Summer openings: Toy Story Land at Disney Hollywood Studios, Pixar Pier at California Adventure Park

Expect more Pixar-themed rides and thrills this summer at Disney theme parks in California and Florida.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is set to open Toy Story Land on June 30 at the Walt Disney World Resort theme park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Pixar Pier will make its debut June 23 at California Adventure Park, a redo of Paradise Pier, at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim.

Toy Story Land

Characters from the 1995 movie “Toy Story” — Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang — will appear in a newly created larger-than-life land that resembles Andy’s backyard. Yep, visitors “shrink” to the size of Woody or Buzz as they enter the 11-acre attraction.

Fans will be able to take a spin on the Slinky Dog roller coaster and swirl around with the green Aliens in flying saucers. Also classic toys from the movie — Crayons, Rubik’s Cubes, Cooties, Green Army Men — are part of the playtime vibe.


Toy Story Land opened at Hong Kong Disneyland in 2011 and will open at Shanghai Disneyland on April 26.

Pixar Pier

The pier will open with a new coaster, called the Incredicoaster, based on the upcoming film “Incredibles 2,” which has a June 15 release date, according to a news release.

At the attraction, expect to see four “neighborhoods”: one based on “The Incredibles,” others on “Inside Out” and “Toy Story,” and a fourth one based on a collection of Pixar stories. Mickey’s Fun Wheel will change to reflect a Pixar theme too.

Before Pixar Pier officially opens in June, Disneyland will hold its first Pixar Fest on April 13.

Highlights include a new fireworks show, “Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular”; a Pixar Play Parade, adding characters such as the Pixar Lamp; and “Paint the Night,” a light show with 1.5 million LED lights.

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