Toy Story Land Rides for the Entire Family

Woody greets guests in Andy's Backyard in Toy Story Land | Photo: Kevin Gillooly

Woody greets guests in Andy’s Backyard in Toy Story Land | Photo: Kevin Gillooly

The new Toy Story Land is officially open bringing 11 acres of nonstop fun to Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios!

There are already two other Toy Story Lands in existence at Hong Kong Disneyland and Disneyland Paris, now Hollywood Studio’s in Orlando offers the latest in the 20-year franchise with Toy Story Land Rides for the entire family.

The two brand new rides include the Slinky Dog Dash and Alien Swirling Saucers. The newest Toy Story Land also now houses the entrance to the previous interactive Toy Story Mania ride, a new quick-serve food stand called Woody’s Lunch Box with outdoor picnic tables.

Backyard Guide to Toy Story Land Rides

You enter this bright new colorful land as an honorary toy in Andy’s backyard and all around you are supersized toys, games and characters from the Pixar films and items you’ll likely recognize from your own childhood. My son loved the wooden toy track benches.

Toy Story Land’s Buzz Lightyear | Pic: R. Ocampo

Toy Story Land Roller Coaster Slinky Dog Dash

The big highlight of Toy Story Land is Slinky Dog Dash, a roller coaster Andy assembled from his Mega Coaster Play Kit. Slinky and Jessie top off the coaster for all to see as they enter the new land. The coaster goes through most of the new land.

This is a great coaster to introduce kids to roller coasters. It’s smooth and has the latest technology. Best of all, our 5-year-olds were tall enough as the height requirement is only 38′ inches to ride with an adult.

TIP: While riding, be sure and look around you and you’ll get a glimpse of the upcoming Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge a 14-acre land coming in 2019.

Slinky Dog Dash, the new roller coaster at Toy Story Land at Walt Disney World's Hollywood Studios

Slinky Dog Dash, the new roller coaster at Toy Story Land at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios

Toy Story Land Attraction Alien Swirling Saucers

The other main attraction located in Toy Story Land is Alien Swirling Saucers, an out-of-this world play set that Andy won from Pizza Planet. On Alien Swirling Saucers, little green aliens swirl about in their flying saucers with guests in tow in their rocket ship toys, while “The Claw” hangs overhead. I think the kids will love “The Claw!” Best of all, unlike traditional whip rides, this one goes on to different tracks, really mixing things up for the rider. Best of all, the twirls aren’t jerky.

Toy Story Land Alien Swirling Saucers | Pic: R. Ocampo

Toy Story Land Ride Toy Story Mania Gets a Facelift

Guests can also walk through a new carnival game box to experience Toy Story Mania!, which has been a guest-favorite attraction at the park since it opened in 2008. Now expanded with a third track, the popular attraction will put even more guests in the action taking aim at 3D objects – using everything from baseballs to cream pies – in a variety of whimsical, fast-paced games.

A new carnival game box to experience Toy Story Mania! opening at Toy Story Land | Pic: Disney

A new carnival game box to experience Toy Story Mania! opening at Toy Story Land | Pic: Disney

Toy Story Land First Impressions

It’s everything we hoped and more. Best of all, our kids were able to ride three Toy Story Land rides with us, making Hollywood Studios their new favorite park at Walt Disney World.

The only con? We used to love the Honey I Shrunk the Kid’s play area, rope course and slides that used to be in this section of the park since it offered an area for the little ones to play, similar to the dig park at Animal Kingdom. Full playground area guide to WDW can be found here. Hopefully a play area will appear in the Star Wars Land *hint hint Disney Imaginears!*

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