Toy Story Land is almost open at Walt Disney World and we want to go there

Ethan Alter
Senior Writer, Yahoo Entertainment

Visitors to the “happiest place on Earth” are about to get a little bit happier. On Saturday, June 30, Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., is adding another realm to its multi-park, multi-land experience. That’s the day that Toy Story Land — based on the beloved Pixar franchise — opens to the public in the Hollywood Studios section of the sprawling resort. But some lucky folks are getting to visit Andy’s backyard playspace early via a June 28 media event and are sharing their stories and pictures on social media.

The 11-acre Toy Story Land offers a mixture of family-friendly rides that play with size and scale. Specifically, guests will feel as if they’re joining the ranks of the pint-size Green Army Men who are about to embark on an awfully big adventure.

The centerpiece attraction is the Slinky Dog Dash, a zippy roller coaster that takes its inspiration from Andy’s trusty (and stretchy) toy canine companion.

Early-bird visitors also enjoyed the Alien Swirling Saucers, a ride based on those adorable, claw-worshiping extraterrestrials.

And, of course, it wouldn’t be Toy Story Land without regular sightings of the franchise’s signature heroes, Woody and Buzz Lightyear. Those two characters — along with other toys from Andy’s collection — freely wander about the place greeting their new friends.

If Toy Story Land is this much fun, expect Walt Disney World’s next big attraction — Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, coming in fall 2019 — to be out of this world.

Toy Story Land opens its doors on June 30 at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios.

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