Disney’s Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios allows guests to step in to Andy’s backyard and travel to infinity and beyond.
Disney’s 11 acre Toy Story Land transports guests in to the world of some of their favourite films. Guests feel like they have been shrunk down to the size of a toy as Andy’s playthings tower above them.
Toy Story Land represents Andy’s backyard full of all his toys.
Toy Story Land was announced in August 2015 at the D23 Expo and opened 30 June 2018. This new land replaced the Studio Backlot Tour with 3 main rides, Toy Story Mania, Slinky Dog Dash and Alien Swirling Saucers.
More than 400 blocks can be found around Andy’s backyard and if you were to step in to Andy’s shoe print you would find it is about 25 feet long, equivalent to a size 240 shoe. It would take a Green Army Man around 12 steps to travel the length of it.
There are many subtle references to the Toy Story Films scattered around Toy Story Land. As you enter the queue for Slinky Dog Dash you will see a dog tag showing the wait time. Look at the back of the dog tag and you will see the name of Andy’s dog, Buster.
In the queue area of Slinky Dog Dash there is a large box that Rex came in, look closely and you will see a price sticker that translates to November 22, 1995, this is when the original Toy Story Film was released.
Whilst waiting to board Slinky Dog Dash if you look on the back wall you can see Andy’s hand drawn plans for Slinky Dog Dash.
When you are riding Slinky Dog Dash, look at the barcode above you as you come back to the loading station. Beneath the barcode it says “Made in Emeryville, CA”, this is the home of Pixar’s headquarters. Also the barcode numbers decode in to two interesting dates. The left numbers 231986 decode to February 3, 1986, this is the date Pixar was founded. The numbers on the right, 1011971 decode to October 1, 1971, this just happens to be the opening date of Walt Disney World.