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Toy Story Land creating some much needed buzz at Hollywood Studios

Discussion in 'Disney Vacation Club - DVC' started by RNCollins, Jul 16, 2018.

  1. RNCollins

    RNCollins TUG Member

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    Toy Story Land creating some much needed buzz at Hollywood Studios

    By Holly V. Kapherr / Travel Weekly / July 11, 2018

    “I live in Orlando, so, naturally, when guests from out of town come to visit, they want to head to the theme parks. We took our most recent visitors on a whirlwind park hop through Disney's Hollywood Studios, Epcot and Magic Kingdom in early May. Out of all of the rides we experienced that day, the Toy Story Mania ride at Hollywood Studios was the major highlight. There was only one issue: the queue.

    "Is the line always broken in two like that, with the awkward walkway down the middle?" asked one of our visitors. No, I said, it's because the new Toy Story Land is opening at the end of June. The disappointment on their faces was unmistakable. They wished they'd waited until this summer to come visit, so they could have been one of the first to experience the new land.

    Toy Story Land opened to the public on June 30 at Disney's Hollywood Studios, the first step in Disney's attempt to revitalize the struggling park, which has consistently seen lower attendance numbers than its three sister parks, according to the Theme Entertainment Association. Disney wants to take Hollywood Studios from a park that takes guests "behind the scenes" to one that puts them into the scenes, with the opening of Toy Story Land and the highly anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge land, which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2019.

    For its part, Toy Story Land delivers. I attended the opening celebration weekend, and to put it in the simplest terms, it's fun! Much of Hollywood Studios feels very staid and faux-old-Hollywood "elegant," but this part of the park is just pure, unadulterated fun. Toy Story Land is silly and vibrant and colorful and whimsical and has a real childlike, happy vibe to it....”

    The Slinky Dog Dash rollercoaster in Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
    Photo: Travel Weekly
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  2. mj2vacation

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    It lacks an important feature. Shade. For the most part, is non-existent.

    The rides are a decent addition. The theming is ok.

    Sandwiched in between Pandora and Star Wars openings, and considering the strong love for the trilogy, the land is a little bit of a let down.

    Pandora is such an incredible experience. Star Wars will be. Happy to have toy story, but hope that some of the legitimate concerns are addressed. Disney typically does tweaks after the fact.

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