Exciting news! Toy Story Land is coming to Walt Disney World! We will all be invited into Andy’s backyard to go on new adventures with the Toy Story characters we know and love.
At the 2018 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration we were delighted to discover more about the vision and creation of the new Toy Story Land coming to Walt Disney World. Woody, Buzz, and all of the toys in Andy’s room have captivated us since the first Toy Story film was released in 1995. Toy Story Land provides a new way for us to become immersed in their world of fun and play. We got a taste of this during the time we were at the conference. Woody, Buzz, Slinky Dog, and the green army men joined us for dinner one night.
During the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, we were thrilled to hear from Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts about the new Toy Story Land. We also had an exclusive question and answer session with an actual Disney Imagineer. He gave us some insider insights into the new attractions and the creative stories behind them.
This is what we learned about Toy Story Land at Walt Disney World:
What is Toy Story Land?
Welcome to Andy’s 11-acre backyard! Toy Story Land is an invitation to play in Andy’s backyard and see his imagination come to life as he plays with Buzz, Woody, Jessie, Rex, Slinky, and the gang. We are not just observers in the backyard, we are honorary toys that get to be part of the play. This is the vision behind Toy Story Land.
Toy Story Land is colorful, bright, and covered with toys – as every little boy’s backyard should be. Tinkertoys, blocks, games, crayons, green army men, and Rubik’s cubes are some of the toys we will see strewn throughout the land.
Where is Toy Story Land?
Toy Story Land is inside Disney’s Hollywood Studies theme park at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. If you are familiar with the layout of Disney’s Hollywood Studies, the Toy Story Land entrance is just north of where Toy Story Midway Mania is today.
When will Toy Story Land open at Walt Disney World?
June 30, 2018
What is there to do in Toy Story Land?
In a word – PLAY! There is so much fun to be had in Toy Story Land! The Disney Imagineers are always full of surprises, but this is what they are revealing to us so far.
Toy Story Land Attractions
- Slinky Dog Dash: This family-friendly, one-of-a-kind rollercoaster is the largest attraction in Toy Story Land. Andy sends Slinky Dog on an adventure throughout the entire (11-acre) backyard on his mega-coaster play kit. Slinky Dog will take us, as honorary toys, on the adventure with him as he goes past blocks, under bridges, and through boosts. Jessie and Rex will also be there for the fun.
- Aliens Swirling Saucers: Andy saves up all of his tickets at Pizza Planet for this new toy play set that he brings to his backyard We will get to board rockets towed by the little green aliens in this attraction. They will whip and whirl us through space as they try to be captured by “The Claw.”
- Toy Story Midway Mania: The Toy Story Midway Mania experience we already love is being given a “plus-up.” A new cue has been designed for guests to experience how the game was built and how Andy uses it. By the time we go on the ride, we will understand how all the carnival-themed arcade games in the ride came to be.
Places to Eat
- Woody’s Lunch Box: Isn’t that the coolest thing ever? Walt Disney World has partnered with Mini Babybel for this walk-up window food and beverage location. It is inside a vintage Woody’s Lunch Box that is leaning up against a book. Andy put it there so he could set up a picnic for his green army men. The menu will include American classics, old-fashioned soda floats, and hopefully Mini Babybel cheese snacks. The Mini Babybel Gouda cheese is my favorite!
Mini Babybel is the official snack of Toy Story Land. We are excited to see how they incorporate their delicious Mini Babybel snacks into Woody’s Lunch Box and Andy’s backyard.
Toy Story Land at Shanghai Disneyland
Shanghai Disneyland will also feature Toy Story Land as their first expansion since opening in June of 2016.
Toy Story Land at Shanghai Disneyland on April 26, 2108 will include three attractions – Rex’s Racer, Slinky Dog Spin, and Woody’s Round-Up. Woody and Jessie will greet guests at the entrance. There will be character greeting areas and immersive shopping and dining experiences.
We can’t wait for this summer! Toy Story Land is sure to be a place that the entire family will love!