This morning Slinky Dog from Pixar’s Toy Story movies and the upcoming Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios made his way to to New York City’s Times Square for a special appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Buzz Lightyear, Woody, and Jessie also joined the GMA team for the announcement.
The big news was the official opening date for Toy Story Land. You’ll be able to explore the new land beginning June 30th 2018. A little later than we had heard, but still early enough in the summer to be a popular new destination for most of the season.
The 11-acre land will feature two new attractions, Slinky Dog Coaster and the Alien Swirling Saucers, and incorporate the Toy Story Midway Mania attraction into a giant over-sized back-yard set that will make guests feel like they are the size of toys themselves.
“With set pieces, staging, attractions and experiences Toy Story Land represents the best of Walt Disney Imagineering’s collaboration with our storytelling partners at Pixar Animation Studios,” said Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “This new land will place guests inside the wondrous world of Woody, Buzz and their pals – and invite everyone to experience the joy of being a toy.”
Here’s a Time-lapse video of the Slinky Dog coaster in action:
You’ll also find new food options at Woody’s Lunch Box (actually Andy’s lunch box he left on his side and re-purposed with his imagination), which will serve up tasty meals, old-fashioned soda floats, and more from a walk-up window setting with nearby seating.
The entrance to Toy Story Land will be behind the facade of the Great Movie Ride, aka the Chinese Theater. What used to be known as Pixar Studios will become a backstage area.
We look forward to seeing all of Andy’s toys like crayons, green army men, rubik’s cubs, tinkertoys, and more when Toy Story Land finally opens.