PHOTOS - Take a tour through Toy Story Land

Jun 28, 2018 in "Toy Story Land"

Toy Story Land preview tour

Walt Disney World is presenting it's newest addition to the media today - so let's get started on a more detailed look at the 11-acre Toy Story Land.

In Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Woody, Jessie, Buzz Lightyear, Slinky Dog, Green Army Men and other fun-loving Toy Story characters come to life in the outdoor setting of Andy’s backyard. A world of toys surrounds guests: giant building blocks, Tinkertoys, yo-yos, board-game pieces, dominoes, Scrabble tiles, and even a giant roller coaster set.

Toy Story Land includes two all-new attractions and a new entrance for the classic Toy Story Mania!

Sheriff Woody, standing nearly 20 feet tall, welcomes all to Toy Story Land by jauntily leaning on a tall assemblage of colorful wooden blocks, tipping his wide-brimmed hat to guests while holding onto his trusty lasso.

Slinky Dog Dash

From his Dash & Dodge Mega Coaster Kit, Andy has assembled his roller coaster for maximum family fun, and it is called Slinky Dog Dash. But instead of just using the roller coaster vehicle that came with the kit, Andy has put his Slinky Dog on the track. The result is a family-friendly thrill ride around the backyard that includes two launches. Tracks and supports in bright colors of red, orange, yellow and blue were snapped together according to Andy’s hand-drawn plans.

Rex and Jessie helped by stringing lights above Andy’s stacked Jenga game pieces. To complete his creation, Andy picked everyone’s favorite floppy-eared dachshund with a stretching coil body – Slinky Dog – and dropped it onto the coaster track.

Slinky Dog Dash is inspired by the delightful pooch spinoff of Slinky, the classic 1940s American toy. Riders of all ages delight as Slinky Dog bends and twists his coils around curves, over hills and down drops in the Slinky-est coaster ever.

In each 18-passenger coaster train, riders zip around and above Toy Story Land, catching great vistas of all the new land has to offer. In a first for a Disney coaster, Slinky Dog Dash features a second launch at its midpoint as riders experience cool sound effects and spinning lights, darting through a series of rings on their way to the attraction’s finale featuring Wheezy, the squeaky penguin from the Toy Story films.

Slinky Dog Dash has a 38"height requirement, with lap-bar restraints. Seating is 9 rows of 2.

Alien Swirling Saucers 

Alien Swirling Saucers immerses guests in the playful world of Andy’s imagination. This galactic space toy is designed as a playset Andy won at the Pizza Planet restaurant. The adorable little green Aliens from Pixar Animation Studios’ Toy Story swirl about in toy rocket ships with guests in tow, while “The Claw” hangs overhead.

Two sets of 11 saucer/rocket-ship pairings spin guests through a multi-colored galaxy to a raucous, energetic musical beat. The height requirement for Alien Swirling Saucers is 32".

Toy Story Mania!

Toy Story Mania! – one of the most popular attractions at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – receives an all-new entrance.

Evoking the fun in store, the entrance is actually the box Andy’s Toy Story Mania! game came in. Recently updated with a third track, the attraction allows even more guests to experience the carnival playset action, using virtual objects from baseballs to cream pies to hit targets in a variety of whimsical, fast-paced scenarios.

Woody's Lunch Box

Woody’s Lunch Box serves tasty meals and old-fashioned soda floats from a walk-up window in a setting surrounded by Andy’s favorite toys and a giant vintage thermos.

Order a grilled three-cheese sandwich, grab a seat under festooned lighting at a Tinkertoy table and take in the scene. You’ll even spot Sarge, the Green Army Men leader, in a tower on the lookout for Andy. Woody’s Lunch Box features Mini Babybel cheese – the Official Snack Cheese of Walt Disney World Resort. Babybel’s famous cheese wheel also provides inspiration for fun chairs and tables nearby.

Check out all the food at Woody's Lunch Box, and the full Woody's Lunch Box menu

Merchandise

Two merchandise locations – a toy camper and toy dump truck – offer shoppers logo merchandise, must-have collectibles and unique gifts sure to become long-lasting memories of their time in Toy Story Land. Special items sure to become guest favorites are 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.

Entertainment

Woody, Jessie, Buzz and their pals appear throughout the land. 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.

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Article Posted: Jun 28, 2018 / 7:47am ET
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EagleScout610Apr 14, 2020

So you wouldn't want the video of me shining a strobe light at a passing sasquatch while recreating Everest?

MovieloverApr 14, 2020

Yeah... day 100... *shoves socks back into drawer :cautious:

MisterPenguinApr 14, 2020

Just wait until day 100 of your confinement: you'll be putting on a sock puppet version of Great Moments in History from the windows of your house!

JenniferSApr 14, 2020

It beats the homemade recreations of favourite rides. Please, no more. How many times can you film people going down the stairs in a laundry basket and call it Splash, Pirates, Frozenstrom ...?

MisterPenguinApr 13, 2020

Blogs are recycling old material. That's stuff we've already seen. Wonder how long the blogs can keep that up?

The Real Buzz LightyearApr 13, 2020

That's pretty cool. It's nuts to see Toy Story and Star Wars at the park all done. It seems like it was yesterday speculating how the lands would turn out. I remember going to Star Wars Weekends in May 2015 and going to the park to find out they were building a Star Wars land. My family was so excited and we all speculated on what it might be.

gerararApr 12, 2020

Nothing new, but BlogMickey did a throwback of the work that went into building/constructing TSL... Kinda really miss looking at construction updates from the parks now... Source:

RteetzMar 21, 2020

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JakeSpadaroOct 19, 2019

I think it was mostly parts of the third track queue? I can’t remember but I’ll try and dig into it and see if I have something saved or find something somewhere

Tom MorrowOct 18, 2019

Haven't really seen this discussed anywhere... does anyone have an explanation or image that explains how the old Toy Story Mania queue was converted into the new one? I can never figure out where we even are in relation to the old queue until reaching the merge point where the stairs to tracks 1 and 2 are visible.

Disneylover152Oct 14, 2019

They also made 2 Avatar Rides before they bought Fox.

Goofy NinjaOct 13, 2019

It happens, you could always just edit or delete your previous post.

Goofy NinjaOct 13, 2019

It will be worth dining at the Table Service just for the shade.