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Walt Disney World’s Toy Story Land Opens Saturday, Bringing Play to Life

June 28, 2018

ToyStoryLandLogoORLANDO, FL–With the summer vacation season in full flight we’re on-site in Orlando to to bring the thrill of a Walt Disney World opening ceremony into your homes, building on our Top 10 Reasons for Celebrating Graduation at Disney Parks Coast to Coast.

Over the years we’ve put a spotlight on Disney in several ways: our Women in STEM series features a profile of a Disney Imagineer, we featured Dublin High School alum Emily Edlund’s Disney College Program experience, we recently shared how to prepare for and succeed in a Walt Disney Company internship, and earlier this week explored the power of play in education, creativity development and STEM.

This week we’ll be embedded in Andy’s backyard for the opening of Toy Story Land, a brand new 11-acre land that promises to bring to life all the magic and fun of the hit Pixar Animation Studios Toy Story films. Toy Story Land, part of the Disney’s Hollywood Studios expansion that will see Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge open late 2019, features two new family-friendly attractions: Slinky Dog Dash coaster and Alien Swirling Saucers, an expanded Toy Story Mania, a new Woody’s Lunch Box quick service restaurant, merchandise locations, and immersive theming that turns you into an honorary toy in Andy’s backyard.

We’ll be sharing our first impressions and behind-the-scenes updates so stay tuned! Until then here are a few sneak peaks and fun facts:

  • Sheriff Woody is nearly 20 feet tall, welcoming you into Andy’s backyard which is filled with more than 400 toy blocks
  • In Toy Story Land, Andy’s footprint is about 25 feet long or the equivalent of a size 240 shoe.
  • It would take a Green Army Man roughly 12 steps just to travel the length of one of Andy’s shoeprints.
  • You would need a backpack the size of a school bus to carry the Buzz and Woody figures that tower over Toy Story Land.
  • The weight of the Slinky Dog Dash track and support columns weighs almost as much as 125,000 gallons of milk.
  • Together Rex and the Jenga Tower are as tall as 7½ Green Army Men standing on top of one another.
  • Toy Story Land in Walt Disney World joins a family of Toy Story-themed lands around the world:
    • Toy Story Playland, Walt Disney Studios Paris – Aug. 17, 2010
    • Toy Story Land, Hong Kong Disneyland – Nov. 17, 2011
    • Toy Story Land, Shanghai Disneyland – April 26, 2018

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