After many years of anticipation, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Bob Chapek announced Toy Story Land will be open to the public summer 2018 at the D23 Expo this past weekend.
Similar to the Toy Story Land which opened in Hong Kong in 2011, this area will give guests the sensation of shrinking down to toy size and exploring Andy’s bedroom. It includes two new rides. First is Slinky Dog Dash will be a family coaster attraction where you’ll zip, dodge and dash around many turns and drops that Andy has created to really make Slinky and his coils stretch to his limits.
Second is Alien Swirling Saucers, will also be a new attraction at Toy Story Land. It’s designed as a toy play set that Andy got from Pizza Planet, inspired by the first “Toy Story” film. Aliens are flying all around in their saucers as they try to abduct you in your rocket with “the claw”. Toy Story Land will be opening in the Hollywood Studios section of Walt Disney World.
The highly-anticipated Toy Story Land is just one of several new projects under construction at the Orlando theme park. Star Wars Land is currently being built, and is expected to open in 2019.