Disney World Toy Story Land Review, Rides, and Tips

Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a bright and fun land themed to the beloved franchise. Here is our Toy Story Land review and tips for having an amazing visit.

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We were so excited to learn they were building a Toy Story Land area at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The characters and story was always a favorite and we already loved the Toy Story Mania attraction.

Learning they were adding two more attractions and a fully themed land was so exciting! We even had the opportunity to talk with an imagineer that helped design the land. Read our article about creating Toy Story Land.

In June of 2018 Toy Story Land opened! We finally had our chance to visit during December of 2018 and have been back a few times since. Here is everything you need to know to visit the Toy Story themed land at Disney World.

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Toy Story Land Review

Toy Story Land is located at Disney’s Hollywood Studio. At the themed land you are shrunk to the size of a toy and are exploring Andy’s backyard. Every part of the area has a child like and colorful atmosphere that makes you feel like a kid again.

As you enter you are welcomed by a giant Woody or Buzz Lightyear, depending on where you enter from. You can see on the Toy Story land map below that guests are welcomed by Buzz coming from Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge or Woody.

Map of Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Toy Story Land Rides

Slinky Dog Dash

Slinky Dog Dash is a family friendly roller coaster. The lines for this attraction are one of the longest at the park and I highly recommend reserving a fastpass for it or riding it as soon as you enter the park.

Learn about tips for making Fastpass reservations at Hollywood Studios.

It has a few surprises during the ride and is a bit more thrilling than it appears. Most kids love it! There is a 38″ height requirement for this attraction.

slinky dog dash

Toy Story Mania!

Toy Story Mania has been at Hollywood Studios for years and the entrance was moved to make it accessible from Toy Story Land. This is a favorite among Toy Story fans and is so much fun.

Guests will shoot at targets and try to score points in the Toy Story themed carnival style games. This ride is for all ages and has no height requirement.

Toy Story mania line

Alien Swirling Saucers

Alien Swirling Saucers is a spinning attraction that is themed to the Green Aliens from the Toy Story movies. This attraction typically has the shortest wait at of all three of the Toy Story rides but can still see over a 30-60 minute wait.

I love that the music during the ride changes depending on the season and this is a fun ride for families. There is a 32″ height requirement to ride.

alien swirling saucers at night
Alien Swirling Saucers at Night.

When making reservations for Fastpass Slinky Dog Dash is in Tier 1 and Toy Story Mania! and Alien Swirling Saucers are in Tier 2. Learn more about the tiers in this article about Fastpass at Disney World.

Toy Story Land Dining Options

Currently there is one quick-service dining option in the land, Woody’s Lunchbox. Rodeo Roundup BBQ will be opening in late 2020 as a new table service dining option in the land.

Woody’s Lunchbox

Woody’s Lunchbox is a quick-service restaurant. Guests order from the window and called when their order is ready. I highly suggest using mobile ordering during your visit to save time waiting in line.

Woody’s Lunchbox has breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. A few of our favorites are the Breakfast Bowl, S’mores French Toast Sandwich, and Potato Barrels. I share a few in the video below.

Check out Woody’s Lunchbox Menu here.

Photo Courtesy of Walt Disney World, Steven Diaz, photographer

Roundup Rodeo BBQ

Roundup Rodeo is a table service restaurant that will immerse guests into a world surrounded by their favorite toys. This will have character dining but will offer guests an option to have a sit down meal in Toy Story Land.

This restaurant will be very popular and I predict reservations will go fast. This will be located behind the Woody entrance to Toy Story Land.

Roundup Rodeo BBQ has been delayed due to COVID-19. I will add updates as they are announced.

Artist Concept Courtesy of Walt Disney World

Meeting Characters at Toy Story Land

There are four character meet and greets in Toy Story Land. They are Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, Woody, and Bo-Peep. These do not offer Fastpass and the lines can get very long. If they are high on your list try to arrive as soon as the meet and greet starts. The times can be found on the My Disney Experience app.

You will also see the green Army men walking around and stopping for pictures. They are super interactive and fun to meet.

army men at toy story land disney

Characters are fun to meet but there are also a lot of fun photo-ops including the Checkerboard wall at the exit of Toy Story Mania, Toy Story Block Wall located near the restrooms, and the Popsicle Stick Wall across from the Checkerboard wall.

You can also take your picture with the giant Pixar ball. Be sure to give yourself a bit of time to explore and check out the hidden surprises in Toy Story Land.

Toy Story Land Tips

The biggest complaint about Toy Story Land is the lack of shade. Slinky Dog and Alien Swirling Saucers have lines that are outside. Toy Story Mania is an inside que, thankfully air conditioned.

The lack of places to sit and find shade can be difficult, especially during the summer months. Plan to visit early or late in your day.

Try to visit twice during your Hollywood Studios day. The land is best experienced during the day and at night. I love seeing the land all lit up. I like to plan attractions during the morning and then allow time to explore in the evening.

I also found that the area is small and often crowded. Make sure your kids are close by and holding hands as you enter the land.

If you have time and it is not super crowded take your time to notice all the attention to details. You can find a giant Andy footprint on the ground and more little details that really make this land come together.

A visit to Disney’s Hollywood Studios would not be complete without exploring Toy Story Land. The attention to details and fun attractions makes this a must see during your visit to the Disney park.

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