To Infinity & Beyond! Toy Story Land is Coming to Disney Hollywood Studios!
We’ve been contemplating planning a vacation to the Disney mecca in Florida for a while now. Even though we live in SoCal and Disneyland is less than an hour away, there’s something extra magical about the theme parks in Florida. Maybe because we’ve never been there, but it’s definitely on our bucket list of family vacations to take.
And it looks like 2018 might be just the year to do this as Disney has finally announced that Toy Story Land – a Pixar-themed expansion that's going up adjacent to Star Wars Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida is set to open in Summer 2018.
Now guests can imagine what it might be like if toys came to life in Toy Story Land. Similar to A Bug’s Land at Disney’s California Adventure, guest will find themselves shrunk to the size of a toy to explore the world of Andy’s backyard with your favorite Toy Story characters, including Woody and Buzz. There are also three new themed attractions to add to the magic.
Slinky Dog Dash
This family coaster attraction is fashioned as if Andy has built a roller coaster track all over his back yard using his Mega Coaster Play Kit combined with other toys. As you zoom along the track, you’ll be able to spot several of his other toys scattered throughout the oversized lawn.
"You will zip, dodge and dash around many planned turns and drops that Andy has created to really make Slinky and his coils stretch to the limits," said Kathy Mangum, a Walt Disney Imagineering executive. "It's a fun and exhilarating family coaster attraction and it will be one that you'll want to do over and over again."
Alien Swirling Saucers
Alien Swirling Saucers will also be a new attraction at Toy Story Land. Its inspired by the now-legendary claw aliens from the first Toy Story’s Pizza Planet. Once again, it’s a home version that Andy has left outside, which features planets and satellites that guests will spin around in their flying saucers as they’re being chased by the little aliens, who are – of course – attempting to snatch you with the omnipresent claw. Think Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree from Cars Land at Anaheim’s California Adventure (that is to say, a combination of a traditional teacups and whip ride), and you’ll know exactly what to expect.
Toy Story Midway Mania!
While not technically new, this favorite attraction allows guests to take aim at 3D objects in into the Toy Story Midway Games Play Set. For the arrival of Toy Story Land, Midway Mania will be getting a second expansion – a brand-new section of the ride that will take passengers under Andy’s bed, where he’s constructed a carnival-style midway – along with having its entrance and exit rerouted to face the new Toy Story Land.
We can’t wait to see our daughter’s face as she literally steps into one of her favorite movies!
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