Be ready to step back in time, and reminisce about your childhood.
Everything is large scale, which makes it like you are a toy, inside Toy Story Land.
There is no better way to be greeted into Toy Story Land, than by Woody!! He is right there speaking messages to all visitors as they enter through the one entrance available right now.
Photo opportunity with the Toy Story Land sign is available, as is the meet & greet with Buzz.
Tinker Toys encompass all of Toy Story Land. As you walk in, you see the beginning half of Slinky Dog Dash roller coaster ride, with Jessie and Rex atop blocks and Jenga, holding Christmas lights.
Across from Slinky Dog Dash is the new entrance to Toy Story Mania, and the Woody/Jessie character meet & greet.
Green Army Men walk around for photo opportunities, and they also have a Team Work drum performance which happens several times throughout the day.
Disney creativity does not disappoint.
Popsicle sticks and dominos make benches.
Babybel snack cheese packages make up seats at Woody’s Lunch Box, and even a Cootie bug body.
A Fisher Price camper is a souvenir cart.
Blocks and Scrabble pieces to make up the restroom sign.
Books and game boxes are part of the landscape.
Walking through, there are larger than life sneaker foot prints.
Don’t miss the photo wall that will eventually be the walkway from Toy Story Land to Star Wars Land.
Alien Swirling Saucers
I have to be honest, I did not have high hopes for this ride. But I must say, it’s a lot more fun than it looks. We were belly roll laughing. You swirl through the three spinning circles on the ground, when your cart hooks into another spinning circle as you pass by. Then you swing around, and riders in the same car are pushed against each other. We had fun trying to find one another in other cars.
Slinky Dog Dash
Love it!! The rider que is super cute with Andy’s drawing of your journey through Slinky Dog Dash.
You accelerate out of the gate, not anywhere near as quick as Aerosmith, but you head right up and around Jessie and Rex. After finishing the first half of the coaster, you actually stop, and get “shot out” again, up and down a hill, then over elevated small hills. When you come to the end, you are greeted by Wheezy, who sings to you. I think this was my favorite part. It’s the little details that make up the experience.
Jojo wanted to try the “Totchos,” so we did. I would have loved to try to BBQ Brisket Melt, but we just weren’t hungry enough to even share it. It looked delicious. We did also try the Raspberry and the Chocolate-Hazelnut Lunch Box Tart.
The “Totchos” are potato barrels (tater tots), topped with chili and cheese. This was a hit.
The lunch box tarts are like homemade pop tarts filled with either raspberry or chocolate-hazelnut. Raspberry is coated with strawberry fondant and crispy pearls. The chocolate-hazelnut has maple fondant and candied bacon. YUM!!
We endured two very sweaty, steamy days in Hollywood Studios to be able to share our thoughts with you about the new Toy Story Land.
Lines were not that bad considering Slinky Dog Dash had a 270 minute wait over opening weekend.
For an adult, it is like stepping back in time. I suppose it is the same for teenagers, with some of the toys. It’s meant to bring us back, and remember life as a child. Just enjoy, and take it all in. We sure did. We look forward to heading back when we get some relief from Florida summer heat.
If you have visited Toy Story Land, we would love to hear about it.
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