The toys are back! It’s only a matter of weeks until Toy Story Land opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World on June 30, and we’re starting a countdown leading up to the ultimate playtime of our lives.
What exactly will it look like when you “shrink” to the size of a toy and hang out with your favorite Toy Story buddies—including Woody, Jessie, Buzz, and more—in Andy’s backyard at Toy Story Land?
To give you an idea, we’ve compiled everything we know so far about Toy Story Land, from behind-the-scenes shots of Imagineers building the mini model, to a first look at the construction site at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, to videos of the attractions that were just released today on Disney Parks Blog. Everything looks picture perfect! Take a peek:
And now, let’s see the Imagineers’ progress on making this marvelous model come to life:
Slinky Dog looks right at home on the Slinky Dog Dash, a roller coaster Andy has assembled from his Mega Coaster Play Kit. Here’s a sneak peek of the ride in action:
There are even more friends to meet! We’re so excited to get serenaded by our toy penguin pal Wheezy, who you can spot while riding Slinky Dog Dash:
Watch the Imagineers work their magic to bring Wheezy to life:
On the attraction, Wheezy will be singing “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” accompanied by Mike (the tape recorder) and Mr. Spell with commentary that he “texts.” Sounds like a party!
Alien Swirling Saucers
We’re also pretty excited to spin in the Alien Swirling Saucers from underneath “The Claw,” all while hearing the sounds of familiar music that has been updated to sound more electronic and, well, space-like! You can join the Aliens as they fly past toy planets, space stations, and decor inspired by pizza. We love all things pizza, so we’re in.
Toy Story Mania
There are a variety of fast-paced games that are part of the new carnival game box experience coming to Toy Story Mania! You’ll be throwing everything from imaginary baseballs to cream pies at 3D objects in these games, so we hope you have good aim.
While you’re exploring the sights and sounds of Toy Story Land, you’ll most likely run into your favorite characters, including Sarge and the Green Army Man Drum Corps, who will be marching through the Park several times a day.
Woody’s Lunch Box
And we’re definitely making a pit stop at Woody’s Lunch Box for some tasty meals and old-fashioned soda floats.
If you recall that exciting moment when you first saw the concept art for Toy Story Land, we must say it looks even more incredible now that it’s coming together in real life!
Last but not least, check out some of the awesome Toy Story merch that you can take home as a souvenir:
Definitely wearing this Slinky Dog headband all day at the Park, on the way home, and to sleep.
This adorable Alien headband will be chosen as our next souvenir.
We’re speechless! We can’t wait to see all our favorite Disney•Pixar characters come to life when Toy Story Land debuts June 30, 2018 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World! What are you looking forward to experiencing the most?