Hey Disney family! Welcome to our blog! We talk all things Disney World and beyond and we are excited that you could join us! Be sure to follow us on Instagram at ForLoveOfMouse, on Facebook at For The Love of The Mouse and on YouTube at For Love of The Mouse.
Walt Disney World is rolling out the red carpet for the much anticipated opening of Toy Story Land. In case you were not aware, Toy Story Land officially opened to the public on June 30, 2018 to massive crowds.
Hubby and I were absolutely glued to YouTube and Instagram Friday night for the soft opening and Saturday for the real opening! It was absolutely incredible. Lines started forming early Friday morning, just in case Disney decided to soft open. Then, it started pouring rain! It wasn’t looking good for a soft opening until the skies cleared and the toys came out to play in Andy’s backyard for the first time.
Pretty much every YouTube channel we follow and all the locals we know, rushed over to Toy Story Land to get a glimpse and get on Slinky Dog Dash Coaster. It was packed! Both rides were open and both have gotten great reviews and we cannot wait to check them out.
There are two rides in Toy Story Land, Swirling Alien Saucers and Slinky Dog Dash Coaster. As was the case in Pandora, one was pumped up a lot more than the other. Slinky Dog Dash Coaster is the must-do ride in Toy Story Land, but from watching all the footage and the reviews we are really excited for Swirling Saucers as well!
The theming throughout Toy Story Land is unbelievable. You are transported into Andy’s Backyard and become “toy sized”. There are toys that, if you are a 90’s kid, you will transported back to your childhood. Tinker Toys, all of the toys from Toy Story of course, Dominos, the benches are made out of “used” popsicle stick, the new Disney selfie wall has been revealed near the exit of Toy Story Midway Mania, Woody’s Lunch Box is the new quick service meal option in the land and the details to be found in every nook and crany seem endless.
The land is amazing, not only during the day but the magic continues into the night. From the lights being hung by Jessie and Rex to the amazing dimensional lighting blanketing the entire land, it just really comes alive at night.
In addition, for those not trying to fight the crowds at Disney’s Hollywood Studios over the weekend or for those just looking to take a break but wanting to stay in the Toy Story mood, Disney has limited time offerings to satisfy your sweet tooth that are themed for Toy Story and we’re going to tell you, they look adorable and delicious!
Over at Contempo Cafe is quite possibly the cutest sweet option I have ever seen. Barrel of Monkeys looks like a barrel of deliciousness. This banana concoction is encased in a “barrel” of white chocolate. Inside is a banana cake layered with banana cream.
Over at Roaring Fork at Fort Wilderness you can get a chocolate brownie topped with a rich chocolate mousse in the form of the Pixar ball. It is super cute and it looks super rich and tasty.
If you are checking out the Epcot resorts be sure to stop by the Beachclub Marketplace for the Toy Story cookie dough cake pops. There are three different designs and they are beyond cute! One is the cloud wallpaper, the Pixar ball and Woody’s plaid shirt complete with his Sheriff badge.
Be sure to check out these sweet gems when you are out and about at the Walt Disney World resorts. Have you been able to experience Toy Story Land yet? What was your favorite part? If you haven’t been yet, what are you most looking forward to?
Thank you for stopping by and for the love of the mouse, never forget, that it all started with a mouse.