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D23 Expo Will Announce Toy Story Land Opening Date for Walt Disney World

There was definitely an exciting announcement about Toy Story Land made today.  Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, announced today that that Disney will release the opening date for Toy Story Land at the D23 expo.  The expo is scheduled for July 14th through 16th, and we can’t wait!  Toy Story Land was announced in 2015 as a new themed land based on the Toy Story universe to be build within Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World.  Development began in April of 2016 over a space that will take up around 11 acres within the park.

The new land will feature 2 brand new, themed attractions as well.  One of the attractions will be a coaster themed after Slinky Dog.  The story that Disney created around the attraction is that Andy had a coaster building kit that he used to build a coaster and then put Slinky Dog on it.  The second attraction is an attraction themed after the aliens from the movie.  The attraction will have guests rotating on toy planets while the aliens try to capture your rocket toy vehicle with “the claw”.  Both of these attractions sound like a lot of fun and will add great family-friendly activities to the park.  Of course Toy Story Midway Mania will also still be within the land as a third attraction option.

Who can’t wait for Toy Story Land?  Based on the hype for the opening of Pandora – The World of Avatar, I think it is safe to say that Toy Story Land is also going to bring in tons of happy, excited crowds to see it!

When do you think the opening will be?

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at http://magicalvacationplanner.com/staff/christy-caby/ or look for me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/christy.caby. Have a magical day!