Everything we know about the new Toy Story Land

Toy Story Land is a brand new area of Hollywood Studios that is anticipated to be opening in the summer of 2018. Inspired by the amazingly immersive Cars Land at Disney California Adventure, this new land is the first of two major expansions happening at Hollywood Studios.

As the calendar ticks closer to the 2018 opening, we have compiled everything we know about this brand new land, along with all the latest news, videos, and announcements.

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What we know so far

Toy Story Land opening date

Toy Story Land is slated to open sometime during the summer of 2018, but the exact month and date are not known.

Toy Story Land size

The new land will be roughly 11 acres and will be located behind the existing Toy Story Mania building.

Toy Story Land attractions

Slinky Dog Dash (new)

Slinky Dog Dash will be a family-friendly coaster (the intensity looks to be about like Big Thunder Mountain Railroad).

Disney describes it as:

Andy’s assembled his awesome coaster kit… and Slinky Dog is ready to take you for a wild ride on a crazy coaster—one that gives you a glimpse of all that Toy Story Land has to offer.

Come along as Slinky Dog bends and twists his coils around curves, hills, bridges and drops. Make no mistake, this is one wacky attraction… and fun for the entire family!


Alien Swirling Saucers (new)

If you've been to Disney California Adventure, the new Alien Swirling Saucers will be similar to Mater's Junkyard Jamboree.

The Aliens have powered up their flying saucers to take you on a dizzying ride through space! Hang on tight as your toy rocket ride takes off, all while space electronica provides an out-of-this-world beat.

And if you’re really lucky, you might just get “chosen” by the claw. Oooooo!

Alien Swirling Saucers Toy Story Land

Toy Story Mania (new entrance)

Toy Story Mania will become a part of this section, with a new entrance that will open up to the newly created area.

Toy Story Land

Toy Story Land dining

Disney has been relatively hush-hush about restaurants and dining options for this new land and currently nothing official has been announced, although rumors of Pizza Planet have swirled since the project was revealed.

Toy Story Land news and updates

September 2017

Model now on display

Guests wanting to sneak a peak at more details of the upcoming Toy Story Land can now do so at Walt Disney Presents (formerly One Man's Dream) in Hollywood Studios.

Toy Story Land model now on display

Read more on the Disney Parks Blog.

Walt Disney Presents to open on September 8th

The final touches are being added to the model with the anticipation of the opening of Walt Disney Presents just days away.

Toy Story Land model

Read more on the Disney Parks Blog.

Model to be on display at Hollywood Studios

With the reimagining of One Man's Dream into Walt Disney Presents, Disney's Hollywood Studios will be adding artifacts highlighting both the Disney parks history as well as items exploring the future of Hollywood Studios. Two of the new items that will be available for guests to view will be models for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge and Toy Story Land.

Read more at on the Disney Parks Blog.

August 2017

Slinky Dog Dash track completed

After nearly 2 years of construction, the final pieces of track for the new Slinky Dog Dash coaster have been installed.

Read more on the Disney Parks Blog.

July 2017

Toy Story Land set to open Summer of 2018

At D23 this month, it was announced that Toy Story Land would be open in time for Summer of 2018, meaning there is less than a year left to wait!

No more details were released (and still no official word on any dining options).

Toy Story Land opening Summer 2018

Read more on the Disney Parks Blog.

April 2016

A first look at the attractions

2 new attractions were announced at D23 in August of 2015 and now we get more details as to what to expect.

Slinky Dog Dash will be a family-friendly coaster and Alien Swirling Saucers looks to be a spinning attraction that has you trying to avoid being captured by "The Claw."

Alien Swirling Saucers Toy Story Land

Read more on the Disney Parks Blog.

August 2015

D23 announcement

After much anticipation, guests at Disney's D23 finally got the official word that Toy Story Land would be coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios. Inspired by the "overwhelming guest response to Cars Land," this expansion will be designed to make guests feel as if they have been shrunk down to the size of some of Andy's favorite toys.

Toy Story Land concept art

Read more on the Disney Parks Blog.

So, what do you think? Are you looking forward to experiencing Toy Story Land at Disney World on your next trip? Got questions about what you can find? Let us know in the comments.

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