Complete Guide to Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (2021)


In June 2018, Toy Story Land opened at the Disney’s Hollywood Studios in World Disney World Resort.  There are two ways to enter Toy Story Land – one is through Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge while the other is to walk past Animation Courtyard behind Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway.  Continue down the walkway and you will hit Toy Story Land.

In this COMPLETE GUIDE TO TOY STORY LAND AT DISNEY’S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS, we will take you through the entire land showing the rides & attractions, dining options and shops as well as talk about some of the TIPS AND TRICKS that we use to make the day go smoothly. 

Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Frequently Asked Questions

How many rides are in Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios?

There are three individual rides at Toy Story Land in Disney’s Hollywood Studios which include Slinky Dog Dash, Toy Story Mania! and Alien Flying Saucers.

Is Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios good for young kids?

Yes, all the rides and attractions in Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios are considered to be “family friendly” and good for young children.

Should we visit Toy Story Land before Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge?

If you can get an early Boarding Group for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, then we would visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge first.  Otherwise, the first ride we would visit would be Slinky Dog Dash at Toy Story Land followed by Toy Story Mania!  After you are finished with these two attractions, then we would head over to Galaxy’s Edge.

How long does will we need to see everything in Toy Story Land?

Depending on crowd levels, it could take as much as two to three hours to ride all the attractions in Toy Story Land.  If wait times for Slinky Dog Dash are low, then you can ride everything is less than 90 minutes.

What are the best rides at Toy Story Land in Disney’s Hollywood Studios?

The best rides at Toy Story Land are a matter of preference but we like Toy Story Mania! followed closely by Slinky Dog Dash.  Slink Dog could be ranked higher but the wait times are typically longer than we like so that’s why we always choose Toy Story Mania!

To learn more about Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park, see our Ultimate Guide to Disney’s Hollywood Studios (2021)

Attractions at Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

There are three major attractions at Toy Story Land, all of which we consider to be “family friendly”.  

Slinky Dog Dash Roller Coaster

Slinky Dog Dash is a “family friendly” roller coaster that is perfect for first time coaster riders as it is not scary at all.  There are some small drops and turns but no inversions (it does not go upside down) on this two minute ride.  The coaster’s speed tops out at 40 miles but it seems slower due to the design of the track.

Guests hope aboard one of Slinky Dog’s five cars which have two seats in each row.   There are two launches on this ride – one at the beginning with another midway through the ride where Slink tells the riders to “Hang On” (see 2:12 mark in our video below).  At the end of the ride Slink stops to hear Mr. Pricklepants (from Toy Story 3) sing “You’ve Got a Friend in Me”.

This attraction is a fully outdoor coaster so although the ride closes during bad weather, it provides some of the best views in all of Toy Story Land.

Slinky Dog Dash is limited to guests 38 inches in height and is a Tier 1 FastPass+ attraction (guests are limited to just one Tier 1 FastPass+ reservation out of their initial three selections).  Although wait times can easily exceed 60 minutes on a typical summer day, we consider Slinky Dog Dash an attraction that is worth the wait.  

Endless Summer Tip: Unless your priority is Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, make Slinky Dog Dash your initial stop upon park opening (no need if you have a FastPass+).

Toy Story Mania!

One of the our favorite rides throughout all of the Disney parks is Toy Story Mania!  This ride is a 4D shooting game featuring Woody, Buzz and your other favorite Toy Story Characters. 

Guests board a carnival-inspired ride vehicle which features two, two-person cars.  The goal is to shoot the targets that are in five individual games.

  • Hamm & Eggs
  • Rex & Trixie’s Dino Darts
  • Green Army Men Shoot Camp
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Flying Tossers
  • Woody’s Rootin’ Tootin’ Shootin’ Gallery

The riders accumulate points when hitting their targets and the one with the most points is the winner.

There are no height or age restrictions for Toy Story Mania!  There is some spinning movement when on the ride vehicle but we consider that to be fairly mild in nature so this attraction is suitable for just about all guests.

Endless Summer Tip: Wait times for Toy Story Mania can get lengthy and exceed one hour on a typical summer day.  Since this attraction is a “Tier 2” FastPass+, we highly recommend selecting this ride for a FastPass+. 

Alien Swirling Saucers

Alien Swirling Saucers is the perfect ride to finish your day in Toy Story Land.   Guests hop on board a flying saucer along with a one of the little green men (from the Toy Story movies) for a ride through space.

Although this is a mild ride, it is limited to guests 32 inches and taller.  There is some minor spinning but most riders will find this attraction fun and easy.

Endless Summer Tip: Wait times for Alien Swirling Saucers are fairly moderate and typically less than 30 minutes.  We don’t recommend using a FastPass+ for this attraction and if time becomes tight, this is an attraction that can be skipped without regret.

Shopping and Dining at Toy Story Land

Shopping and dining at Toy Story Land is not as extensive as you will find in other areas of Disney’s Hollywood Studios (like Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge).  There are two venues which include:

Woody’s Lunch Box

Guests can get breakfast, lunch or dinner at Woody’s Lunch Box.  This quick service dining restaurant serves a variety of American fare including sandwiches, Totchos and snacks and is typically open all day during normal park hours.

Click here to see the lunch and dinner menu at Woody’s Lunch Box.

The Toy Story Store

Within the Toy Story Store guests will find all things inspired by the Toy Story movies including souvenirs, gifts and apparel.

 Where Should We Stay When Visiting the Disney’s Hollywood Studios?

Both Toy Story Land and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge are extraordinarily popular and the main draws for guests to visit Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  So when you visit we recommend that you arrive as early as possible. Disney hotel guests are allowed into the park prior to the public opening via “Extra Magic Hours”.  

Due to their proximity to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, we recommend staying at one of the hotels in the Epcot Resort area – specifically one of the following:

Each of these five resorts provide transportation to Disney’s Hollywood Studios via the Friendship Boats or there is a walking path that runs adjacent to the Boardwalk Inn.

Endless Summer Tip:  We find the Swan and Dolphin the best value for the money and are typically our choice as where to stay when visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  Make sure to check out our hotel tour & review posts for the Walt Disney World Swan and Walt Disney World Dolphin.

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If you are staying at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort or Disney’s Riviera Resort, take the Disney Skyliner.  While the Skyliner may be busy first thing in the morning, it could be better than taking the bus.

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