Toy Story Land Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Note that in July and August 2018 guests staying at select Walt Disney World resort hotels will be able to access Extra Magic Hours daily to experience favorite attractions at Disney's Hollywood Studios, including the attractions in the all-new Toy Story Land.
Also, Gold, Platinum, Platinum Plus, and Premier Passholders will have exclusive access to Toy Story Land this September for "Passholder Play Time!" Dates and times have not yet been released. Disney will notify Passholders by email soon about advance registration for this limited capacity event.
At the 2015 D23 EXPO, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek unveiled plans for Toy Story Land, to be built at Disney's Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort. Here's the official press release of the announcement.
Toy Story Land allows guests to play with some of their favorite toys at two new attractions unique to Walt Disney World, plus one expanded favorite:
• Slinky Dog Dash, a family-friendly roller coaster: Guests board Slinky Dog's back for a thrilling toy-filled coaster adventure that's ideal for the entire family.
• Alien Swirling Saucers: The famous little green aliens from the movie will take guests around for a spin in their very own flying saucers — but beware The Claw!
• Toy Story Mania!: This current guest-favorite attraction, which allows guests to take aim at 3D objects in the Toy Story Midway Games Play Set, has been expanded with more midway track that takes you into the world under Andy's bed where he's built a carnival-style midway.
The attractions in Toy Story Land are all FastPass+ attractions. Because they are so new, queues can get quite long. We strongly recommend scheduling FastPass+ for Slinky Dog Dash and Alien Swirling Saucers in particular.
There is very little shade or air-conditioning in Toy Story Land. For a quick cool-down, you can visit the restrooms, which are air-conditioned, opposite the entrance to Alien Swirling Saucers.
Toy Story Land has a themed counter-service restaurant called Woody's Lunch Box, which features, sandwiches, quick meals and old-fashioned ice cream sodas and floats.
Two merchandise locations — a toy camper and toy dump truck — offer shoppers logo merchandise, collectibles and unique gifts. Special items include: small-scale replica toys of the attraction vehicles, a Slinky Dog that can be a tabletop toy or double as a fashionable accessory, and colorful headbands sprouting an Alien or Slinky Dog himself.
Woody, Jessie, and Buzz Lightyear appear throughout the day. The Green Army Drum Corps creates a playfully percussive rhythm, and Sarge and the Green Army Patrol march through the land, playing games with guests in a fun and interactive boot camp!
You will find lots of Disney Characters at a variety of Meet and Greet locations throughout the Studios. Check your Guide Map for times and locations.
Toy Story Land opened on June 30, 2018. Here's a sneak preview video the Disney Parks Blog shared shortly before it opened:
Woody, the cowboy from the Toy Story movies, is a part of the new Toy Story Land marquee, which sits just in front of one of the land's most anticipated attractions, the Slinky Dog Dash coaster. The 20-foot-tall Woody tips his hat (which measures 7 feet across) as he stands next to the marquee, which is made out of alphabet blocks and a 4-foot-tall yo-yo — just a few of the many toys that make up 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
You would need a backpack the size of a school bus to carry the Buzz and Woody figures that
tower over Toy Story Land.
Together Rex and the Jenga Tower are as tall as 7-1/2 Green Army Men standing on top of one
Below is a video of the backstory of Toy Story Land, as told by Imagineer Ryan Wineinger.
According to Imagineer Kathy Mangum, 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."