Schedule a few Fastpasses, grab your camera, and dash over to Toy Story Land! With its grand opening in the summer of 2018, Toy Story Land appeals to younger guests who might be discovering the “Toy Story” animated films for the first time, as well as older guests who love the thrill of new attractions and amazing theming. Toy Story Land is more than the headliner coaster attraction and the gigantic Woody leaning on the Toy Story Land entrance sign. Make sure to experience all the fun that Toy Story Land has to offer, including the items that are now my favorite parts of this new land.
1. Andy’s Backyard
Take a trip back to your childhood as you walk through Toy Story Land and into a world of nostalgia. The Disney Imagineers have created this land inside of Andy’s backyard, complete with Lego garbage cans, Tinker Toy structures, Jenga blocks, dominos, gigantic pencils, dice, and alphabet blocks. Challenge your fellow party members to see how many toys you can find! Keep in mind that Andy’s backyard is wide open with little shade, so sunblock and sunglasses are a must.
2. Amazing Attractions
You don’t have to go far to experience three fantastic attractions in Hollywood Studios. Spin around to groovy music on a toy rocket on Alien Swirling Saucers, and then climb on Slinky Dog Dash for a wild ride filled with drops and crazy curves while checking out a cool view of Toy Story Land. A perennial favorite, Toy Story Mania challenges your carnival skills inside a larger-than-life version of Andy’s room.
3. Men in Green
The Green Army Men aren’t new to Hollywood Studios, but they have a new entertainment lineup in Toy Story Land. Keep an eye and ear out for live Green Army Men patrolling around and performing in a drum ensemble. They’re on a mission to play some games too and might just recruit you to join in the fun.
4. Woody’s Lunch Box
Ready to refuel before checking out more Toy Story Land fun? There’s no need to walk all over the park; just order a meal at Woody’s Lunch Box. With kid-friendly, classic American options that have a tasty twist, this spot is very convenient. Try the Lunch Box Tart or a grilled three-cheese sandwich, and top it off with an ice cream float. Take advantage of the mobile ordering options as this eatery is very popular. Grab a Babybel cheese-shaped seat under one of the cute umbrella tables and relax before your next adventure.
5. Say Cheese
I love all of the awesome photo opportunities in Toy Story Land. Who doesn’t want to pose with the larger-than-life Woody figure at the entrance or the impressive Buzz Lightyear by the Alien Swirling Saucers attraction! Don’t forget to strike a pose at the checkers wall, or the cute popsicle stick wall too!
6. Looking for the Sheep
Even Little Bo Peep makes an appearance in Toy Story Land! Look for her in a board game as you’re waiting in line for the popular Toy Story Mania attraction, and see if you can help her find missing sheep.
7. Popular Souvenirs
Remember the Fisher Price Play Family Camper and your favorite dump truck? Both have been turned into cute souvenir kiosks, perfectly themed for this land of toys. Fun keepsakes like a Slinky Dog headband and a Buzz Lightyear bubble blower are for sale, along the Light Up Slinky Dog Toy and the classic bucket of green army soldiers. Don’t forget to pick up a collectible pin or two as well! Additional Toy Story merchandise is available in the rest of the park.
8. Under the Lights
Toy Story Land is a great place to play during the day, but it’s even more fun at night. Festive Christmas bulb lights transform the area into a magical place, and the Slinky Dog Dash attraction glows colorfully as it zips around the track.