State Of the Studios Toy Story Land Grand Opening Edition

Guests making their way to the newly opened Toy Story Land attraction will find numerous directional signs and are officially   greeted at the main Land entrance by a giant talking Woody figure. Throughout this attraction, imagineers have tastefully used Andy’s tinker toy pieces to support speakers and lighting, with an extremely colorful night time lighting design awaiting visitors.

Those favorite green army men are present in life size statues poised to look for Woody’s return while helping to string lights and snatching a quick snack from his lunch box.  A huge Jesse figure assisted by Rex the Dinosaur balancing on top of stacked jengo blocks together is around the Slinky Dog Dash coaster. Meanwhile, live action green army men characters delight guests with a mini drum line procession as well as entertain small guests with boot camp play time activities.

With the former facade removed and a brand new entrance, Toy Story Mania attraction has riders begin their cue entrance with a life size placard of Woody’s friends aboard a Mania gallery vehicle. A fresh new look to the cue includes a giant Peter Pan View Master slide and the signature Mr Potato Head boardwalk barker . Guest riding the original tracks will find themselves exiting back into the Land through the original Fast Pass cue hallways.

For quick dining, guests can walk up to Woody’s Lunch Box. The menu selection includes a BBQ brisket melt, grilled 3 cheese sandwich, or even a Monte Cristo sandwich. The dining offers limited seating and minimal shade, so diners may want to enjoy their meals early in the day or near sunset to avoid the summer’s heat.

Guests of all ages will enjoy the Alien Swirling Saucers attraction which features a giant Buzz Lightyear at the entrance. This ride’s cue includes colorful Star Command themed wall murals with shorter wait times than the Slinky Dog Dash Coaster. Also, the Aliens offer a photo op featuring Photo Pass in front of the attraction. Likewise, guests will thrill on the new Slinky Dog Dash Coaster which is visible from throughout the Land. The cue has limited shade so guests will want to grab their Fast Pass early. This attraction’s night time lighting is particularly colorful and festive.

Toy Story Land merchandise is awaiting shoppers at two stands with structures that are uniquely designed after the Fisher Price family camper toy. More merchandise in the Park at dedicated displays is available at In Character located in the Animation Courtyard, at Beverly Sunset Boutique, and inside Mickey’s of Hollywood. Watch for a more comprehensive report on all the Toy Story Land merchandise coming soon inside Hollywood Studios HQ.

The force will be with you always!

John Capos

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