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Toy Story Land is Opening Soon! Here are 10 Things We Hope to Experience

For Disney and PIXAR fans alike, Summer 2018 is a big deal—a really big deal! Magic Kingdom is bringing back the Incredibles Super Dance Party in Tomorrowland as part of Walt Disney World’s “Incredible Summer,” in celebration of the upcoming theatrical release of Incredibles 2, slated for June 15. Edna Mode will make her Disney World debut at Tomorrowland, and Mr. and Mrs. Incredible, as well as their icy pal Frozone, will also be there. But the most anticipated event of this summer is the long-awaited opening of Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Fans of Woody, Buzz, Jessie, Slinky and the gang have been waiting since plans for the new toy-themed land were first announced in 2015. Now, only months away from the opening of Toy Story Land, Toy Story fans are nearly feverish with anticipation and can’t wait to see the real thing, instead of the artists’ concept drawings of the new land. Though we will have to wait a little while longer before our wildest dreams of Toy Story Land are realized, we’re already forming mental touring plans in our heads for the first day there! Here are 10 experiences we hope to have once that day is finally here!

10. We’ve got to ride Alien Swirling Saucers.

With the exception of the cleverly placed, “Ooooooooo” and the even more cleverly placed, “You have saved our lives; we are eternally grateful,” the little green alien men have very few lines in any of the Toy Story movies. But just because they’re minor characters doesn’t mean Walt Disney Imagineering planned on giving them a minor role in the new Toy Story Land. Climb aboard a toy rocket in the Alien Swirling Saucers attraction, and hold on tight as the aliens take you on an out-of-this-world adventure. Who knows—you just might be chosen by “The Claw!”

9. We can’t wait to ride Slinky Dog Dash.

Slinky is one of the most lovable PIXAR sidekicks every dreamed up. Think about it—he loves Woody and stands by his side. In Toy Story, Slinky defends Woody when Woody announces that Andy’s birthday party has been moved up a week. In Toy Story 2, it’s Slinky who finds Woody’s long-lost hat. And in Toy Story 3, Slinky saves the day when he helps Woody subdue the monkey who’s watching the monitors at Sunnyside Day Care Center, and the toys are ultimately able to leave Sunnyside where they’ve been imprisoned by Lotso Huggin’ Bear and his cronies. So it’s no wonder Disney Imagineers dreamed up, designed and built Slinky Dog Dash, a family coaster that will be unveiled the same day Toy Story Land opens this summer. In this attraction, Andy has assembled his Mega Coaster kit and Slinky races along the coaster tracks—twisting, turning and stretching. It promises to be a new favorite of Guests and their families.

8. We can’t get enough of Toy Story Mania!

You’re right—this attraction isn’t new. It has been crazy popular since it first debuted at Walt Disney World in 2008. To this day, if you don’t have a FastPass+ time for this super fun carnival game-type attraction, you can bet on spending a chunk of your park time in the queue. During peak seasons, you’ll wait anywhere from 60 to 120 minutes or more to try your hand at several 4-D interactive carnival games. Toy Story Mania will see an upgrade as part of the new Toy Story Land—a third track will make it possible for even more Guests to enjoy this attraction at one time. More room for Toy Story fun? Yes, please!

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About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!