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Tim Allen Flips the Switch at Toy Story Land Dedication Event in Walt Disney World

June 28, 2018

ORLANDO, FL–Early today the media, Disney Cast Members, Imagineers and their families braved Florida’s famed heat and humidity to witness the official dedication of Toy Story Land, the 11-acre addition to Disney’s Hollywood Studios which opens for the general public Saturday morning (we shared our first impressions yesterday). The event kicked off with Green Army Men securing the stage and rappelling down to pull back the curtain on the main stage. We also covered the dedication and lunch events live via our companion Bulletin story.

Disney¬†Chairman of Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products, Bob Chapek, led the ceremony with Tim Allen (the voice of Buzz Lightyear) joining as the surprise celebrity guest. Bob and Tim were supported by Buzz, Woody and Jessie to “power up” the park – which required the help of an emergency supply of batteries rushed in by the always prepared Green Army Men. A perfectly timed arrival of the Slinky Dog Dash coaster punctuated a hot, sticky and very fun event.


After the dedication the event moved inside (fortuitously as a torrential downpour was soon to arrive), where a parade of Disney execs and Imagineers provided an update (but no major announcements other than a new Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy show coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios early next year) about all the development projects currently underway at Walt Disney parks domestically and abroad.

We captured photos and video from the events – enjoy!

Toy Story Land Dedication Ceremony Featuring Tim Allen



Toy Story Land Dedication Lunch Presentation

Toy Story Land Dedication Lunch – Disney Imagineering Q+A

Riding Slinky Dog Dash



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