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Disney’s Hollywood Studios Toy Story Land is officially open and to say that my family is excited would be the biggest understatement of the year! With all the new rides, restaurants, and attractions, it can get a bit overwhelming. If you’re planning a trip to Disney this summer, here is everything you need to know about Disney’s NEW Toy Story Land!

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Everything You Need to Know About Disney’s Toy Story Land

Rides
In addition to a whole new section of the theme park, Toy Story Land includes two new rides and one classic favorite. The first is Slinky Dog Dash which will be a roller coaster that takes you on twists, curves, and drops as you go all around Toy Story Land. Throughout the ride, you’ll get to see beloved characters of the Toy Story movies such as Rex, Jessie, and even Wheezy! The second new attraction is the Alien Swirling Saucers that will allow you to board your toy rocket and spin through space on an adventure right out of the Toy Story movies. In addition to the new attractions, Toy Story Mania! is back to the Toy Story Land area with a carnival-themed 4D ride right in Andy’s Room!

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Dining Options
Woody’s Lunchbox is a unique dining experience takes Andy’s lunch box and turns it into a quick service station! From soda floats to tasty meals on the go, you will not only be able to enjoy a quick bite to eat, but also enjoy the scenery of some of Andy’s favorite toys and lunch box items.

Must-try Items at Woody’s Lunch Box

  • Raspberry Lunch Box Tart
  • BBQ Brisket Melt
  • Grilled Three-Cheese Sandwich
  • Totchos
  • Mystic Portal Punch
  • Grown-Up’s Lemonade Cocktail
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Characters
Meet and greet some of your favorite Toy Story characters such as Jessie, Buzz, Woody and more in Toy Story Land! The best place to find these characters will be in or around Woody’s Lunchbox, so don’t forget to stop by! Throughout this section of the park, you may be able to find some of the classic Army Men from the Toy Story movies as well.

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Instagram-Worthy Photo Spots at Toy Story Land

  • Color Block Wall
  • “For the Whole Family” Sign
  • Andy’s Wall
  • Woody’s Lunch Box
  • Popsicle Wall
  • Alien at Swirling Saucers Ride
  • Slinky Dog Dash Entrance
  • Toy Story Land Sign with Woody
  • Gigantic Buzz Light Year
  • Popsicle Bench
  • Domino Bench
  • Luxo Ball
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Merchandise
There are lots of new merchandise items in the stores upon opening, but here are a few fun items you may want to check out. The first is the adorable alien and slinky dog headbands! These unique headbands are super fun to wear while exploring the park and great for photo ops. In addition to new headbands, you’ll find shirts, totes, and other souvenirs located across Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and within Toy Story Land.

Toy Story Land is eleven acres of fun and Disney magic, which is just one mere acre smaller than Animal Kingdom’s Pandora: World of Avatar section. There is a lot of fun packed into a small radius, so even smaller children can still enjoy this section of the park.

Toy Story is a beloved movie not only from my childhood but my kid’s childhood as well. If you haven’t already planned a trip to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, this post might change your mind!

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Did you follow all the latest Disney news over the weekend from #D23Expo? I am fascinated with all the new changes happening in the future from Disney.  I wanted to give you a recap of everything that was announced in case you missed it.

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Disney Parks

-Star Wars-themed lands will be coming to Disneyland park in Anaheim, California, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. (date TBA)

-Walt Disney World Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida will be getting an all new Toy Story Land which will feature two new rides plus one “re-imagined” favorite. (date TBA)

-Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando will open the already under construction Pandora – The World of Avatar which will feature new experiences, attractions and transform the park at night.

-At Epcot Walt Disney World in Florida and Disney California Adventure Park in California will get the world’s most unique natural landscapes and man-made wonders when the new Soarin’ Around the World makes it’s U.S. debut. (date TBA)

-Hong Kong Disneyland will house the first Marvel attraction at any park called the Iron Man Experience that is set to open in 2016.

-Shanghai Disneyland will have a Pirates-themed land—Treasure Cove—and an e-ticket attraction called Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure at the end of 2015.

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Movies

-Captain America: Civil War hits theaters May 6, 2016 featuring Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie.

-Orlando Bloom will feature in Pirates of the Caribbean “Dead Men Tell No Tales” in theaters July 7, 2017.

-Inside Out: Riley’s First Date, a new Pixar short film will be included with the Inside Out Blu-ray and DVD, debuting November 2.

-Moana, set for release on November 23, 2016 featuring Dwayne Johnson.

-Disney’s new animated film Gigantic (a Jack and the bean stalk themed movie), is set for release in 2018.

-Disney is in the making for Incredibles 2, and Toy Story 4.

-Finding Dory swims into theaters June 17, 2016.

-Marvel’s Doctor Strange with Mr Benedict Cumberbatch coming to the big screen October 26, 2016.

-Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Zootopia” opens nationwide March 4, 2016 with songs performed by Shakira.

-Writer-director Colin Trevorrow will direct Star Wars: Episode IX, which is set for release in 2019.

-“Rogue One,” which tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star is set for a December 16, 2016 release.

-“The Finest Hours” storms into U.S. theaters on January 29, 2016. The film is based on the book by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman and the screenplay is by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson.

-“Look for the Bare Necessities” as “The Jungle Book” hits theaters on April 15, 2016.

-“Pete’s Dragon” opens in U.S. theaters on August 12, 2016.

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Products

-Disney Infinity 3.0 EditionPlay is set to launch on August 30th.

-Disney Rewards credit card will be offering new card designs featuring Darth Vader, Yoda or R2-D2 with C-3PO.1. Plus, have access to the exclusive Star Wars Imperial Meet ‘N’ Greets.

-New mobile game called Disney Magic Kingdoms for Smartphones and Tablets will let players build their dream Disney Park. (date TBA)

-On November 17, fans will be able to purchase two very special limited-edition Darth Vader-inspired PlayStation®4 Star Wars bundles: Star Wars: Battlefront and Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars.

-KINGDOM HEARTS III video game for PlayStation4 and Xbox One will let players interactive with characters from Big Hero 6. (date TBA)

-Plus, new apparel, accessories, household items, and more coming throughout the year to a Disney store near you.

This is exciting news for Disney! What are you most excited about?