Earlier this month, we shared the exciting news that the first ride vehicle for Slinky Dog Dash, one of two major attractions planned for Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, has arrived at the park.
The ride vehicle, which is themed after the character of Slinky from “Toy Story,” took Imagineers from multiple disciplines a few years to design, so the group was thrilled to see the finished product arrive on the site firsthand. According to the Imagineers, the vehicle was created to reflect Slinky’s personality, the movement and motion of a Slinky toy, and of course Slinky’s adorable look which will be visible throughout the land as the coaster moves along the track.
“This is a ride for the whole family: it’s fun, it’s exciting, it’s thrilling, but it’s not scary,” said Imagineer Bob Vignec. “It’s a rollercoaster, but it’s also this fun character that will be out in the land. You sort of get a little bit of goosebumps seeing it here for the first time.”
Toy Story Land is set to open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in summer 2018. For more inside looks at this exciting expansion, be sure to check out the list of related stories below.
- All in the Details: Imagineers Put Final Touches On The Toy Story Land Model For Walt Disney Presents
- All in the Details: Slinky Dog Dash Track Completed in Toy Story Land
- Toy Story Land to Open at Walt Disney World Resort in Summer 2018
- First Look: Toy Story Land Attractions at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
As a toddler, my “Andy” watched Toy Story and Toy Story 2 every day. We are now in the Toy Story 3 stage as he heads off to college next year. Woodie, Buzz, Jessie, and a collection of Toy Story Aliens still sit on his shelf. I can’t wait to experience Toy Story land with him.
I hope you both love it!
Wish I could be there for the opening
. miss my disney friends. Love you all.