LAKE BUENA VISTA — The all-new Toy Story Land at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is set to open June 30 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Inspired by Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story films, Toy Story Land will surround guests with giant building blocks and game board pieces in a larger-than-life outdoor setting of Andy’s backyard, as Woody, Jessie, Buzz, Slinky Dog, the Aliens, Green Army Men and other Toy Story characters come to life in the new 11-acre land.
Toy Story Land will also celebrate what once defined entertainment for a generation, says Disney, with Crayons, Rubik’s Cubes, Cooties, Green Army Men and other toys and games amping up the nostalgia for park-goers. Even the lampposts will be shaped like Tinkertoys.
“With set pieces, staging, attractions and experiences Toy Story Land represents the best of Walt Disney Imagineering’s collaboration with our storytelling partners at Pixar Animation Studios,” said Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “This new land will place guests inside the wondrous world of Woody, Buzz and their pals – and invite everyone to experience the joy of being a toy.”
Toy Story Land will include two all-new attractions and one expanded favourite, says Disney.
Here are the highlights:
- Slinky Dog Dash
Andy has assembled his roller coaster kit for maximum family fun. Tracks and supports in bright colors of red, orange, yellow and blue are put together according to Andy’s hand-drawn plans, with Rex and Jessie lending a hand. To complete his creation, Andy picked up everyone’s favorite floppy-eared dachshund with a strrrrretch-ing slinky coil belly and dropped it on to the coaster track. Slinky Dog Dash is inspired by the pooch spinoff of Slinky, the 1950s American toy classic. Riders will zip around and above Toy Story Land, serving up panoramic views of all that the new land has to offer.
- Alien Swirling Saucers
Little Toy Story green Aliens swirl about in their flying saucers with guests in tow in their rocket-ship toys, while ‘The Claw’ hangs overhead. This space adventure “is bathed in music reimagined for intergalactic fun, dappled with multi-color lighting and sound effects from throughout galaxies”.
- Toy Story Mania!
While Andy’s away, the toys will play. One of the most popular attractions at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Toy Story Mania!, gets an all-new colourful toy carnival game box entrance when the new land opens. Recently updated with a third track, the attraction will put even more guests in the carnival playset action taking aim at 3D objects, using everything from baseballs to cream pies.
- Woody’s Lunch Box
Woody’s Lunch Box will serve up tasty meals and old-fashioned soda floats from a walk-up window in a setting surrounded by Andy’s favourite toys and a giant vintage thermos.
Toy Story Land is part of a multi-year reimagining of Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the largest expansion in the theme park’s history.
Next year will see the premiere of the all-new, 14-acre Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. This new land will allow guests to visit a remote trading port on the edge of wild space, where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life – and where guests will find themselves in the middle of the action.
Also coming in 2019 is Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, billed as the first ever Mickey-themed ride-through attraction and taking visitors into the world of a Mickey Mouse cartoon short.