Love Toy Story? Wanna FEEL like a toy and meet Woody and the Gang? How about a NEW Coaster? Take a Look…
Hi again, today I thought we would switch gears for a few and talk Walt Disney World. But don’t worry – plenty of Cruise info to come! As many of you probably know, Disney opened up a NEW land last summer at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Toy Story Land! It’s a stink’in cute area, jam packed with toys, colors, characters and 2 NEW rides.
Look and Feel:
I recently revisited this area and I just love all the action and best part, you are not a kid in TSL (Toy Story Land) – you are a TOY!! Everything is scaled to make you feel like a toy, like you too have “Andy” on the bottom of your shoe. Giant Pixar Ball, Giant Box of Crayons, Building Blocks, Army Men, Links, Cooties, Dice, Jenga, Wooden Letters, and lots more.
The more you look, the more you see. Even look at the road (ground) you are walking on…see anything? The whole area is decorated like Andy’s fort of toys, spilling out to play with, trip on and enjoy…like a child would. Christmas Lights are strung around the land, which is an excellent touch, as you can image the toys coming alive at night and using the lights to travel across the land.
NEW Rides and Dining Location:
Toy Story Land has 3 rides; 2 of which are NEW and 1 Dining Location. The 2 new rides are very well themed. Slinky Dog Dash is a coaster (see the videos) and Aliens Swirling Saucers is just like Disneyland’s Mater’s Junk Yard Jamboree (which my kids LOVE). Its a rotating, swirling ride where your “Alien Ship” kinda dances around the track while it spins as you turn a corner. The third is the ever so popular Toy Story Mania. All 3 can be fastpassed (only 1 at a time), but Slinky Dog is clearly the crowd favorite at the moment (hello its a NEW coaster).
AND incase that wasn’t enough…you can meet all sorts of characters which you will find, both walking around and meeting guests (or other toys) in their meeting locations. So Buzz, Jessie, Woody and NEW is Bo Peep. I witnessed a group of kids interacting with Buzz pressing all his buttons and adjusting his “modes” – Spanish mode was my favorite 😉 And don’t forget to look at the restroom – super cute. It reminds me of the theming around Disneyland’s It’s A Bugs Land – the bathroom was so well fitting for the area, it blended right it. At TSL, even the “girls” or “boys” signs fits in with the land. Bravo Disney! I love walking around TSL and looking and finding new things I didn’t see before. AND I love being a TOY!
I am looking forward to returning to TSL this winter as my family tackles Galaxy’s Edge, I know we will need our Toy Story fix, especially as Toy Story 4 is about ready to premiere. I saw a lengthy preview and I liked what I saw. “Forky” is the NEW hit character, can’t wait.
So…stay tuned for more on TSL and Walt Disney World in general as I have LOTS to share. And if you are looking to book a trip to WDW and are looking for some expert help – I am a Travel Agent specializing in Disney and would love to book you a Magical Vacation, complete with my FREE services and ALL my expert tips/advice.
Mahalo for reading and following my BLOG – Nina