PHOTOS - Toy Story Land reaches capacity on opening day

Jun 30, 2018 in "Toy Story Land"

Toy Story Land opening day crowds
Posted: Saturday June 30, 2018 10:06am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Just like we saw with last year's Pandora - The World of Avatar opening, Toy Story Land hit capacity on its opening day, leaving guests to wait in a holding area for the chance to get inside the new land.

In anticipation of the new land, guests began lining up at the park's main entrance as early as 4:30am.

The park opened 2 hours earlier than announced at 6am, and Toy Story Land quickly filled up with guests.

Slinky Dog Dash, the highlight of the land, reached a 4 hour wait within the first hour of operation.

Overflow queuing was used in both the courtyard at the Chinese Theater, leading all the way to Pixar Place.

Toy Story Land itself then quickly reached capacity, leaving operations to effectively close the land to everyone other than those with a FP+ reservation.

What was the standby line for Slinky Dog at the Chinese Theater then became a standby line to enter the land itself.

By 9am, guests were being told of a 3 to 4 hour wait to enter Toy Story Land, and then 300 minutes for Slinky Dog Dash once they got inside.

Even guest relations is on standby for long waits.

To further control crowds, Pixar Place is continuing to host meet and greets with Woody, Buzz and Jessie.

Despite heavy crowds, Disney's Hollywood Studios continues to operate as normal, and parking is still available. Poor weather is expected this afternoon, so the situation is likely to change throughout the day.

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Soluna16Jul 16, 2018

Just for those curious, Alien Swirling Saucers is now pretty much walk on 60% of the day. It's never more than 30 minutes and the last 3 or 4 days I've gone I haven't waited more than 10 actual minutes to get on. I've now been on Slinky Dog Dash 6 times in 6 seperate visits, and, not counting opening weekend, my average wait time seems to be about 25-35 minutes.

PB WatermelonJul 15, 2018

How long was the wait for the Frozen overhaul of Maelstrom on opening day? I saw a short media clip of it on the news which showed the massive line and I thought everyone in Central Florida had been infected by some kind of Frozen mind-control spore fungus.

irishmom58Jul 07, 2018

nope Flowering Jasmine the flowers that line the pool at the entrance

doctornickJul 07, 2018

I thought it was rose for India? Also, the Fiji scene has an ocean smell.

irishmom58Jul 07, 2018

Jasmine for Taj Mahal, lovely grass smell with elephants in Africa

smileJul 06, 2018


KimAnnFranJul 06, 2018

:( One of my favorite Disney effects.

JohnDJul 06, 2018

Yeah. The smells aren't as prominent as they were in the original. No orange groves in this version so no orange smell.

KimAnnFranJul 06, 2018

I think I'd miss the orange thing....hopefully I'll get back there.

disneygeek90Jul 06, 2018

I've been on it a few times. From what I can remember there is a "grass/dirt" smell for the elephants. Flowers in the Taj Mahal, a few "ocean" scents for the river and lake scenes.

KimAnnFranJul 05, 2018

would you mind to elaborate on the smells? I feel very badly the orange thing is gone, it was really cool. I haven't been back to WDW and not sure when I will be able to if ever.

disneygeek90Jul 05, 2018

The wait and loading time for Soarin is dreadful. Even with a fastpass I can barely stand waiting in those enclosed wings. The orange grove scene is gone, but there are many other new scents in the show still.

KimAnnFranJul 05, 2018

This is off-topic, but why does it seem that Soarin' always moves so slow? I love that attraction, tho! Have they removed the orange smell?

KimAnnFranJul 05, 2018

This is going to sound bad, but I can see myself happy that I only have to wait 5 min for the two top ones.