Earlier today, Disney’s Hollywood Studios officially welcomed the very first guests to “Play Big” in Toy Story Land.
After months of anticipation, guests can now enjoy everything Toy Story Land has to offer – on a daily basis! They can step into the land and explore the fun that Woody, Jessie and many other “Toy Story” friends are having in Andy’s backyard. Guests can glide along with Slinky aboard Slinky Dog Dash, a family coaster Andy built from his Mega Coaster Play Kit that whisks guests high above and around a scattering of Andy’s favorite toys – including Wheezy and Rex. Families can take a spin on Alien Swirling Saucers, play their way through Toy Story Mania!, or stop to enjoy tasty snacks – like Raspberry Lunchbox Tarts and S’mores French Toast Sandwiches – at Woody’s Lunch Box. Just walking through the land, guests can marvel at the land’s collection of toys, enjoy awe-inspiring drum sequences by the Green Army Drum Corps, or play “Sarge Says” with Sarge and his Green Army Patrol. And of course, Woody, Buzz and Jessie will greet guests throughout Toy Story Land on a daily basis.
Toy Story Land is the largest expansion yet in the history of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, an achievement that required the creative talents of a skilled project team made up of Imagineers, cast members and Pixar partners that together took this project to completion.
Toy Story Land was officially dedicated on Friday, June 29, in a special star-studded and toy-filled celebration. Bob Chapek, Chairman, Disney Parks Experiences and Consumer Products, led the ceremony and shared his excitement for a land he calls unforgettable.
“With this new land, we’re taking what we do best – creating magical experiences – and combining them with the heart, the humor, and the adventure of ‘Toy Story.’” Bob said. “We’ve created an unbelievable place where you will magically transform to the size of a toy, and experience new adventures for the whole family. With new attractions, including the one-of-a-kind Slinky Dog Dash and Alien Swirling Saucers, you’re in store for an experience that you will never forget.”
Actor Tim Allen, who has voiced Buzz Lightyear since the first “Toy Story” film debuted in 1995, also made a special appearance and thanked Disney for bringing such a meaningful film and its characters to life at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Want to watch the dedication ceremony in its entirety? Check out the replay above. You can also join in on the conversation online on Twitter with the hashtag #ToyStoryLand.
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