Hollywood Studios is one of Walt Disney World’s most popular parks — and for good reason.
There’s a lot to see and do. But, how well do you really know each section of the park?
Yes, there’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and Toy Story Land, 2 of the busiest sections of Hollywood Studios, but what about the rest?
There are 9 lands of Hollywood Studios. That’s right, 9!
Each of these areas have their own special attractions, entertainment, dining, characters, and so much more.
So, let’s take a deep dive into each one and explore if you’re missing anything.
There’s a snake in my boot! That’s something you might hear Woody declare as you walk from Pixar Place to Toy Story Land (2 separate lands that are right next to each other and share the Pixar connection).
Even though Pixar Place is technically a land, there isn’t much here except for some great benches to rest your feet and some stands to grab a snack.
This is also where the old Toy Story Mania! entrance used to be prior to the opening of Toy Story Land in June 2018.
At one point, you could even hang with The Incredibles here. Speaking of, there are still great Incredibles-themed walls perfect for photos.
As for Toy Story Land, this land is much more vibrant with 3 fun rides, including an extremely popular roller coaster that you might know as Slinky Dog Dash.
While Toy Story Land is on the smaller side, that doesn’t stop park crowds from gathering here to have fun and feel like they’re literally stepping into Andy’s backyard as one of his toys.
All that said, let’s explore both Pixar Place and Toy Story Land!
Note: Characters, like Woody, Jessie, and Buzz Lightyear, and the Green Army Drum Corps have not returned yet to Toy Story Land. But, we’ve noted them below because they are usually a part of this land — and Disney has stated characters and the Green Army Drum Corps are returning soon. Roundup Rodeo BBQ has not opened yet, but is set to open in 2022.
Location: Hollywood Studios
Restaurants: 6 Quick Service (The Market, Joffrey’s, Neighborhood Bakery, Woody’s Lunch Box, 2 Drink and Snack Carts); 1 Table Service (Roundup Rodeo BBQ)
Shops: Jessie’s Trading Post, Merchandise Kiosk, Play Family Camper Kiosk
Entertainment: Green Army Drum Corps
Attractions: Toy Story Mania!, Slinky Dog Dash, Alien Swirling Saucers
Characters: Woody, Jessie, Buzz Lightyear
Popular snacks and drinks: Jack-Jack’s Num Num Cookie (The Market; Neighborhood Bakery), Totchos, Grilled Cheese and Lunch Box Tarts (Woody’s Lunch Box)
Not-to-miss: Toy Story Mania!, Slinky Dog Dash, Woody’s Lunchbox, characters
Toy Story Land & Pixar Place Map
Note: Characters, like Woody, Jessie, and Buzz Lightyear, and the Green Army Drum Corps have not returned yet to Toy Story Land. We’ve noted their locations based on where they’ve appeared in past years. We will update this map, accordingly, if needed. Roundup Rodeo BBQ has not opened yet, but when it does in 2022, you can see where the new Table Service restaurant will be located.
Between Pixar Place and Toy Story Land, there are several Quick Service options to try. One of those is extremely popular in Toy Story Land. So much so, Mobile Order times are known to disappear — fast.
There is also a Table Service spot currently being built in Toy Story Land, which will be a nice addition not only to the entire park, but to also the land.
Quick Service Restaurants
The Market is a small snack and drink stand in Pixar Place.
While you can find a range of menu items (like specialty alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and nachos and cheese), the most popular offering is Jack-Jack’s Num Num Cookie.
If you’ve ever visited Disney California Adventure, then you should be familiar with this Incredibles-themed cookie, since it originated in this park at the Jack-Jack Cookie Num Nums stand.
There are 2 Joffrey’s locations in Hollywood Studios — by Tower of Terror and the other in Pixar Place.
Joffrey’s is right next to The Market and has a similar menu to other Joffrey’s locations across Walt Disney World.
Neighborhood Bakery (Temporarily Unavailable)
Just like The Market, Neighborhood Bakery is where you can find Jack-Jack’s Num Num Cookie.
You can also order popcorn, a Mickey Pretzel, and frozen non-alcoholic drinks.
Toy Story Land
Woody’s Lunch Box
One of the most popular dining locations in Hollywood Studios is Woody’s Lunch Box. You can order breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
For a Quick Service location, the theming is on point and so is the food.
The Totchos (both the regular and plant-based options), the Lunch Box Tarts, and the Grilled Cheese are all solid choices. You also get decent portions for the prices, including when ordering from the kids menu (directly below).
Since Woody’s Lunchbox is so popular, we recommend placing a Mobile Order as soon as you can. Time slots go fast. You can even place a lunch or dinner Mobile Order in the mornings. You don’t have to wait until the time you want to eat. That’s the beauty of Mobile Order.
Also keep in mind that the seating area is small and is sometimes only available for people who’ve ordered from Woody’s Lunch Box. Cast Members may or may not try to control who sits here.
If you have more than one person in your group, you may want to have someone grab a table, while someone else picks up your order.
Drink & Snack Cart
The first drink and snack cart you’ll encounter is as soon as you enter Toy Story Land from the main entrance. It’s across from Toy Story Mania!
You can order bottled beverages and quick snacks here, including Mickey ice cream bars.
Drink & Snack Cart
There is a small drink and snack cart that you can find as you walk towards Slinky Dog Dash.
If you want something fast while exploring the land, like bottled beverages or ice cream, this is the place to stop.
Table Service Restaurants
Roundup Rodeo BBQ (Opening 2022)
Roundup Rodeo BBQ is set to open sometime in 2022. It will be located near the Toy Story Land entrance behind the main sign and Woody.
Here’s what we else know so far about the new Table Service spot.
The restaurant is described by Disney as a “unique, fun, family-friendly dining experience,” where “guests will enjoy delicious barbecue fare while surrounded by a kaleidoscope of toys, games, and playsets that Andy has brought together to create his one-of-a-kind rodeo.”
Like Toy Story Land, Roundup Rodeo BBQ will allow diners to “experience first-hand what it feels like to be one of Andy’s honorary toys, before progressing into two larger dining room spaces where Andy’s rodeo takes place.”
The dining location will feature western town and train station playsets. There will even be the addition of fan-favorite Pixar characters that we’ve never seen before.
Pixar Place has several benches that are not only great for resting or having a snack, but to escape the crowds.
Since there isn’t much in this land nobody is usually hanging here, which makes it the perfect relaxation spot.
As for Toy Story Land, there isn’t much seating, except for some benches and the tables at Woody’s Lunch Box.
Regarding the latter, at times, this area will only be available for people who’ve ordered from Woody’s Lunch Box. It’s a very small dining space and can get extremely busy, hence why Cast Members try to control who sits here, especially if guests aren’t dining.
Toy Story Land and Pixar Place aren’t known for their stores, but if you’re looking for that perfect piece of Pixar merchandise, Toy Story Land has you covered.
Jessie’s Trading Post
Jessie’s Trading Post is a gift shop you can find at the exit of Toy Story Mania!
You’ll find yourself in the store after you disembark the ride and walk down a hallway. There’s no way getting around it, either. Be warned, because the cute offerings may tempt you.
You can also go through Toy Story Mania!’s exit queue to enter the store. This is so well-themed and has all kinds of Toy Story items.
Across from Toy Story Mania! you’ll find a cute and small merchandise kiosk. There are all kinds of fun and themed souvenirs to the land and Pixar.
Play Family Camper Kiosk
Near Slinky Dog Dash, you can’t miss this adorable Play Family Camper Kiosk. This is yet another spot for you to find Pixar merchandise.
Entertainment (Temporarily Unavailable)
While not a full-blown stage show, there is the Green Army Drum Corps. They currently aren’t playing, but Disney previously stated they will be “returning soon”.
You can spot them around Toy Story Land playing drums. They are very talented and super fun. This is a short show and one you don’t need to camp out for.
Just keep your eyes peeled for them (and your ears). You may even be able to find showtimes in the My Disney Experience app.
Pixar Place doesn’t have any rides, but Toy Story Land is basically all attractions and has 3 family-friendly ones.
Slinky Dog Dash
If you’re a roller coaster enthusiast, you’ll definitely want to ride Slinky Dog Dash in Toy Story Land.
Not only is the attraction super cute, but it’s a fun and smooth ride. There are a lot of dips and twists. The views are spectacular. It’s also great for families, but may be a bit intense for little ones.
There is a height requirement of 38″ (97 cm) or taller.
This is a very popular ride at Hollywood Studios. It’s where most guests rope drop and sometimes the first Genie+ Lightning Lane selection that will be completely booked for the day.
If you don’t use the Lightning Lane with the purchase of Genie+, you can also choose to hop in the Standby Line.
Toy Story Mania!
Toy Story Mania! is a great ride for both kids and adults. Not only is the queue perfectly designed with so many awesome details, but the attraction itself is just an all-around good time.
You basically go around in a ride vehicle and play Toy Story-themed arcade games with help from a spring-action shooter, all while wearing 3D glasses.
Keep in mind the hard-to-hit targets are worth more points and you can also aim for secret targets to unleash “Easter eggs” that are worth even more points.
It’s fast-paced and not to be missed. The vehicles do spin as you go around to each game, but the spinning is very mild.
Toy Story Mania! has both a Standby Line and a Lightning Lane.
Alien Swirling Saucers
Alien Swirling Saucers can definitely cause motion sickness, so take that into account before jumping in a spaceship.
The ride vehicles spin around to futuristic tunes. Most likely, kids will love this. There is a 32″ (81 cm) height requirement.
It’s similar to Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree in Disney California Adventure, but not quite as smooth.
There is a Standby queue, along with a Lightning Lane for those using Genie+.
Characters (Temporarily Unavailable)
Toy Story Land has some fun and unforgettable character interactions. Currently, these meet and greets with are temporarily unavailable. But, Disney revealed they are returning. An official return date hasn’t been announced yet.
Which characters are coming back? Disney hasn’t stated, but we expect at least Woody and Buzz Lightyear. Sometimes Jessie makes appearances too.
If they all do return, Woody and Jessie will most likely meet next to Toy Story Mania! and Buzz should meet past the Toy Story Land entrance sign by Slinky Dog Dash.
Toy Story Land and Pixar Place don’t have many activities, but for anyone into pressed pennies, you’re in luck.
Coin Press Machine
You can find this coin press near Alien Swirling Saucers. You can either pay $1.00 for 1 themed-penny, or get 4 pressed pennies for $4.00.
Disney PhotoPass Photographer
You should be able to find a PhotoPass photographer in Toy Story Land.
Usually, you’ll see one at the main entrance of the land in front of the massive Woody standing next to the sign reading, “Toy Story Land”.
Sometimes you can also find a PhotoPass photographer in front of another Toy Story Land sign near the back of the land by the path that leads to Galaxy’s Edge.
Don’t forget to ask if they have any fun Magic Shots!
Remember: unless you have Memory Maker, Memory Maker Day One, or a PhotoPass entitlement with your Annual Pass, you will have to pay to download or print these photos.
The following aren’t official PhotoPass locations, but they make great photo spots.
In Pixar Place, there are Incredibles-themed walls that make for super fun pictures.
Near Woody’s Lunchbox, there is a giant Luxo Ball. You have to take your photo here at least once.
At the exit of Toy Story Mania, which also serves as the entrance to Jessie’s Trading Post, there are a range of walls to take photos in front of, including popsicle and checker board walls.
By Alien Swirling Saucers, there’s a giant Buzz Lightyear that you shouldn’t pass on taking photos by.
Before you get to the main entrance of Toy Story Land, there are restrooms on the left in Pixar Place. You can’t miss them.
There are also adorably themed restrooms in Toy Story Land across from Alien Swirling Saucers.
Animal Relief Area
You can find an open outdoor relief area for guests visiting with service animals right before you enter Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. It’s on the righthand side near the popsicle wall that’s for Cast Members only.
Toy Story Land & Pixar Place Checklist
What’s your favorite thing about Toy Story Land and Pixar Place at Hollywood Studios? Tell us in the comments!
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