Toy Story Land opened June 30th 2018, to 5 hour wait times, and aims to bring everyone down to Orlando, Florida right in the middle of the summer heat. While many people will be waiting to visit Walt Disney World until the Spring of 2019 when Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge opens, visiting this summer instead may prove a better option if you’re hoping to avoid the crowds.
Toy Story Land in Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World
Sprawling across 11 acres, Toy Story Land will be tucked into the back corner of Hollywood Studios. Guests coming into Hollywood Studios can literally just walk a straight line all the way past the Chinese Theater to the Toy Story Land area of the park . At present this would mean walking past Star Wars Launch Bay to the right and Animation Courtyard to the left.
Toy Story Land at Walt Disney World Atmosphere
Stepping into Toy Story Land you will take on a role as one of Andy’s “honorary toys”. Everything around you will be larger than life. Inside Andy’s backyard you will join his other toys and uncover details you’ll remember from the films. Be on the lookout for a giant footprint left by Andy himself. Building blocks, toys from Pizza Planet, Jenga, a roller coaster play set and all the toys we know and love from the Toy Story films will be littered around “Andy’s yard.” And get ready for some picture taking folks, from what we’ve seen so far, there are sure to be a slew of instagram-worthy photo spots.
Toy Story Land Rides
Toy Story Land will house the more kid-friendly rides in Hollywood Studios, accessible from inside Toy Story Land once construction is complete. There is talk that the Pixar Place alley as we know it will be closed off, past the One Man’s Dream exhibit, and offer a Character Meet and Greet location for Toy Story characters adjacent to the entrance of the new land.
Alien Swirling Saucers: A swirling twirling ride in a toy rocket, set to some interstellar music, swirls you around with one of the Pizza Planet aliens as they try to escape the claw from the toy selection machine.
Slinky Dog Dash: A fairly fast roller coaster with “twists, coils and curves” set outside and covering most of Toy Story Land.
Midway Mania: This 4-D ride shooting ride has been a staple in Hollywood Studios for some time and will now contain an entrance directly from inside Toy Story Land. It currently has an entrance down the Pixar Place alley.
Toy Story Land Restaurants and Food
Woody’s Lunch Box: Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this quick serve counter will have variations on the standard American lunch box food, including Babybell cheese, a tator-tot casserole type offering and old fashioned soda floats. See the full Woody’s Lunch Box Menu here.
We loved the Raspberry Tart as a snack, the Monte Cristo and Grilled Cheese for lunch and the Tator Tot and Egg Bowl for Breakfast. We’ll be sharing a full Woody’s Lunch Box Review soon. You can also grab a souvenir Alien Sipper with Mystic Portal Punch for 17 dollars if that strikes your fancy. Note: Mobile Order if you can, and wait for your app to say the food is ready. Lines form pretty long here, so head to a table ahead of time and grab your food when ready. We’ll be sharing a review of this whole new land at Hollywood Studios soon.