I recently had the opportunity to attend an event in New York City announcing the upcoming opening of Toy Story Land in Disney’s Hollywood Studios and was also able to hear additional details about this amazing new toy-filled world at the 2018 Disney Social Media Moms Land & Sea Conference. To sum up how excited I am about this new addition to the Walt Disney World Resort it’s only appropriate that I quote the words of my favorite cowgirl Jessie and say “YEE-HAW!!” My kids have grown up right along with Andy and his Toy Story pals and the movies and beloved characters will forever have a place in their hearts and mine. We can’t wait to “fall with style” with all the gang when it opens this summer on June 30, 2018!
Guests in Toy Story Land will experience what it feels like to be the size of a toy as all of your favorite Toy Story characters, Woody, Buzz, Jessie, Aliens, Slinky Dog and Army Men spring to life in the larger-than-life setting of Andy’s backyard. You’ll be surrounded by giant building blocks, game board pieces, and so much more! Toy Story Land will stretch across eleven acres and include two new attractions; Slinky Dog Dash coaster and Alien Swirling Saucers as well as a new restaurant called Woody’s Lunchbox and an added third track to Toy Story Mania!
Toy Story Land will also be bringing back some toys of past generations. You’ll see Crayons, Rubik’s Cubes, Green Army Men, Cooties, and other toys that will give park Guests a feeling of nostalgia as they make their way through the Land. Here are a few fun facts about Toy Story Land:
– More than 400 blocks fill Andy’s backyard
– In Toy Story Land, Andy’s footprint is about 25 feet long, or the equivalent of a size 240 shoe
– You would need a backpack the size of a school bus to carry the Buzz and Woody figure that tower over Toy Story Land
– The weight of the SlinkyDog Dash track and support columns weighs almost as much as 125,000 gallons of milk
At both the New York City Toy Story Land event and the Disney Social Media Moms Conference, I had the chance to see the Slinky Dog Dash coaster car up close and meet my favorite cast of characters. I’m looking forward to “Hey Howdy Heading” to Toy Story Land this summer because, when it comes to magic, Disney Parks will always “Reach For The Sky!”
“And as the years go by
Our friendship will never die
You’re gonna see it’s our destiny
You’ve got a friend in me”
– Randy Newman
** I was invited to an event in NYC announcing the details of Toy Story Land and received a meal and themed gifts. I paid to attend the Disney Social Media Moms Conference and received a deeply discounted rate for accommodations at the Walt Disney World Resort and on Disney Cruise Line, Park Tickets, themed gifts, and most meals. All opinions are honest and my own**