At last the time is almost here for the highly anticipated Toy Story Land opening at Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World. We are big Toy Story fans in my family so we can’t wait for its opening in the summer of 2018. Disney has announced the official opening date is June 30, 2018. This surprised us because in the past Disney traditionally has tried to open new lands for Memorial Day weekend in May. In anticipation of this new area opening, we have put together a guide to Disney World’s Toy Story Land.
At 11 acres this is no small addition to Hollywood Studios. Toy Story Land will be located behind the existing Toy Story Mania attraction, which means the entrance to the current attraction will be moving. This new land will use some of the areas from the former Studio Backlot Tour.
Toy Story Land Rides
Slinky Dog Dash
Take off on this family friendly coaster! We expect this to be in the ranks of the Barnstormer and Seven Dwarfs Mine train over at the Magic Kingdom. My favorite detail I have caught so far is Slinky Dog’s coils trail. It twists around curves, hills, and drops. For more information on this one of a kind Disney coaster read Slinky Dog Dash at Toy Story Land.
Alien Swirling Saucers
Enter inside a play set that Andy won at Pizza Planet! The Aliens have powered up their flying saucers and they’re ready to spin you on a wild ride into space! With electronic space music, this experience just like Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree in California Adventure. It’s way more fun than you expect and it can really whip you around.
And if you’re really lucky, you might just get “chosen” by the claw. Oooooo!
Toy Story Mania!
Zip through 4D carnival games based on Pixar’s beloved Toy Story films. Adventure through a variety of games with familiar faces from the movie.
- Game 1: Hamm & Eggs
Hamm and Buttercup invite you to knock down both moving and stationary barnyard animal targets using hardboiled eggs.
- Game 2: Rex & Trixie’s Dino Darts
Launch darts and pop balloons in front of a bubbling volcano in this game starring Rex and Trixie.
- Game 3: Green Army Men Shoot Camp
Toss baseballs to break plates at the green army men firing range.
- Game 4: Buzz Lightyear’s Flying Tossers
Buzz Lightyear urges you to toss rings and make them land atop the Little Green Men.
- Game 5: Woody’s Rootin’ Tootin’ Shootin’ Gallery
Shoot suction-cup-tipped darts at a variety of mine-cart targets in this game inspired by the “Woody’s Roundup” television show.
Toy Story Land Food
Woody’s Lunch Box
Andy’s taken his lunch box and turned it into a backyard walk-up window serving tasty eats & treats for both lunch and dinner. Dishing out all sorts of tasty treats Woody’s Lunch Box features classic American fare, old-fashioned soda floats, and other Toy Story themed items.
Fun Facts About Toy Story Land
- More than 400 toy blocks fill Andy’s backyard.
- In Toy Story Land, Andy’s footprint is about 25 feet long or the equivalent of a size 240 shoe.
- It would take a Green Army Man roughly 12 steps just to travel the length of one of Andy’s shoeprints.
- You would need a backpack the size of a school bus to carry the Buzz and Woody figures that tower over Toy Story Land.
- The weight of the Slinky Dog Dash track and support columns weighs almost as much as 125,000 gallons of milk.
- Together Rex and the Jenga Tower are as tall as 7½ Green Army Men standing on top of one another.
We can only hope that this area will dish up the same feeling and amount of details that the highly acclaimed Cars Land out in California does. It is nice to see this new shift in focus at Hollywood Studios. It used to be about taking you behind the scenes of the movies. Now we are seeing a shift towards fully immersing you in a movie environment. We also see this shift with the new Star Wars Land that will be coming to Hollywood Studios in 2019.
I have been visiting the parks annually since my parents first brought me at just a year old. Recently I was able to fulfill my life long dream of being a Florida local and moved from the wintery Northeast to the sunshine and fun of central Florida. Now I am hoping to share my Disney knowledge with you so you can have the best vacation possible!