Walt Disney World has many changes coming to the resort over the next five years. The new Toy Story Land planned for Disney’s Hollywood Studios has fans excited, for sure. In particular, the Slinky Dog Dash Coaster looks to be the new addition’s centerpiece attraction.
Fans waiting for news about the upcoming park expansion got a sneak peek at the new ride! And, Disney presented it in the most creative way, of course!
You’ve gotta love those Green Army Men!
Slinky Dog Dash Coaster Nears Completion
The arrival of the Slinky Dog cars means the new coaster is definitely getting closer to completion! The cars came from a build and design team in Germany all the way to Florida. Workers on the Disney’s Hollywood Studios site couldn’t wait for the cars to arrive. Back on Aug. 1, Disney shared the news of the placement of the coaster’s final piece of track.
“There’s been tremendous teamwork… tremendous teamwork between our ride team, or facilities team and our show team,” said Shannon Mashchack, Senior Project Manager, Walt Disney Imagineering. “They have to work together to integrate all the parts and pieces that makes this the wonderful experience that it’s going to be.”
The Slinky Dog Dash will bring a new coaster to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Riders will experience a family-friendly attraction where Slinky Dog dashes, dodges, turns and drops around a track Andy built with his Mega Coaster Play Kit. Disney parks experts at TouringPlans.com anticipate the ride will have a minimum height requirement of between 32 and 35 inches. This means even little ones can enjoy a spin on the new ride!
Aliens Are Also Coming To Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Toy Story Land also has a second big attraction headed to the park. Alien Swirling Saucers features the cute little green guys Andy got from Pizza Planet. They zoom around in their toy flying saucers and try to capture the rider’s rocket toy vehicle with “The Claw.” Sounds like out-of-this-world fun!
Disney recently confirmed Toy Story Land is expected to open sometime in the Summer of 2018. We can’t wait!