Yee haw, partner! Get ready for some rootin’, tootin’ fun courtesy of Toy Story Land at Walt Disney World! Have you been waiting and waiting like I have to hear when it will open? Good news! They’ve just given an opening date for Toy Story Land!
Opening Date for Toy Story Land Announced!
Drum roll please……
Toy Story Land will open at Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World on June 30, 2018!
I can’t wrap my mind around how close that date is! It’s going to be an amazing time to be at Walt Disney World!
7 Things We Know About Toy Story Land
Hopefully most of you are fans of Toy Story, but just in case you aren’t, I’ll give everyone a quick refresher.
Toy Story is a Disney/Pixar franchise of animated films that tells the story of Woody (a cowboy toy), Buzz (a space ranger toy), and all of their various toy friends who live in Andy’s room. At the end of Toy Story 3, we see that Andy has gone off to college (ALL the tears on that one), and now a cute little girl named Bonnie is in charge of all the toys.
We’ll probably find out more about Bonnie and the toys when Toy Story 4 is released next year.
For now, let’s focus on what we already know about Toy Story Land at Walt Disney World.
Slinky Dog Dash
First, we know there will be a roller coaster. The iconic Slinky Dog toy from the films is prominently front and center in the new land as the face of the roller coaster. An outdoor coaster with traditional seating looks like it will be fun for all ages!
Another new dining area is sorely needed at Hollywood Studios. Thankfully, Toy Story Land is stepping in to help! Woody’s Lunchbox will be a quick service restaurant featuring easy meals and old fashioned soda floats. My girls are currently obsessed with Coke floats, so I know we will be hitting up this part of the new land.
All Your Favorite Characters
When we think of Toy Story, obviously Woody, Buzz, and Jessie, come to mind, but don’t fear that other beloved characters will be left out! Look closely at the artist renderings and you’ll see others like Rex, Sarge, and the Aliens!Wonder if we’ll see any of the new characters like Trixie or Mr. Pricklepants in the new land?
Alien Swirling Saucers
Speaking of those little green guys, they’re getting their own ride in Toy Story Land! Walt Disney World’s official website describes it this way, “Inside a play set that Andy won at Pizza Planet, the Aliens have powered up their flying saucers—and they’re ready to spin you on a wild ride into space! Hold on for some wild fun as your toy rocket takes off, all while electronic space music provides an intergalactic soundtrack.”
Um, count me in!
See It for Yourself
Planning a trip earlier than opening day? You can actually see Toy Story Land before anyone else! Ok, not the actual land, but close enough!
Right now, at Walt Disney Presents in Hollywood Studios, there is a full model on display for Toy Story Land. Additionally, there are small scale models of the ride vehicles for Slinky Dog Dash and the Alien Swirling Saucers.
You won’t be able to get in them to see how they sit, but you will be able to see the shape of the vehicle at the very least.
Toy Story Mania
A classic favorite attraction, Toy Story Mania isn’t going anywhere. It was update a few years ago to include another set of tracks to alleviate long wait times, and that has proved to be extremely helpful to guests and Cast Members alike.
My family loves this ride, so we usually FastPass it, but the waits haven’t been too long on our last few trips either. I have a feeling the popularity of this ride is going to pick back up this summer!
Opening Date for Toy Story Land
Just in cased you missed my headline,
TOY STORY LAND OPENS JUNE 30!
Plan your trip ASAP so you too can be part of all the exciting action this summer! Giddy up!