chapek also announced the addition of TOY STORY LAND with two new attractions and an expansion of Toy Story Midway Mania.  Hong Kong Disneyland’s Toy Story Land (shown below) is one of the oldest and best themed lands in the park, and if Disney’s Hollywood Studios version is of the same quality it will be a great addition.  Continue reading for all the latest news about TOY STORY LAND at Walt Disney World.

Toy Story Land - Slinky Dog Dash

Update February 16, 2018

Hey, Howdy, Hey!  Toy Story Land, will officially open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on June 30, 2018.  In this expanded area, guests can take a ride on the Slinky Dog Dash family roller coaster (check out the time-lapse video below of one of Slinky Dog Dash’s first test runs).

Toy Story Land - Slinky Dog Dash

Families can also take a spin on Alien Swirling Saucers, a galactic play set Andy won from Pizza Planet. Here, adorable little green aliens swirl about in their flying saucers with guests in tow in their rocket ship toys, while “The Claw” hangs overhead.

Toy Story Land - Alien Swirling Saucers

Finally, Woody’s Lunch Box – actually, Andy’s lunch box that he’s set on its side – will be a quick-service dining location serving classic American fare and old-fashioned soda floats.

Toy Story Land - Woody’s Lunch Box

Toy Story Land

Update April 20, 2016

The Disney Parks Blog released additional information about the two new attractions coming to Toy Story Land.

The first – Slinky Dog Dash – will be a family coaster attraction you’ll want to ride again and again. The attraction features a coaster track that Andy has built all over his backyard using his Mega Coaster Play Kit, but as you know, he has a pretty amazing imagination, so he’s combined it with some of his other toys, according to Imagineer Kathy Mangum. Take a look at a concept video of Slinky Dog Dash that Kathy shared earlier.

On Slinky Dog Dash, you will zip, dodge and dash around many turns and drops that Andy has created to really make Slinky and his coils stretch to his limits.

The second all-new attraction in Toy Story Land will be Alien Swirling Saucers. This attraction is designed as a toy play set that Andy got from Pizza Planet, inspired by the first Toy Story film. Aliens are flying around in their toy flying saucers and trying to capture your rocket toy vehicle with “The Claw.”

As you rotate around the toy planets and satellites as part of the game, you’ll swirl to the beat of fun “Space Jazz” music developed just for this experience, Mangum said. The music, the lighting, and the sound effects will add to the flurry of your adventure while “The Claw” looms ominously over you.

Also today, Mangum shared an update that beginning Memorial Day weekend, even more guests will be able to experience Toy Story Mania with the addition of a third track.

From Disney’s D23 Fan Club’s press release

The re-imagining of Disney’s Hollywood Studios will take guests to infinity and beyond, allowing them to step into the worlds of their favorite films, starting with Toy Story Land.  This new 11-acre land will transport guests into the adventurous outdoors of Andy’s backyard.  Guests will think they’ve been shrunk to the size of Woody and Buzz as they are surrounded by oversized toys that Andy has assembled using his vivid imagination.  Using toys like building blocks, plastic buckets and shovels, and game board pieces, Andy has designed the perfect setting for this land, which will include two new attractions for any Disney park and one expanded favorite.

TOY STORY LAND

  • Family-friendly roller coaster – This coaster will zip and zoom, plunge and coast as it takes guests on a thrilling, toy-filled adventure throughout the new land on the back of Slinky Dog.
  • Alien saucers attraction – The famous little green aliens from the movie will take guests around for a spin in their very own flying saucers. The music, lighting and sound effects add to the flurry of action, while “The Claw” looms over.
  • Toy Story Mania! – Guests glide into the Toy Story Midway Games Play Set and take aim at 3D objects in a variety of fast-paced games, with an expansion that adds an additional track to this popular attraction.

TOY STORY LAND

On the Disney Parks Blog, Imagineer Kathy Magnum said TOY STORY LAND was inspired by the overwhelming guest response to Cars Land at Disney California Adventure park at the Disneyland Resort.

As all of you know, here in Anaheim, we’ve been quite successful with taking immersive experiences to a whole new level as we did with Cars Land. In fact, one of our favorite stories from opening day is that we overheard a little boy asking his mom, ‘Is this where they filmed the Cars movie?’ Kathy said. “That’s exactly how we want people to feel – like they’ve stepped onto the set of their favorite film … like the quaint town of Radiator Springs or, in the case of ‘Toy Story,’ the wild and adventurous outdoors of Andy’s backyard.

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