A Complete Guide To Disney World’s Toy Story Land 

Toy Story Land is one of the newest lands in Disney’s Hollywood Studios park. This land puts you into the world of the Toy Story movies and is home to Slinky Dog Dash one of the most popular rides in the park. The land is designed for you to feel like you have shrunken down to the size of a small toy and are in Andy’s backyard. You will see a larger than life Buzz and Woody and the decor around the land has lots of details. You’ll spot the whole Toy Story gang in the details around the land. 

This is a land that is great at night too as the gigantic Christmas lights illuminate the land brining a whole new feel to the area starting at dusk. 

The biggest downside to this area is the complete lack of shade and the abundance of pavement.  It’s best to visit here early in the morning or in the evening. 

With the basics out of the way let’s get into everything there is to do in Toy Story Land.

Location

You’ll find Toy Story Land in Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. 

The land is located off of Hollywood Boulevard, past the Animation Courtyard. On the other side you can enter Toy Story Land through Star Wars: Galaxies Edge. 

Attractions

Slinky Dog Dash:

  • Height Requirement 38”
  • Genie+ Lightning Lane Available 
  • Accessibility: Must transfer to wheelchair (no ECV) and then to ride vehicle  wheelchair. 

This popular attraction takes you on a roller coaster ride with Slinky Dog on a track that Andy has put together. This ride is tons of fun for kids and adults with drops and turns it is designed to be family friendly.  With a thrill factor above kiddy coasters like Barnstormer or ever Seven Dwarfs Mine Train but below Splash Mountain’s big drop or Expedition Everest. I’d put the thrills on-par with Big Thunder Mountain Railroad but with more height. Keep in mind that the queue is in direct sun for most of its length. 

Lines for this can get LONG and Genie+ goes fast. I highly recommend one of the following plans. 

  • Purchase Genie+ for the day and grab a Genie+ reservation for this ride ASAP
  • Disney Resort Guests: Arrive 30 minutes or more prior to early park entry and rope drop. 
  • Enter the queue at the end of the night. So you are spending time when the parks are closed in the long line instead of wasting park time. Play it safe and show up a half hour before closing. 

Alien Swirling Saucers:

  • Height Requirement 32”
  • Genie+ Available 
  • Accessibility: Must transfer from wheelchair / ECV

This whip style ride is more fun then it might look, complete with alien style music and fun lighting. Take a spin on the swirling saucers which will also whip you around. Themed to the Pizza Planet Aliens and the world of Buzz Lightyear this ride is perfect for kids and more fun than it looks for adults. If you are pressed for time don’t worry about skipping this one and don’t wait in too long of a line for it but it makes a good Genie+ reservation when other rides are not available. 

Toy Story Mania:

  • Height Requirement: None
  • Genie+ Available 
  • Accessibility: Must transfer to wheelchair
  • 3-D Glasses 

This ride which pre-dates the land is a dark ride meets video game attraction. Described as a “4-D midway-style shootin’ game”. Similar to Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin at Magic Kingdom. Each rider has their own cannon. As you ride you will be brought up to screen with various carnival style games. Use your cannon to shoot virtual balls into the game. At the end you’ll be able to see who has the highest score. This ride has a ton of repeat value and the queue here has a lot of details to look at. There is light spinning and you do have to wear 3-D glasses. Get a little competitive and lowest score buys the next mickey pretzel! Lines are typically manageable here and Genie+ easily available. 

Food

Quick Service

Woody’s Lunch Box:

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Food Style: American
  • Mobile Order Available
  • Outdoor Seating 

With adorable theming that has you sitting on benches that look like baby bell cheese this location is a popular one and the outdoor seating is limited to keep that in mind. The menu here is short and heavy on sandwiches and tater tot items. They have a few plant based versions of their normal items which is a really nice, though beware the plant based grilled cheese is a bit lacking. Don’t miss the lunch box tarts, basically a fancy pop tart, they change seasonly too which is always fun. The tachos are another crowd favorite here. 

Coming Soon: Round-Up Rodeo BBQ a table service dining location. 

Characters

(Both Currently Unavailable in 2022) 

Meet Woody, Jesse, & Buzz  – Near Toy Story Mania

Green Army Men Drum Corps Show – Check for show times in the app – Outside Alien Swirling Saucers 

Shopping

There is a small shop full of Toy Story items at the exit to Toy Story Mania also accessible without riding.  The Toy Story Mania Shop unlike most exit gift shops is actually easy to miss so keep an eye to your left as you walk through the exit path before you get outside the building. 

There are also several small kiosks with souvenirs though-out the land as well. 

Coming Soon: New Shopping Location with Round-Up Rodeo BBQ

Restrooms

  • Restrooms & Companion Restrooms – Across from Alien Swirling Saucers
  • Service Dog Relief Area

Bonus Fun

Photopass – There is typically a photographer by the Toy Story land sign next to the giant Woody. 

Pin Trading – Toy Story Mania Shop

As you can see Toy Story Land has lots to explore! I hope you found this helpful in planning your visit to Hollywood Studios. 

If you are looking to travel to Disney World I would love to be your travel agent. Get expert advice in planning your vacation and a personalized experience at no additional cost to you. 

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Published by katiethemagicsyours

I am in independent travel agent with The Magic's Yours Travel. Here to plan all your Disney adventures, at no cost to you! I am a wife, cat mom, Aunt, Marylander, traveler, runner, and Disney fanatic. I have personal experience with Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line and Disney's Aulani, and I am here to share it with you. Contact me today for a FREE quote at katiev@themagicsyourstravel.com www.themagicsyours.com

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