Knowing Disney, there’s no doubt Toy Story Land, opening on June 30, will have been worth the wait! Walt Disney World Resort revealed the grand date this week – promising a joy-filled, toy-filled world.
Guests in Toy Story Land – at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – will feel like they have shrunk to the size of a toy as Woody, Jessie, Buzz, Slinky Dog, the Aliens, Green Army Men and other fun-loving Toy Story characters come to life in the larger-than-life outdoor setting of Andy’s backyard.
And what a backyard. In a rich and colourful landscape straight from his vivid imagination, Andy has set up his toys for the best playtime ever. Guests will be surrounded by giant building blocks, game board pieces and more.
Across 11 acres in Orlando, Toy Story Land will include two new attractions and one expanded favourite. Guests will whoosh along on a family-friendly rollercoaster behind Slinky Dog, take a spin with flying saucers in toy spaceships and score high on the midway.
Toy Story Land will also celebrate what once defined entertainment for a generation. Crayons, Rubik’s Cubes, Cooties, Green Army Men and other toys and games will pour on the nostalgia for park-goers. Even the lampposts will be shaped like Tinkertoys.
Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, said: “With set pieces, staging, attractions and experiences Toy Story Land represents the best of Walt Disney Imagineering’s collaboration with our storytelling partners at Pixar Animation Studios.
“This new land will place guests inside the wondrous world of Woody, Buzz and their pals – and invite everyone to experience the joy of being a toy.”
Woody’s Lunch Box will serve up tasty meals and old-fashioned soda floats from a walk-up window in a setting surrounded by Andy’s favourite toys and a giant vintage thermos. Woody’s Lunch Box will also feature Mini Babybel – the Official Snack Cheese of Walt Disney World Resort.
Seven nights at Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort, including return economy flights on August 8 with Thomas Cook from Gatwick and Disney’s 7-Day Ultimate Ticket, costs from £1,273 per person. Includes transfer to and from Orlando International Airport. See www.disneypackages.co.uk