written by Sara Toerner, Travel Specialist
A park-wide reimagination has been revealed for Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida and new details emerged recently at an industry showcase hosted by the Walt Disney Company.
Toy Story Land Opens June 30
Hollywood Studios invites guests into an immersive world of Hollywood music, theater, and film and this year marks one of the most exciting enhancements since its debut in 1989. Disney World’s Incredible Summer brings big changes to Disney parks, particularly the opening of Toy Story Land at Hollywood Studios June 30, 2018.
What makes this such an exciting time at Disney World?
Toy Story is a movie franchise that began in 1995 with the release of the first film, in which Andy’s entourage of toys (led by cowboy Woody) is rocked by newcomer, and Space Ranger, Buzz Lightyear. The series continued with the success of Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3, granting the franchise multi-generational appeal.
At a recent tourism industry showcase, The Walt Disney World Company revealed that guests will step into a NEW eleven-acre playland in the larger-than-life setting of Andy’s imagination. Andy has designed the perfect play space decorated with more than 400 toy blocks and towering toys from the hit Toy Story franchise, including the stars of the movies Woody and Buzz Lightyear.
Toy Story Land brings the addition of new attractions to Hollywood Studios
***Slinky Dog Dash send riders dipping and dashing around blocks, stretching Slinky’s coils to the max on a coaster that the whole family can enjoy together.
***On Alien Swirling Saucers, guests climb into a toy rocket and hang on for dear life among high-energy music, lighting, and sound effects. Alien Flying Saucers is designed to look like one of the three-eyed alien play sets and sends guests flying around while trying to capture our vehicle. If we’re lucky we may be captured by the claw!
The entrance to Toy Story Land is near Toy Story Mania, which remains one of Hollywood’s top attractions and falls in line with the theme of the new Land.
***New intelligence reveals that the height requirements are 38’ for Slinky Dog Dash and 32’ for Alien Swirling Saucers. Just confirmed – BOTH new attractions will be eligible for FastPass+!!!
Also announced as part of the massive addition:
The toys have turned Woody’s lunch box into new eatery, aptly named “Woodys Lunch Box.” Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Woody’s participates in the Disney Dining Plan and features a new style of cuisine (which we nickname “lunch box fusion”) with tasty treats like three-cheese grilled cheese and a banana split parfait. Guests can take home treasures from their visit to Toy Story Land in new merchandise locations – keep an eye out for collectible trading pins with new attraction logos and a light-up tumbler that guests can take home as a souvenir.
Toy Story movies are light-hearted, inspiring, fun films that the whole family can enjoy together. Toy Story Land is designed the same way – to provide families with a fun place to play together in a space that entertains both young and old.
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