The original Toy Story is one of our favorite Disney Pixar movies of all time. When we learned that Walt Disney World was opening a Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, we were so excited. Although there is also a Toy Story Land in Disneyland Paris, this one in Orlando is a bit different, with different attractions.
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Review of Toy Story Land at Walt Disney World
Once you walk through Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you are immediately transported into Andy’s Backyard. Everything is larger than life, so you’ll feel like you are the size of a toy. You’ll see beloved toys and bright colors – it’s very captivating, especially for kids.
Location at Toy Story Land
Toy Story Land is located at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park – between Pixar Place and Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge. Toy Story Mania, a ride that opened in Hollywood Studios years before Toy Story Land, is at the front of the new land.
With all of the exciting updates at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, it’s definitely a park where you’ll want to spend at least most of a day. If Toy Story Land is your priority, you’ll definitely want to head there early. It gets busy.
Rides at Toy Story Land
The highlight of Toy Story Land is the three attractions located there. They are all kid-friendly and fun.
Slinky Dog Dash
Slinky Dog Dash is arguably the most popular of the three attractions. This rollercoaster, which is modeled after a Mega Coaster Play Kit, is relatively mild. Among the Disney World roller coasters, it is probably closest to the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in terms of thrills (but not style of coaster).
Slinky Dog Dash offers FastPass+, although they are typically all booked up very early. During my first ride on it, I arrived early at the park and went right to the queue. The standby line was about 60 minutes long and was worth it.
Along the queue, you’ll find lots of fun toy touches, including giant pencils and sketches. The ride vehicle accommodates two in a row, and there is no single-rider line.
The ride is so fun, and kids are likely to love the bright colors. Riders must be at least 38 inches tall. Check your kids before you go on vacation so there is no disappointment.
Toy Story Mania
Although this ride opened quite a few years before Toy Story Land, it fits right in. A new entrance connects it directly to the land.
In Toy Story Mania, you’ll ride in a vehicle visiting virtual midway carnival-themed 4D games. You’ll compete against yourself as well as those in your ride vehicle.
Regardless of how many times I’ve ridden Toy Story Mania, I can’t get enough. It’s so much fun, and I’m always trying to improve my score. Looking for ways to get higher Toy Story Mania scores? Check out this article.
Toy Story Mania offers FastPass+ as well as a standby line. Once you get to the front of the line, you’ll get your 3D glasses and board the vehicle.
Alien Swirling Saucers
Like Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree at Disney’s California Adventure, the Alien Swirl Saucers ride spins around across the ride platform. It’s a cute, fun ride. For me, however, it ranks third of the three Toy Story Land attractions because the other two are such fun.
This ride also offers FastPass+, and has a minimum height requirement of 32 inches.
The Food at Toy Story Land
If you are hungry while you are exploring the area, you’ll find a quick-service restaurant in the middle of the land. Woody’s Lunch Box offers entrees, snacks, drinks, and desserts.
Menu items include grilled cheese, a chocolate-hazelnut tart, potato barrels, and Babybel cheese. Woody’s Lunch Box is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also has limited seating available.
Mobile ordering on the My Disney Experience app is also available at Woody’s Lunch Box. When it’s busy, using your app for mobile ordering can be a great way to save time. Just place your order on the app, go to the mobile ordering window and pick up your order.
Although there isn’t currently a table service restaurant at Toy Story Land, one is on the way. Disney has announced that a new table service restaurant, the Roundup Rodeo BBQ Restaurant, will be opening in 2020. I feel that Disney’s Hollywood Studios could definitely benefit by having another kid-friendly table service restaurant – and this will be a great option for families.
Characters at Toy Story Land
As you’d expect, you’ll find some of your favorite Toy Story characters at Toy Story Land.
The Green Army Men can be seen marching around the land, greeting guests. They also perform with drums.
Woody, Jessie, the Buzz Lightyear also meet guests throughout the day. You can find the schedule on the app.
You’ll find Toy Story Land at the back of Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park, behind Pixar Place.
While both lands are colorful and bright, they have different attractions. Although there is a Slinky Dog ride at Disneyland Paris, it’s not a coaster.
Like any section of the Walt Disney World theme parks, you’ll need valid park admission to visit Toy Story Land. If you plan to visit more than one theme park per day, you’ll need to have the park hopper option on your ticket.
There is not currently a character meal featuring Toy Story characters. The newly announced table service restaurant does not appear to be a character experience.
Disney Early Morning Magic is a separately ticketed event where guests purchase tickets to get exclusive access to attractions before the park opens. In the past, this event was offered for Toy Story Land. However, at the time of writing, there are no current dates offered.
This event is still offered at Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom. These tickets are separate from your regular park tickets.