The day was finally here! Toy Story Land! (I’ll be combining the pictures from our morning and afternoon visit!)
The posted hours were 7 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Our plan was to “rope drop” so we could ride Slinky Dog, beat a lot of people, and ride things multiple times if able. So this meant…be on the bus by 6 a.m. at the latest, which meant wake up at 5:15 a.m. (I am not a morning person and this is way too early for me! But I spring out of bed in Disney!). It was 0-dark thirty:
The walk to the bus stop was so quiet! There were only a few handfuls of people on our bus. It was so strange walking into the park and it was still semi-dark!
Even arriving as early as we did, there was still a small crowd of people ahead of us.
Tips: Stay to the right and get as far to the front as possible. Do not stop and shop or to get a coffee from the longggggg Starbucks line! You can do all of that after you hit the three rides in TSL.
Our morning touring PLAN:
- Ride Slinky Dog
- Ride Alien Swirling Saucers
- Ride Toy Story Midway Mania
- Eat breakfast
- Ride Rock N Roller Coaster with FP+
- Ride Star Tours with FP+
- Eat lunch.
- Afternoon break.
From the second you enter the Land, the details are amazing!
We headed directly to Slinky Dog to get in the stand by line. We had FP+ for later, but for sure wanted to ride it more than once! It is crucial that you get here at rope drop if you want to do this! Minimize time standing in line, and maximize touring time.
We waited in line maybe 20 minutes at the most? This ride is SO MUCH FUN! I loved it. In my opinion, it’s 10 times better than Mine Train. I couldn’t wait to ride it again!
From there, Kinsey and I went to Toy Story Midway Mania and walked right on. Alex and her family got in line to meet Woody /Jessie I think! The line for the characters was longer than TSMM. They were just getting their picture taken as we were walking off the ride. There was still no line for Midway Mania, so we rode it again with Alex’s crew.
(My goal is always 200,000! And to beat my husband. But alas, he was not on this trip!). Another fun wall as you are walking out of Midway Mania.
This is following the exit from Midway Mania.
The Popsicle Stick Wall!
The fun bathrooms!
It was about this point that I was getting hungry. And Alex wanted Starbucks. So Kinsey and I headed to the Joffrey’s stand just outside of Toy Story Land so I could get a DONUT! One of those huge, frosted, sprinkled DONUTS!
It was heavenly. Everything I dreamed of and more! After this quick breakfast break we headed to Alien Swirling Saucers. From here you could see the construction going on for the new Star Wars area.
We did the standby line for this and the wait was about 20ish minutes.
This was a fun little ride, but nothing I would stand in line longer than 20 minutes for.
Of course we had to try the Lunch Box Tarts from Woody’s Lunch Box (the quick service location in Toy Story Land).
We shared this amongst us. They were bigger than I thought they would be! And they were delicious. Definitely a good, sweet snack option.
As we were heading out to our Rock N Roller coaster FP+ (which was 8:40-9:40 a.m.), tons of people were just pouring in. We were so glad we hit it right at official park opening time!
Up next…the rest of Hollywood Studios Touring