In a special segment of Good Morning America, Disney’s Hollywood Studios offered a stunning sneak peek at the resort’s upcoming Toy Story Land section that is set to open June 30th. Here they had the chance to see the new rides that are in store for the theme park, including Slinky Dog Dash roller coaster and Alien Swirling Saucers.
With the teasing of these new attractions, the GMA feature revealed the Wheezy figure’s placement at the exit of the new Slinky Dog Dash roller coaster, where he’ll greet guests with a rendition of “You’ve Got a Friend in Me.” According to the Disney Parks Blog, several other characters from the Toy Story series will accompany Wheezy during his musical set, namely Mike the tape recorder (who gives Wheezy his microphone) and Mr. Spell, who’s set to “text funny commentary” as guests look on.
The Alien Swirling Saucers will take guests on a dizzying journey inside the iconic Pizza Planet. “As you whirl around the toy planets and space stations as part of the game, you’ll swirl to the beat of a fun electronic space music soundtrack that includes eight songs that may sound familiar, but will be heard in a quirky way you’ve never experienced before,” the Disney Parks Blog states. “Guests will also see pizza details throughout the attraction, including pizza columns, a pizza space station and the Planet Pepperonia.”
Toy Story Land is scheduled to open as part of a massive, multi-year overhaul of the Walt Disney World resort’s smallest park.
The renovations also include a Star Wars-themed land and hotel, as well as various improvements to other properties at the Orlando entertainment complex – particularly a Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster at Epcot, a TRON roller coaster at the Magic Kingdom, and a new gondola transport system that will link Disney’s Pop Century, Art of Animation, and Caribbean Beach resorts with the gates of the Hollywood Studios and Epcot.