Toy Story Land opening June 30, 2018! Here’s everything we know.

(Article last updated: June 20, 2018)

Toy Story Land is a brand new area of Hollywood Studios that is opening June 30, 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 summer 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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Here's what we know...

What we know so far

Toy Story Land opening date: June 30, 2018

The wait is over as we now know that Toy Story Land to open at Walt Disney World resort this summer on June 30, 2018.

From the Disney Parks Blog:

"When it opens, guests visiting Toy Story Land will “shrink” to the size of a toy and join in on the fun Woody, Jessie, Buzz, and Andy’s other beloved toys are having in Andy’s backyard. Here, guests can take a ride on Slinky Dog Dash, a roller coaster Andy has assembled from his Mega Coaster Play Kit and topped off with Slinky and Jessie."

Toy Story Land Opening Date

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).

The height requirement for Slinky Dog Dash will be 38" and it is a Tier 1 attraction.

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 height requirement for Alien Swirling Saucers will be 32" and it is a Tier 1 attraction.

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. Like the other 2 attractions, Toy Story Mania will be Tier 1.

Toy Story Land

How to tour the new Toy Story Land

As you can imagine, the addition of this new land is going to add some challenges for touring Hollywood Studios.

To help you maximize your day at the park, we have put together touring plans that include all of the attractions in Toy Story Land.

Hollywood Studios touring plans (including the new Toy Story Land attractions)

Hollywood Studios touring plans map

Toy Story Land dining

Woody's Lunch Box - a new quick service location (service will be from a walk-up window) will make it's debut with the opening of Toy Story Land. Food will consist of "tasty meals and old-fashioned floats".

Check out the menu.

Toy Story Land news and updates

June 2018

Toy Story Land at night

Disney is known for their details - and not just the details that are apparent while the sun shines.

Check out the magic that comes out when the sun goes down.

Final touches

T-minus just a few weeks. Work on the final details are underway. Just like building a house, the frame is important but it's the details that really make it all come together.

Like any big project, Disney had a ton of different disciplines all working together to bring this land to life.

Read more about the progress on the Disney Parks Blog.

May 2018

Let's take a ride on Slinky Dog!

We got a sneak peak today of probably the most highly anticipated attraction coming to Toy Story Land: Slinky Dog Dash.

Who doesn't love merchandise?

If you're looking for something super cute then you'll want to check out the new merchandise that will be available when Toy Story Land opens.

Look at those Slinky Dog Ears!

Slinky Dog Ears

Toy Story is the perfect inspiration for all sorts of cute things and they are sure to be super popular!

You can find information on other great new merchandise coming on the Disney Parks Blog.

First look at Alien Swirling Saucers

More and more final details are coming out. Today we got a sneak peak at the new attraction Alien Swirling Saucers. The colors are super bright and fun, and those green aliens are adorable!

Alien Swirling Saucers installed

Read more about it on the Disney Parks Blog.

Wheezy is alive!

Imagineers are putting the final touches on the Wheezy. You can check him out in his new location and see what all went into making himin the video below.

Read more on the Disney Parks Blog.

April 2018

FastPass+ for Toy Story Land now open

Just announced: FastPass+ reservations for Toy Story Land attractions is now open.

Much like Pandora at Animal Kingdom, guests will be allowed to select a FastPass+ reservation for 1 Toy Story Land attraction at a time. The additional 2 FastPass+ reservations can be selected from the remaining attractions at Hollywood Studios.

In addition to the opening of FastPass+ reservations, guests will also be able to enjoy Hollywood Studios longer each day as Disney has confirmed park hours will be from 8 am - 10:30 pm for a limited time. Daily morning Extra Magic Hours and a return of weekly evening Extra Magic Hours are also scheduled for a limited time.

Toy Story Land Characters Woody Buzz and Jessie

Read more on the Disney Parks Blog

Rumors of new FastPass+ tiers for Hollywood Studios

It may come as no surprise that guests may soon see new FastPass+ tiers at Hollywood Studios after the opening of Toy Story Land. Currently, Club Level Guests that opt to purchase additional FastPasses are reporting that for dates after June 30th they are seeing some shifts in what is considered Tier 1 and Tier 2 attractions at Hollywood Studios.

It is important to note that this is only a rumor at this time, but according to Blog Mickey this is what people are seeing:

Tier 1 (guests will be allowed to select just 1 from this list):

  • Alien Swirling Saucers (new Toy Story Land attraction)
  • Slinky Dog Dash (new Toy Story Land attraction)
  • Toy Story Midway Mania

Tier 2 (guests will be allowed to select 2 from this list):

  • Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage (current Tier 1 attraction)
  • Disney Junior Live on Stage
  • Fantasmic! (current Tier 1 attraction)
  • For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
  • Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
  • Muppet*Vision 3D
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster (current Tier 1 attraction)
  • Star Tours
  • Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  • Voyage of the Little Mermaid

Full menu for Woody's Lunchbox is now available

The menu for Woody's Lunchbox has been released and it looks like Hollywood Studios will be getting some delicious sandwich options.

Building on the childhood nostalgia that Toy Story inspires, Woody's Lunch Box will dish up "sandwiches and sides that blend classic flavor combinations with a modern twist, plus nostalgic soda floats and specialty beverages."

Items like the S'more French Toast Breakfast Sandwich, Monte Cristo with Raspberry Jam, and Totchos (tater tots/potato barrels, corn chips, chili, and cheese) plus several other fun options are all on the menu!

Woodys Lunchbox S’more French Toast Breakfast Sandwich

Read more on the Disney Parks Blog

Sheriff Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl character meet coming to Toy Story Land

Woodie, Buzz, and Jessie will all be meeting guests in the new Toy Story land. No specifics about when and where the meets will happen, but with the popularity of this new land we expect it to be on a very regular basis.

Toy Story Land Characters Woody Buzz and Jessie

Read more on the Disney Parks Blog.

March 2018

More and more details are being added during these final months before the big June 30 opening of Toy Story Land. Wheezy is the latest addition to the group of toys, which already features Jessie, Rex, and Slinky Dog.

Wheezy in toy story land

Read more about it in the Disney Parks Blog.

February 2018

We have an opening date for the new Toy Story Land at Hollywood Studios: June 30, 2018

The long-awaited opening date for the new Toy Story Land has been revealed (along with a few more details for the rest of the area).

Read more on the Disney Parks Blog.

First look at the Alien Swirling Saucers

Some new artwork on the new Alien Swirling Saucers attraction has been released - along with some reassurance that the name Hollywood Studios would not be changing.

Alien Swirling Saucers Toy Story Land

Read more about it on the Disney Parks Blog.

November 2017

Details taking shape

Some familiar faces are being placed in the middle of the action at Toy Story Land.

Read more on the Disney Parks Blog

October 2017

Quick Service name revealed

We now now the name and some details of one of the places you'll be able to dine when the new Toy Story Land opens. Woody's Lunch Box will be a quick service location although it looks like there will only be seating outdoors. As for the menu, right now all we know is that they will serve "tasty meals and old-fashioned soda floats."

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.

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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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