Slinky Dog Dash And More At Hollywood Studio’s Toy Story Land
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Toy Story Land Offers More Than Just Nostalgia

Transform into a toy to play in Andy's backyard and experience the fun and excitement this land has to offer.

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Toy Story Land Offers More Than Just Nostalgia
Jessica LaVigne

"Toy Story" is, arguably, one of the most beloved Disney/Pixar films in the hearts of 20-somethings. With the release date of the films following the life of a young boy, Andy, up until his time to go to college, they also follow those young kids who grew up in the early 90s. I know that when I was younger, I would have loved to become a toy and go on adventures with Buzz, Woody and all of Andy's toys. As I grew up, as Andy did, I then went off to college and gave my toys to those who would truly appreciate them, but I would give anything just to live one more day with the imagination of a child.

This being said, Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World is opening a brand new area that will transform you into a toy to play in Andy's backyard—Toy Story Land. The land will offer an extensive rollercoaster featuring Slinky Dog, a new entrance to the beloved ride Toy Story Mania, a ride featuring alien spinning saucers and new food and merchandise. From the large footprints imprinted into the ground, to the popsicle stick benches, Toy Story Land makes you feel like you're truly living in the world of toys.

The most exciting offering in this land is definitely the long-awaited Slinky Dog Dash, a rollercoaster assembled by Andy himself by putting together his "Megacoaster Play Kit" with Slinky Dog wrapped around to be used as the ride vehicle. This coaster offers two launches, and travels throughout the whole land, ending with an animatronic of Wheezy singing karaoke as the "Big Finale" to the ride. If you're looking for the most exhilarating experience when riding the slinky dog, row nine is the best place to go to feel the most speed and thrills this ride has to offer. However, one of the best parts about this ride is the queue line—offering it's waiting riders a story to the ride and Andy's concept drawings of his rollercoaster concoction. With the original slinky dog box, a "Slinkyland" coloring book and other toys to provide shade for the outside attraction, you'll feel like you're entering into the mind and playfulness of the child that we grew up watching.

During the highest point of the roller coaster, Slinky Dog Dash, there is a slow pause that allows it's riders to view the construction of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge that is set to open in 2019. The land's concept model can be seen in the attraction "One Man's Dream" in Hollywood Studios, next to the soon-to-be opened entrance of Toy Story Land. Across from this you can also view the concept layout for Toy Story Land if you wish to view it on a smaller, and less-crowded, scale after it's opening.

Start planning your vacation to travel to this whole new world and see all the new sights that are being added to one of the four Walt Disney World parks in Orlando, Florida! The park is planned to open to the public June 30th and you won't want to miss out on the nostalgic experience this land has to offer.

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