***Official*** Toy Story Land Information Thread

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  1. rteetz

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    Welcome to the Toy Story Land information thread!

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    Toy Story Land is now open!


    This thread will be all about the new Hollywood Studios land and its features such as dining, attractions, FP+ reservations, and much more!

    Looking for reviews? Keep scrolling down, we have reviews of rope drop, extra magic hours, and more!


    An overview of the land – This 11-acre expansion of Disney’s Hollywood Studios shrinks guests down to the size of a toy and lets them explore Andy’s backyard which has been scattered with characters and toys from the Toy Story films. Toy Story Land opened June 30th and adds two new attractions to the line up at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

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    “Imagine your family and friends shrinking down to the size of a toy alongside Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie and the rest of your Toy Story pals—all in the so-much-larger-than-life setting of Andy’s backyard.

    It’s gonna to be the rootin’-est, tootin’-est time ever, one you’re invited to discover this summer in an all-new land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

    This is your chance to be surrounded by giant building blocks and board games that Andy’s rigged up into a playground straight out of his vivid imagination—where kids and grown-ups alike can play with new attractions, fan-favorite experiences and other Toy Story adventures.

    So buckle up your space ranger utility belt, set your lasers for big fun with some of your best pals… and get ready for the biggest play date of all time!”


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    History of Toy Story Land

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    Play Land first debuted in 2010 at Walt Disney Studios park at the Disneyland Paris resort. Hong Kong Disneyland received a copy of this land in 2011. The two original lands were additions to parks that needed more for younger children to do. It also was severely criticized for its "cheapness". Shanghai Disneyland has a similar Toy Story Land to the first two and opened in April 2018 however that land also has Woody's Roundup a version of Mater's Junkyard Jamboree and Alien Swirling Saucers. The Disney’s Hollywood Studios version is similar in theming however features distinctly different attractions from the previous iterations. The goal of the land is to shrink guests down to the size of a toy and make them feel as if they are inside the films of Toy Story. Toy Story Land at Hollywood Studios was first announced at D23 Expo in 2015 and comes in at about 11 acres in size. Construction on the new land began in April 2016 alongside construction for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.


    Attractions in Toy Story Land

    Slinky Dog Dash (SDD) – In Slinky Dog Dash, Andy has assembled his roller coaster kit for maximum family fun. Tracks and supports in bright colors of red, orange, yellow and blue are put together according to Andy’s hand-drawn plans, with Rex and Jessie lending a hand. And to complete his creation, Andy picked up everyone’s favorite floppy-eared dachshund with a strrrrretch-ing slinky coil belly and dropped it on to the coaster track. Get ready to ride inside Slinky Dog’s coils! Slinky Dog Dash is inspired bythe delightful pooch spinoff of Slinky, the 1950s American toy classic. Riders of all ages will delight as Slinky Dog bends and twists his coils around curves, hills, bridges and drops in the Slinky-est coaster ever. Riders will zip around and above Toy Story Land, serving up panoramic views of all that the new land has to offer. Andy’s colorful creation will stretch Slinky Dog and his coils to the max – from his head to his upturned tail – and be fun for the entire family. (From WDWMagic)

    Height Requirement - 38"
    Fastpass+ - Yes, Tier 1

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    Alien Swirling Saucers (AS2 or Aliens) – board a toy rocket and hang on tight as the Aliens take you on a spin through space! This attraction is a rethemed version of Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree in Disney California Adventure. “Inside a play set that Andy won at Pizza Planet, the Aliens have powered up their flying saucers—and they’re ready to spin you on a wild ride into space! Hold on for some wild fun as your toy rocket takes off, all while electronic space music provides an intergalactic soundtrack.”

    Height Requirement - 32"
    Fastpass+ - Yes, Tier 1

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    Toy Story Mania – Ride and blast moving targets at this midway-style, 4D shooting game starring Toy Story characters! FP+ is available and guests of any height may ride. This attraction has existed since 2008 but as part of the new land the entrance has moved to Toy Story Land and can no longer be accessed from Pixar Place in Hollywood Studios.

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    From @emilymad -
    Update with Date Change! FastPasses Will Be Temporarily Unavailable for Toy Story Mania Beginning This April

    http://blogmickey.com/2018/02/toy-story-mania-standby-april-may-due-toy-story-land-work/


    PHOTOS: New Reworked Toy Story Mania Queue Debuts

    Height Requirement - None
    Fastpass+ - Yes, Tier 1

    Extra Magic Hours

    Disney has added Extra Magic Hours to Hollywood Studios during the month of July. Every day in July DHS will have morning Extra Magic Hours from 7AM-8AM. Every Friday DHS will have evening Extra Magic Hours from 10PM to 12AM. Regular hours every day in July will be 8AM to 10PM. Extra Magic Hours for Hollywood Studios have been extended into August until the 25th.

    Annual Passholder and DVC access

    "Annual Passholders can Enjoy Exclusive Access to Toy Story Land on Select Dates This September!
    Gold, Platinum, Platinum Plus and Premier Passholders: Take advantage of an incredible opportunity for some rootin’ tootin’ fun during Passholder Play Time!


    Attendees will get exclusive access to 2 new attractions and one favorite at Toy Story Land—including Slinky Dog Dash, Alien Swirling Saucers and Toy Story Mania! Plus, hungry Passholders can chow down on tasty vittles available for purchase at Woody’s Lunch Box.

    Join us on select dates and times in September at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

    Be Sure to Register!
    Advance registration is required—so be on the lookout for an event invitation with registration details in your email. If an eligible Passholder would like to register a Guest to accompany them, that Guest must also have a valid Gold, Platinum, Platinum Plus or Premier annual pass, be listed on your Family & Friends list and have opted to share “All My Plans” with you. Event capacity is limited and is subject to availability.


    Please Note:
    Gold, Platinum, Platinum Plus and Premier Passholders must pre-register by making an online reservation for ONE event. There is no additional charge for this event. Valid annual pass and photo ID required at check-in. Activities and attractions are subject to change without notice."


    Disney Vacation Club Members will also be invited to enjoy their own exclusive experiences in Toy Story Land, including Moonlight Magic events, in September and October. (Orlando Theme Park News)

    Disney Early Morning Magic Now Available for Toy Story Land!

    Play Big at Toy Story Land Before the Park Opens With Disney Early Morning Magic

    Toys within the land


    Rex - statue
    Jessie - both meetable and statue
    Green Army Men and Women - special marches throughout the land
    Buzz - statue and meetable
    Woody - Statue and meetable
    Green Aliens - part of Alien Swirling Saucers
    Wheezy - Animatronic form

    Guests will be able to meet Buzz, Woody, and Jessie inside the land!

    Entertainment

    In addition to experiencing attractions in Toy Story Land, guests can also be entertained by the Sarge and the Green Army Man Drum Corps, who will march through the land several times a day and stop to play “Sarge Says” with guests, and other games with a larger-than-life Pixar ball and crayons. Guests also have the option to join in on their interactive boot camp to see if they have what it takes to become an official recruit in Andy’s Backyard. (from Disney Parks Blog)

    Opening day at Toy Story Land! June 30th, 2018



    Hollywood Studios will be open from 8AM-11PM on opening day.

    Disney opened Hollywood Studios 2 HOURS ahead of schedule (6AM) and wait times for Slinky Dog Dash approached 300 minutes. The line for the coaster stretched to the Chinese Theater which is well outside the land. Just after 10AM wait times we roughly 270 minutes for Slinky Dog Dash and 120 minutes for Alien Swirling Saucers. Compared to 180 minutes at Flight of Passage at Animal Kingdom.

    As of 10:15AM the line to get into Toy Story Land is at the ABC Commissary.

    Later in the evening the land cleared out a bit and there was no line to enter the land.
     
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    Fastpass+ information


    Disney’s Hollywood Studios does have a tiered Fastpass system. Currently Toy Story Mania is in tier one. We do not know at this time where the two new Toy Story Land attractions will end up.

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    Fastpass+ allows Disney guests to book their Fastpasses in advance of their visit. Guests staying at Disney Resort Hotels and select non-Disney hotels are allowed to book their Fastpasses 60 days in advance. Everyone else is allowed to book 30 days in advance. If you are unable to obtain your desired Fastpass at 60 or 30 days in advance don't fret, keep checking as one could become available at anytime.

    ALL THREE TOY STORY LAND ATTRACTIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE AS TIER 1 FASTPASSES.

    This means guests can only choose 1 of the Toy Story Land attractions and then 2 attractions in other areas of the park. All current tier 1 Fastpasses will become tier 2 when Toy Story Land opens and only Toy Story Land attractions will be in tier 1.

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    Slinky Dog Dash - FP+ is available as Tier 1
    Rider Swap Available



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    Alien Swirling Saucers - FP+ is available as Tier 1
    Rider Swap Available



    Toy Story Mania – FP+ is available Tier 1
    Rider Swap Available


    Toy Story Mania does not have any height requirements.


    Update with Date Change! FastPasses Will Be Temporarily Unavailable for Toy Story Mania Beginning This April

    PHOTOS: New Reworked Toy Story Mania Queue Debuts


    Rider Swap information


    Link to Fastpass+ FAQ

    https://www.disboards.com/threads/fastpass-frequently-asked-questions.3491680/




     
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    Woody’s Lunchbox – Andy’s Lunchbox and Thermos have been left in Andy’s backyard to create a walk up quick service window that will serve up tasty meals and old fashioned soda floats. Andy’s Lunchbox is surrounded by some of Andy’s toys and lunch items.

    Woody's Lunchbox will be open all day long (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)! Expect classic American fare, old fashioned soda floats, and Toy Story themed items.


    Cast on 'The Chew' Tastes Woody's Lunch Box Menu Items

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    Full menu and pricing

    https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2018/04/whats-in-woodys-lunch-box/


    Entrees
    BBQ Brisket Melt – $12.99

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    Monte Cristo – $11.49
    Smoked Turkey Sandwich – $9.99
    Grilled Three-Cheese Sandwich – $8.99

    Totchos – $8.99

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    Kids Meals
    Turkey Sandwich – $6.79
    Grilled Cheese – $5.99

    Desserts
    Raspberry Lunchbox Tart – $3.29
    Chocolate Hazelnut Lunch Box Tart – $3.29

    Alcoholic Beverages
    Grown-Ups Lemonade – $9.50
    Bud Light – $6.75
    Blue Moon – $7.25

    Beverages
    Fountain Beverage – $3.29
    Fountain Beverage with Souvenir Alien Sipper – $14.99
    Mystic Portal Punch – $4.49
    Mystic Portal Punch with Souvenir Alien Sipper – $16.19
    Ice Cream Float with Root Beer – $4.99

    Cold Brew Joffrey’s Coffee – $3.79
    Mikey Milk – $1.99

    Breakfast

    S’more French Toast Breakfast Sandwich – Oozy goodness in a chocolate ganache- and marshmallow-stuffed French toast topped with graham cracker crumbles. Inspired by the classic American campfire treat.

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    Smoked Turkey, Eggs, Swiss, Peppers, and Onions on Sourdough – The perfect hand-held stack of breakfast goodness.

    Breakfast Bowl – The green army men line up for this hearty bowl of potato barrels, brisket-country gravy, and scrambled eggs.

    (From BlogMickey)

    REVIEW: Woody’s Lunch Box Rounds-Up Breakfast in Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
     
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    I think there is a typo for the date of Shanghai ....
    “ Shanghai Disneyland has a similar Toy Story Land to the first two and opened in April 2018.”
     
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    I am thinking ahead. Presumably once TSL in DHS opens Shanghai's would have already been opened. ;)
     
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    Thanks, Ryan!! Once again, excellent job!
     
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    Hoping this will be open for my October trip. The one in Paris is cute, though it's a shame they didn't clone the RC Racer ride!
     
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    It should be. Expect a summer opening.
     
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    Thanks for starting this!
     
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    So excited!
    Do we know if there will be a play area similar to Honey I Shrunk the Kids?
     
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    There will be no play area like that.
     
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    Thank you for setting this up @rteetz I hope we hear some more information next week!
     
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    Me too!
     
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    So it seems a certainty that Slinky Dog will be Tier 1, and I'd imagine very unlikely the Saucers would be Tier 1. That would result in 6 Tier 1 attractions, which seems excessive. I'd imagine they would move Beauty & Beast to Tier 2. It would even seem possible to up the daily allotment to 2 Tier 1's. Then of course there is Star Wars next year likely resulting in some kind of change unless by then they are selling more and more FPs to the point that is really the only way to get them.
     

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