Disney World's Toy Story Land Is Officially Open
Attention all Disney World fans! There's some exciting news coming out of Orlando: Disney's Toy Story Land is officially open at Hollywood Studios!
According to WDW News Today, the entire experience is meant to make you feel toy-sized as you explore Toy Story Land—just check out the giant building blocks, Tinkertoys, yo-yos, board-game pieces, dominoes, Scrabble tiles, and even Andy's 25-foot footprints around the park. A 20-foot tall Sheriff Woody will even welcome you to the park with a tipped hat as he leans against a tall set of wooden blocks.
A video teases one ride guests can enjoy, the Slinky Dog Dash family coaster. Um, I take it that means a scardey cat like me can ride it! The idea is that Andy, the kid in the movies, made the track himself in his backyard, using his Mega Coaster Play Kit.
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The other feature is the Alien Swirling Saucers, which mimics the toy Andy got at Pizza Planet in the first movie.
As you swirl around, "The Claw" will be trying to get your vehicle, captained by aliens in their own toy saucers! Sounds like a lot of fun, and something that would make my kids hoot with laughter.
Kathy Mangum, a creative mind behind the concepts, told WDW News Today Toy Story Mania is also going to be enhanced with a third rail.
All those thrills are sure to work up an appetite! Make sure to check out Woody's Lunch Box, the quick-service restaurant serving up full meals and old-fashioned floats from a walk-up window that resembles an opened lunch box. Sponsored by Bel Brands USA, the fun eatery is the ideal spot for kids!
Toy Story Mania even received a whole new entrance that resembles Andy's actual Toy Story Mania! game. According to wdwnews.com, "The attraction allows even more guests to experience the carnival playset action, using virtual objects from baseballs to creampies to hit targets in a variety of whimsical, fast-paced scenarios."
We also got a sneak peek of some cute merch you're going to obsess over during your visit. How fun are these character headbands and t-shirts?
All in all, sounds like this is a can't-miss destination for any family visiting Disney World. The problem is there's just so much to do and see, you almost have to move to Orlando to check everything off your bucket list! Hey, a mom can dream, right?
Would you like to visit Toy Story Land?
Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Follow her on Twitter (@Spitupnsuburbs), where she chronicles her love of exercising and drinking coffee, but never simultaneously.