If you don’t have a moving buddy, you better go ahead, get one, and hope that they double as a travel buddy, because we’ve got the perfect destination for you.
During the Parks and Resorts panel at Disney’s giant bi-annual D23 Expo, it was announced that there’s finally an opening date for one of Hollywood Studio’s hotly anticipated expansions. It’s not just Star Wars Land moving in, but a magnificent Toy Story Land is unloading in the park, too.
The area — simply called “Toy Story Land,” and we dig it — will sit nicely up against the already existing Toy Story attraction in the park, Toy Story Midway Mania. And soon, there will be two other brand new rides that make you feel like you’re one of Andy’s toys.
The Disney Parks Blog has descriptions of these new rides, one of which will be a roller coaster. Called Slinky Dog Dash, it will be a family roller coaster where you’ll “zip, dodge and dash around many turns and drops that Andy has created to really make Slinky and his coils stretch to his limits.”
In addition to the coaster, there will also be the Alien Swirling Saucers, in which you have to outsmart the little green aliens — and also THE CLAW.
As for when you can start checking these things out, you’ll need to wait until ~Summer~ 2018. No official date has been set, but for Disney, summertime usually means Memorial Day weekend. Go ahead and mark this down on your calendar and start picking out your favorite toys (and friends) to bring. You’ve got an upcoming date with some lovable plastic play things.