Slinky Dog Dash

Toy Story Land
Disney's Hollywood Studios

FastPass+


Update Note that in July and August 2018 guests staying at select Walt Disney World resort hotels will be able to access Extra Magic Hours daily to experience favorite attractions at Disney's Hollywood Studios, including the attractions in the all-new Toy Story Land.

Also, Gold, Platinum, Platinum Plus, and Premier Passholders will have exclusive access to Toy Story Land this September for "Passholder Play Time!" Dates and times have not yet been released. Disney will notify Passholders by email soon about advance registration for this limited capacity event.

 Slinky Dog Dash Coaster

INTRODUCTION


At the 2015 D23 EXPO, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek unveiled plans for Toy Story Land, to be built at Disney's Hollywood Studios. The new land, inspired by the "Toy Story" film franchise, allows guests to shrink to the size of a toy and explore the world of Andy's backyard. Here's the official press release of the announcement. Slinky Dog Dash is one of two attractions that opened with the new land on June 30, 2018.

ATTRACTION

Slinky Dog Dash is a family coaster attraction featuring a track that Andy has built all over his back yard using his Dash & Dodge Mega Coaster Play Kit and some of his other toys.

The attraction's ride vehicles are spring-tailed spinoffs of Slinky, the iconic American toy from the 1940s. Track and supports for the coaster are done up in bright colors of red, orange, yellow and blue.

As you approach the ride launch you can see Andy's plans sketched out in Crayola crayon on notebook paper. Glue bottles, empty toy boxes and stray coaster parts and pieces are strewn about.

Andy tricked out his coaster creation with a power booster. When Slinky Dog Dash hits its midway point, the coaster stops, reverses a few yards, then shoots through multiple rings pulsing with sounds, spinners and flashing lights to launch riders into the second act of the ride experience, which includes a stretch of camelback humps.

At the end of the attraction, Wheezy, the squeaky toy penguin from the Toy Story films, breaks into a rendition of "You've Got a Friend in Me." Toys and toy packaging complete the scene, including a Rubik's Cube, a game canister for Pick-Up Snakes and toy wooden blocks spelling out F-U-N – all against the backdrop of a towering book, Mr. Pricklepants' "Songs for Singing," compiled by the huggable hedgehog from "Toy Story 3."


TOURING TIPS

Slinky Dog Height MeasurementSlinky Dog Dash is a FastPass+ attraction. As a new attraction, it is very popular, and FastPass+ books quickly, with long standby lines. To avoid a long wait, reserve a FP+ in advance, or ride soon after park opening.

Slinky Dog Dash has a height restriction of 38 inches or 97 cm.

The nearest restrooms are located directly across from the entrance of Alien Swirling Saucers.

The last car in every Slinky Dog train is accessible -- it has a door that swings open to allow for easier access. Those in ECV/scooters must transfer to a standard wheelchair, then to the ride vehicle.

This is a fairly fast coaster with drops and lots of curves. Expectant mothers should not ride.

KIDS AND CHARACTERS

Next to Toy Story Mania entrance is a character greeting area that features Buzz Lightyear, Woody and Jessie throughout the day. In addition, the Green Army Patrol and the Green Army Drum Corps appear in Toy Story Land periodically.

You will also find lots of Disney Characters at a variety of Meet and Greet locations throughout the Studios. Check your Guide Map for times and locations.

Disney's Hollywood Studios Characters At A Glance 
Character Meet and Greet FAQ!

DINING

Toy Story Land has a themed counter-service restaurant called Woody's Lunch Box, which features sandwiches, quick meals and old-fashioned ice cream sodas and floats.

Disney's Hollywood Studios Restaurants At A Glance
Menus From Around the World
Vegetarian and Other Special Diets

SHOPPING

There are two merchandise carts in Toy Story Land that sell all sorts of themed merchandise. In addition, there is a shop in Sunset Blvd.'s Beverly and Sunset called Tinseltown Trinkets that features many Toy Story toys, t-shirts and other Toy Story-themed merchandise.

Shopping at a Glance at Disney's Hollywood Studios

INTERESTING FACTS

The Slinky Dog Dash track and support columns weigh almost as much as 125,000 gallons of milk.

Created especially for Slinky Dog Dash, the Audio-Animatronics figure of Wheezy is unique among Disney Parks globally.

Slinky Dog Dash is a first at Disney Parks -- the first coaster with a second mid-ride launch.

Each train can hold 18 passengers.

In summer 2017, the final piece of track was installed on Slinky Dog Dash. Walt Disney Imagineering shared the photo below, which was snapped just as the final piece of red track was lowered into place.

Slinky Dog Dash Coaster Track

Imagineer Kathy Mangum introduced the concept of Slinky Dog Dash at the D23 Expo in 2015. Here's a video of her presentation.


Below is an early concept video of Slinky Dog Dash.

 

Slinky Dog Dash

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