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PHOTOS: Slinky Dog Dash Testing 3 Trains in Latest Toy Story Land Update

This is a Toy Story Land Construction Update.  We are now only 41 days from the opening of Toy Story Land in Disney’s Hollywood Studios and that means full all out press till the finish.  Lots has changed only in the last couple weeks since our May Toy Story Land Construction Update, and today we’re going to look at some of the final details being installed.  One of those is the Slinky Dog Dash coaster which has been testing 3 trains on the track at once.

We’ll also check in on the other attractions like Alien Swirling Saucers and Toy Story Midway Mania which is pretty far along with its new interactive queue.  And we also learned this past week that Toy Story Midway Mania is closing for one week in June before the Toy Story Land opening to get the new queue ready.

As always @biorecontruct on Twitter took some amazing aerial shots from above so that we could get a better view of Toy Story Land and see how it’s progressing.  Let’s take a look at how it’s going:

Here is the latest aerial shot of Toy Story Land.  It’s really starting to look nice with lots of greenery in place around Slinky Dog Dash:

Slinky Dog Dash Testing 3 Trains in Latest Toy Story Land Update aerial

If you don’t believe how much progress has been made in less than two years, look at this photo of the Toy Story Land site from back in August 2016:

Toy Story Land Update August 2016

and compare it to Toy Story Land today!  A world of difference and it actually looks like a theme park again:

Toy Story Land Update may 2018

To get into Toy Story Land you’ll have to use one of the two entrances.  This is where the main entrance will be off Pixar Place.  To show how Disney handles scenery changes between land, you can see where Toy Story Land will officially begin when you look at the difference in light fixtures.  In the middle of the photo they look like pretty standard green light posts, but at the bottom of the they are made of toys:

Toy Story Land entrance

Moving into Toy Story Land you see the new Midway Mania queue which is being built on the left and Woody’s Lunch Box on the right.  Notice on the Toy Story Midway Mania sign the facade at the entrance is currently getting painted:

Toy Story Midway Mania new queue

Toy Story midway mania queue facade

Here’s a view from the back end of the queue and behind Woody’s Lunch Box:

From this angle you can see the Toy Story Land attractions much better.  Alien Swirling Saucers is to the left and Slinky Dog Dash coaster on the right:

Toy Story Land aerial

At Alien Swirling Saucers the yellow arrow is pointing out the marquee for the attraction’s queue now in place:

Latest Toy Story Land Update Alien Swirling Saucers queue marquee

Latest Toy Story Land Update Alien Swirling Saucers queue

If you look close inside the building, you will also see that many of the attraction cars are in place already.  They of course are themed to the little green men from Toy Story.  I still want a look at “The Claw” though:

Slinky Dog Dash Testing 3 Trains in Latest Toy Story Land Update Alien Swirling Saucers

From the back you can get a shot of Woody’s Lunch Box.  The food window will be on the left and it’s been recently painted and it also looks like most of the decorations on the side of the building are in place:

Slinky Dog Dash Testing 3 Trains in Latest Toy Story Land Update Woody's Lunch Box

Check out the Woody’s Lunch Box Menu here to see what mouthwatering treats await!

Lastly is what will for sure be the most popular ride in Toy Story Land, the Slinky Dog Dash coaster.  Here we get a good view of the station where people will wait in queue and then be loaded on the trains.  Here you can see they are testing 3 Slinky Dog Dash trains simultaneously to see how they work around each other and to get the timing right for the launches:

Slinky Dog Dash Testing 3 Trains in Latest Toy Story Land Update station

Slinky Dog Dash Testing 3 Trains in Latest Toy Story Land Update

As they are testing the Slinky Dog Dash trains, they’ve been loaded with weights to simulate how it will be with real passengers:

Slinky Dog Dash Testing 3 Trains with weights

More details with the train moving around the curve with Jessie and Rex:

Slinky Dog Dash Testing 3 Trains in Latest Toy Story Land Update rex and jessie

If you are going to Hollywood Studios and Toy Story Land this Summer, I highly recommend you start making your FastPass+ reservations now as they are now available and extremely hard to get.  For more help check out our entire Toy Story Land FastPass+ Strategy Guide and Tips so you don’t miss anything!

Make sure to watch Toy Story 3 on Wednesday, May 23 from 8-10pm EST for another Toy Story Land Sneak Peak on ABC!

Don’t forget to check out my latest Disney World Construction Updates including:

Your Thoughts:

I want to know what you think about this latest update and the Slinky Dog Dash coaster testing 3 trains.

  • Are you going to Toy Story Land on opening day?
  • What are you most excited about in this new land?

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Photos: @Bioreconstruct

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[…] has changed since the last update where we saw 3 Slinky Dog Dash Trains being tested simultaneously.  We also learned about potential Toy Story Land preview events […]

Morgan Paschal

Monday 21st of May 2018

It does not appear they will have a Pass Holder preview for Toy Story Land. I have a Silver pass and was hoping to get a first glimpse before my black-out dates kick in.


Monday 21st of May 2018

yeah it doesn't seem like they will have them, at least not until the week or a few days before unfortunately