Disney announced the Toy Story Land section of Hollywood Studios way back during D23 in 2015, and for this year's update, we now have an opening window for the brand new park area. Bob Chapek announced that Toy Story Land will open in the Summer of 2018 at the Disney Hollywood Studios park in Orlando, FL.
set to be around 11 acres (4.5 ha) and feature a different attraction line-up including a new entrance for an expanded Toy Story Midway Mania!. The other attractions include a Slinky Dog themed family coaster and an attraction based around The Claw and the Little Green Men. Construction on the land began on April 3, 2016. You can check out some under-construction photos from June thanks to our own Lauren Sissleman.
Confirmed features for the park include:
- Slinky Dog Dash – A family-friendly rollercoaster themed around Slinky Dog. The story goes that Andy used his "Mega Coaster Play Kit" to build around his backyard, and then put Slinky Dog on the track.
- Alien Swirling Saucers – an attraction similar to Mater's Junkyard Jamboree in Disney California Adventure, themed around the Claw and Little Green Aliens.
- Toy Story Midway Mania! – the current attraction's entrance in Pixar Place will be relocated to Toy Story Land.
The Toy Story Land addition to Hollywood Studios will increase the park's overall footprint by a decent margin. Hollywood Studios is the smallest Disney Park at the Orlando location (which is technically in Lake Buena Vista, but who is keeping track, right?). And will give attendees something new to experience other than some of the older back lot attractions that have been there for decades.