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Slide 1 of 15: BELOVED CHARACTERS COMING TO TOY STORY LAND AT WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT (LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.) – Buzz Lightyear, Sheriff Woody and Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl from Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story” films will interact with guests in the new Toy Story Land when it opens June 30 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. This new 11-acre land will transport Walt Disney World guests into the adventurous outdoors of Andy’s backyard where they will feel like they have shrunk to the size of a toy. (David Roark, photographer)
Slide 2 of 15: The reimagining of Disney's Hollywood Studios will take guests to infinity and beyond, allowing them to step into the worlds of their favorite films, starting with Toy Story Land. This new 11-acre land will transport guests into the adventurous outdoors of Andy's backyard. Guests will think they've been shrunk to the size of Woody and Buzz as they are surrounded by oversized toys that Andy has assembled using his vivid imagination.  Using toys like building blocks, plastic buckets and shovels, and game board pieces, Andy has designed the perfect setting for this land, which will include two new attractions for any Disney park and one expanded favorite. (Disney Parks)
Slide 3 of 15: Little green aliens from the hit Disney●Pixar "Toy Story" films pilot toy rocket ships in the Alien Swirling Saucers attraction that will be part of the new Toy Story Land opening June 30, 2018, at Disney's Hollywood Studios. The out-of-this-world attraction is inspired by Andy's toy play set from the Pizza Planet restaurant. With multi-colored lighting and sound effects from throughout the galaxies, Walt Disney World guests will swirl and whirl in the toy rocket ships while the aliens try to get captured by "The Claw" that hangs overhead. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)
Slide 4 of 15: TOY STORY LAND AT WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT (LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.) ÑToy Story Land at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida opens June 30, 2018. Located at DisneyÕs Hollywood Studios, the new 11-acre Land will make guests feel like they have shrunk to the size of a toy in the setting of AndyÕs backyard. Guests will whoosh along on a family-friendly roller coaster, Slinky Dog Dash (pictured under development), take a spin aboard Alien Swirling Saucers and score high on the midway at Toy Story Mania! (Matt Stroshane, photographer)
Slide 5 of 15: Woody's Lunch Box will be a new quick-service window serving tasty meals and old-fashioned soda floats within Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios when it opens in summer 2018. Walt Disney World Resort will collaborate with Mini Babybel to bring this quick-service window to life. Toy Story Land will invite guests to step into the whimsical world of Pixar Animation Studios' blockbuster films where guests will feel like they've shrunk to the size of a toy as they play in Andy’s backyard with their favorite Toy Story pals. (Disney/Handout)
Slide 6 of 15: Wheezy, the squeaky toy penguin from the Disney¥Pixar "Toy Story" films, will delight guests riding Slinky Dog Dash, the family-friendly coaster that will be part of the new Toy Story Land opening June 30, 2018, at Disney's Hollywood Studios. The all-new Audio-Animatronic figure will serenade guests with "YouÕve Got a Friend in Me," the popular song from the films.  The new 11-acre Toy Story Land will make Walt Disney World guests feel like they have shrunk to the size of a toy in the setting of Andy's backyard where they can also take a spin aboard Alien Swirling Saucers and score high on the midway at Toy Story Mania! (Matt Stroshane, photographer)
Slide 7 of 15: Sarge and the Green Army Men from the hit Disney¥Pixar "Toy Story" films will interact with guests in the new Toy Story Land when it opens June 30 at Walt Disney World Resort. The Green Army Men will "toy" with guests, leading them to a fun and interactive boot camp where potential recruits are tested in their abilities with Pixar balls and oversized crayons. Located at Disney's Hollywood Studios, the new 11-acre Toy Story Land will make guests feel like they have shrunk to the size of a toy in the setting of Andy's backyard. Guests will whoosh along on the family-friendly Slinky Dog Dash roller coaster, take a spin aboard Alien Swirling Saucers and score high on the midway at Toy Story Mania! (Matt Stroshane, photographer)
Slide 8 of 15: When Toy Story Land debuts at DisneyÕs Hollywood Studios, the Alien Swirling Saucers attraction will immerse guests in the playful environment of some of AndyÕs most beloved toys. Inspired by the first Toy Story film, the attraction is designed to look like a toy play set that Andy got from Pizza Planet. The Toy Story Aliens will playfully try to capture guests ride vehicle with ÒThe ClawÓ. (Disney)
Slide 9 of 15: LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (March 19, 2018) – Guests can start making plans to join some of their favorite “Toy Story” characters during Disney H2O Glow Nights, the splashy new, nighttime pool party coming to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park this summer.  Tickets are on sale now for this after-dark event, which is part of an Incredible Summer coming to Walt Disney World Resort. Tickets are $55 plus tax for guests ages 10 and up, and $50 plus tax for children ages 3-9.  On Thursday and Saturday evenings, from June 21 to August 11, Rex and his “Toy Story” pals will transform Typhoon Lagoon like never before by throwing a glow party in the surf pool and throughout the park. Rex, a.k.a. Partysaurus Rex, will serve as host and invite guests of all ages to join the festivities. All attractions will be open for guest enjoyment and, as part of the fun, there will be special food and beverage offerings, “Toy Story” character greetings, a DJ dance party on the beach and more. Disney H2O Glow Nights also will feature The Wharf, a unique, adults-only area with a private bar, entertainment and additional seating. To purchase tickets and learn more about Disney H2O Glow Nights, call (407) 939-1872.
Slide 10 of 15: Every night, Chip and Dale dance the night away with guests during DonaldÕs Dino-Bash!, a lively celebration with festive decor and character greetings galore in DinoLand U.S.A. at DisneyÕs Animal Kingdom. Throughout the day, guests enjoy photo ops and greetings in several locations with feathered friends like Donald, Daisy, Scrooge McDuck and Launchpad McQuack, before the nighttime dance party. ItÕs all part of an Incredible Summer at Walt Disney World Resort. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)
Slide 11 of 15: PIXAR PIER MARQUEE AT DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE (ANAHEIM, Calif.) Ð When Pixar Pier opens on June 23 at Disney California Adventure park, guests will enter the permanent new land through a dazzling new Pixar Pier marquee. This reimagined land will feature four whimsical neighborhoods representing beloved Pixar stories with newly themed attractions, foods and merchandise. The Pixar Pier marquee will be topped with the iconic Pixar lamp later in the year. (Disney¥Pixar/Disneyland Resort)
Slide 12 of 15: PIXAR PIER (ANAHEIM, Calif.) –Summer 2018 will bring a transformed land when Pixar Pier opens for guests to experience at Disney California Adventure park, featuring the new Incredicoaster inspired by Disney•Pixar’s “The Incredibles.” This artist concept illustrates the four new neighborhoods that will represent beloved Pixar stories and the newly themed attractions that will be found throughout the permanent land of Pixar Pier. (Disney•Pixar)
Slide 13 of 15: PIXAR PIER (ANAHEIM, Calif.) –Summer 2018 will bring a transformed land when Pixar Pier opens for guests to experience at Disney California Adventure park, featuring the new Incredicoaster inspired by Disney•Pixar’s “The Incredibles.” This artist concept illustrates the four new neighborhoods that will represent beloved Pixar stories and the newly themed attractions that will be found throughout the permanent land of Pixar Pier. (Disney•Pixar)
Slide 14 of 15: JESSIE’S CRITTER CAROUSEL AT PIXAR PIER — Jessie’s Critter Carousel, a future attraction coming to Pixar Pier, is inspired by Jessie’s wilderness friends featured in Woody’s Roundup television show from “Toy Story 2”. Jessie’s Critter Carousel is a classic boardwalk carousel play set with a whimsical spin from those colorful Pixar characters. As seen in this artist concept, Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl invites guests to saddle up on one of her adorable critters for a rootin’ tootin’ spin. Jessie’s Critter Carousel will be located in the neighborhood inspired by Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story.” (Disney•Pixar)
Slide 15 of 15: Black Spire Outpost is the name of the village inside of the upcoming Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at both Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. The village is closely associated with the geological formations that surround it. As the largest settlement on the planet Batuu, Black Spire Outpost is an infamous stop for traders, adventurers, and smugglers traveling around the Outer Rim and Wild Space. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open at Disneyland Resort in summer 2019 and at Walt Disney World Resort in late fall 2019. (Disney)

Disney’s latest addition to Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida, U.S., includes the new Toy Story Land that will open on June 30, 2018. Based on the hit animated franchise, the 11-acre attraction invites guests to play in Andy’s backyard while being greeted by his favorite toys.

We take a sneak peek at Disney World Resort’s latest additions, including Toy Story Land.

(L-R) Buzz Lightyear, Woody and Jessie

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Disney Imagineers, the creative minds behind the research and development wing of The Walt Disney Company, wants guests to feel they’ve shrunk to the size of Andy’s toys, as they enjoy two new attractions and an expanded version of an older one.

(Pictured) An artist’s depiction of Toy Story Land

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Little green aliens “man” spaceships at the Alien Swirling Saucers ride, which is a teacup-style spinner. Inspired by Andy’s playset from the Pizza Planet restaurant, the attraction has multi-colored light and sound effects.

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The Slinky Dog Dash is a family-friendly roller coaster inspired by the playful dachshund from the film series.

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Woody’s Lunch Box is an all-new quick-service food window, serving old-fashioned soda floats and classic American fare. The menu includes BBQ Brisket Melt, Chocolate-Hazelnut Lunch Box Tart and a Monte Cristo sandwich, as well as beer and Grown Up’s Lemonade, a vodka-based signature cocktail, for adults.

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Wheezy, the squeaky toy penguin, will serenade guests with his hit song “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” made popular in the film.

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Sarge and the Green Army Man Drum Corp will “toy” with guests, marching several times a day to interact with visitors. They’ll play games such as “Sarge Says” and hold impromptu fun and interactive boot camps, where potential recruits are tested with Pixar balls and oversized crayons.

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Another attraction is Toy Story Mania!, a midway-style, 4-D shooting game with moving targets that include popular movie characters.

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Animal Kingdom

At DinoLand U.S.A. in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Donald’s Dino-Bash! is a new live-entertainment event and party that began on May 25. Guests celebrate Donald’s discovery that his ancestors were dinosaurs with their favorite Disney friends – Daisy, Scrooge McDuck and Launchpad McQuack – during the day, and party with Chip and Dale (pictured) in the evening.

California Adventure

The world of Pixar comes alive on the re-imagined Pixar Pier (formerly Paradise Pier) at Disney California Adventure Park on June 23, 2018. The permanent new boardwalk has four neighborhoods inspired by Pixar stories: Incredibles Park, Toy Story Boardwalk, Pixar Promenade and Inside Out Headquarters.

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The centerpiece of the park is the Incredicoaster, inspired by “The Incredibles” and formerly known as California Screamin’. The story goes that super-suit designer Edna Mode offered to babysit Jack-Jack but he escapes, and the entire Parr family is chasing him along the the roller coaster’s tracks, which is over a mile (1.6 km) long.

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In 2019, the Toy Story neighborhood will get the new Jessie’s Critter Carousel. The classic boardwalk attraction is inspired by the cowgirl’s wilderness friends in “Woody’s Roundup” television show from “Toy Story 2” (1999).

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