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As I’m sure our big-time Disney fans already know, Toy Story Land opens at Disney Hollywood Studios in Orlando on June 30, 2018. It is a sure bet that new Disney rides and attractions will always be extremely popular shortly after they open. In this case, the new Toy Story Land will feature two different brand-new rides that are sure to bring in crowds. Naturally, this means you will probably want to try and snag a FastPass+ reservation in advance. If you are wondering just how hard it is to get FastPass reservations to the new Toy Story Land, we have your answers and a few extra few tips.
You can make your Disney World FastPass+ reservations online beginning 60 days from your first Disney day if you are staying at a resort on Disney property, including at the Swan and Dolphin that are both bookable with SPG points. Otherwise, you can book FastPass+ reservations 30 days from your first Disney Parks day once you link your theme park ticket to your online Disney profile.
The two new rides in Toy Story Land will be the Slinky Dog Dash and Alien Swirling Saucers. Slinky Dog Dash is a roller coaster that “Andy has assembled from his Mega Coaster Play Kit and topped off with Slinky and Jessie”. This ride welcomes guests who are 38 inches and up. You can also take a spin on Alien Swirling Saucers, a “playset that Andy won from Pizza Planet”, and apparently you may even get picked by “the claw”. This ride is open to those 32 inches and up. Of course, there is also the all-ages Toy Story Mania! ride that has been open since 2008.
If you need a bite to eat in Toy Story Land, you can stop by the new Woody’s Lunch Box, a counter service restaurant. There you can try out a S’mores French Toast Sandwich, a Raspberry Lunch Box Tart, a Smoked Turkey Sandwich, or some Mystic Portal Punch. Since this is a counter service restaurant, there are no advance dining reservations accepted.
Now that you know a little bit about Toy Story Land, let’s talk about how hard it is to get Toy Story Land FastPasses. While Toy Story Land doesn’t officially open until June 30, 2018, so far of the two new Toy Story Land rides, it seems like a safe bet that Slinky Dog Dash is the harder FastPass to get.
When I peeked at some July 2018 dates a few days ago, I could still get Alien Swirling Saucer FastPasses almost any day I checked, but Slinky Dog Dash was already unavailable on a few dates around the opening day.
Keeping in mind this could change at any point, so far getting Toy Story Land FastPasses is thankfully not nearly as tough as it is to get the Avatar Flight of Passage ride that is often booked for dates 60, 61, or even 62 days out.
You can only select one Toy Story Land ride as one of your three Hollywood Studios FastPass+ reservations since Slinky Dog Dash, Alien Swirling Saucers, and Toy Story Mania! are all Tier 1 FastPass selections. For now, Toy Story Land FastPass+ reservations aren’t terribly hard to get if you plan in advance, but I’d certainly prioritize Slinky Dog Dash, assuming your little ones meet the height requirements.
If you are going to Disney’s Hollywood Studios slightly before the June 30th official open, I’d also keep my eyes and ears tuned for any potential soft openings, though I haven’t yet seen one announced. Perhaps even more importantly, at least to me, is the announcement that Star Wars Land will be opening at Disneyland in summer 2019 and at Hollywood Studios in Orlando in late fall 2019. Star Wars Hotel, here we come…
While we are planning to go to the Walt Disney World Resort this summer, we are likely skipping Hollywood Studios this time around and saving it for when Star Wars Land is ready for action next year.
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