Let’s be real, Toy Story is the greatest animated film of all time. Facts are fact, people. So understandably when Disney first dropped the news of a US Toy Story Land back in 2015, kids and grownup alike just about lost their damn minds.
And after what feels like a lifetime, Toy Story Land finally opened its doors at Walt Disney World, Florida over the weekend.
In Toy Story Land, Woody, Buzz, Jessie, Slinky and other members of the gang are brought to life in the outdoor setting of Andy’s backyard. An entire world of toys make up the space, including giant building blocks, toys, board-game pieces, dominoes, scrabble tiles and even a giant roller coaster set.
“With set pieces, staging, attractions and experiences, Toy Story Land represents the best of Walt Disney Imagineering’s collaboration with our storytelling partners at Pixar Animation Studios,” said Bob Chapek, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products. “This new land will place guests inside the wondrous world of Woody, Buzz and their pals – and invite everyone to experience the joy of being a toy.”
Upon arrival, guests are greeted by an enormous nearly-20-feet-tall Sheriff Woody, tipping his cowboy hat to guests while holding onto his trusty lasso.
And once inside, there’s heaps to do. Take a ride on the brand new Slinky Dog Dash roller coaster, take off on the Alien Swirling Saucers ride, or have a crack at the virtual Toy Story Mania experience.
It’s open now! What are you waiting for? Grab your moving buddy and get yourself to Toy Story Land. And read about Disney’s upcoming Star Wars Land, while you’re at it.
How To Get There
- Fly into Dallas
- Catch a connecting OneWorld Partner flight to Florida
- Drive 70km (50 minutes)
- Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, Florida
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