Well, ladies and gents, I’ve done it. I’ve thoroughly explored Toy Story Land – and the accompanying/neighboring Pixar Place that features The Incredibles. I’ve been here a few times now, have ridden the rides, nommed on some of the snacks, and have taken more than a few snaps. So, after all of this exploration, I’ve created an epic guide to Toy Story Land.
The new rides in Toy Story Land are Slinky Dog Dash, a super fun and adorable rollercoaster, and Alien Swirling Saucers, a spinning ride that is not like the tea cups. Toy Story Mania, an interactive arcade game, has been there a while but it’s still so, so fun to play!
Each time I’ve gone, the wait for these rides has been incredibly long. Toy Story Land is still relatively new, so I can see why, so if there is a chance of getting a Fast Pass, I fully recommend that.
Since I haven’t been able to secure a Fast Pass of my own, I’ve used some insider tips: be one of the first in line in the morning (and rush back there!) and get in line during the last hour of the park being open.
I fully believe that each ride is worth a, well, ride (especially for those that aren’t pass holders) but no ride will ever be worth the 150 minute waits I’ve been seeing. No matter how amazing it is. So, take those early bird or night owl tips that I just mentioned if there isn’t a chance to obtain an annual pass.
PS: Rushing in at park opening totally works. I wait a little over an hour for Slinky Dog Dash – and about 20 minutes of that was spent waiting for the line to open!
While there are lots of food/drink options, I am recommending the Totchos (and even though the Pop-Tart-like pastries are super cute, I’d save room for the Cookie Num Num instead) for lunch. If you’re there for breakfast, though, the S’more French Toast Sandwich is where it’s at!
Want something to drink that’s not a soda? There are a few beer options and the Grown Up’s Lemonade, a vodka-based drink that is perfectly refreshing on a warm day.
At Woody’s Lunch Box, where super fun food, snack, and drink options can be found, you can even order your food ahead of time. This saves you from standing in long lines but, each time I’ve gone the line hasn’t been too bad.
While I don’t have young children, I totally loved watching the mini boot camp show, which features the Green Army Patrol and a few volunteers from the audience. It was the cutest – and funniest! – thing to watch.
There’s also a drum corps show, featuring some talented Green Army Drummers. I was instantly pulled back into those days of watching/being obsessed with Drumline – haha! It was a fun little show to stop and watch.
There are also opportunities to meet the toys we love, including Woody, Jessie, and Buzz. I mean, who wouldn’t want to meet the epic characters behind such an amazing franchise?
There are various photo spots in Toy Story Land, including the spot in front of the sign, the spot in front of Slinky Dog Dash, and far more. Here are some additional photo spots:
Pixar Ball Snap
With Jack Jack
The Incredibles Wall
The Popsicle Stick Wall
Toy Story Mania
So who out there has been to Toy Story Land? Ohhh, and who’s excited for the next Toy Story Movie?! I know that I am!