Wheelchair Users Guide to Toy Story Land

Toy Story Land

Welcome to Toy Story Land! We were really excited to check out the newest land in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. I think it’s a fun area that kids and adults can enjoy. Our wheelchair users guide to Toy Story Land covers what you can expect at the attractions, the new quick service location Woody’s Lunch Box, and a few tips to make your visit more enjoyable.

Attractions

There are three attractions located in Toy Story Land. Toy Story Mania, Slinky Dog Dash, and Alien Swirling Saucers. All three are wheelchair friendly. I think the accessibility was well thought out. Two attractions require you to transfer but they made it as easy as possible.

Accessible Attractions | Slinky Dog Dash

Toy Story Mania

Toy Story Mania has been around for a while but it has a new entrance and queue. You don’t have to transfer to experience this attraction. I feel it’s one of the most wheelchair friendly attractions in Walt Disney World. And it’s so much fun! You can find out more in our Toy Story Mania post.

Alien Swirling Saucers

To be honest, I wasn’t expecting a lot from Alien Swirling Saucers. But it is a lot more fun than it looks! You can’t help but laugh as you swirl around to the music. It’s even cooler at night since each song has its own lighting package. Our Alien Swirling Saucer post has more photos and details.

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Slinky Dog Dash

I really love Slinky Dog Dash. It is so much more thrilling than I expected and has such a smooth ride. The accessible ride vehicle is a lot like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train but it’s a little easier to get in and out of. Full review and photos are in our Slinky Dog Dash post.

FastPass Planning

The FastPasses at Disney’s Hollywood Studios are separated into two tiers. The first tier has all of the Toy Story Land attractions and the second tier has everything else. You can only choose one attraction from tier 1 so that means you get to pick two in tier 2.

I would recommend using your one Toy Story Land FastPass for Slinky Dog Dash. It’s the most popular attraction right now. I would also recommend making your FastPass early in the morning or later in the day when the sun is going down. (More on that below.) But if you don’t want to experience Slinky Dog Dash or can’t transfer then choose Toy Story Mania.

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If you are planning on visiting all three attractions we recommend taking advantage of morning Extra Magic Hours if you are on staying on property. Or stopping by later at night. That’s when the wait times will be the shortest. And you’ve probably heard that there isn’t a lot of shade in Toy Story Land and the queues are primarily outside. This means you can get really hot really fast.

We rode Slinky Dog Dash using our FastPass at 1:00 pm in the afternoon. I felt overheated in our short wait plus it was hot on the attraction. We also went through the standby queue at night while the fireworks were going off. The wait was shorter than posted and with the fans in the queue we really didn’t get that hot. You are also more likely to get caught in a rain shower in the afternoon. It’s not fun getting stuck in an outdoor queue when it’s pouring rain.

Disney Tourist Blog has a great post for planning your day at Hollywood Studios.

Woody's Lunch Box

Woody’s Lunch Box is the new and only quick service location in Toy Story Land. It’s open for breakfast and lunch & dinner. It does offer mobile ordering through the My Disney Experience app. We definitely recommend using it to cut down on your wait time. All of the seating is outside so I wouldn’t dine here if it’s too hot outside. There are umbrellas but I don’t really enjoy eating when I’m really hot.

Because there is shade it can be hard to find a table. People tend to linger while they cool off. Also, there are a few tables that are super cute but the seats don’t move. (The seats look like Babybel cheese.) Those tables are not easy for wheelchair users to get to. It was the only table available when we went but a nice kid waiting on his family traded with us. It’s also another reason to use mobile order. You can wait for a table without a tray of food.

Toy Story Land Vegan Totchos

We had the vegan version of the “Totchos”. They were really good! They have vegan chili, potato barrels, corn chips, vegan cheese, and green onions. Mobile ordering also allows you to customize your meal. (Can you tell we like mobile ordering!) You can see how to veganize your order at Vegan Disney World.

We’d love to hear your Toy Story Land tips and tricks. Just leave a comment below and let us know if you have any questions. Make sure to follow us on Facebook and instagram to keep up with our Disney adventures.

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10 Comments

  1. Jennifer on May 17, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    Hold up. You’re vegan AND use a wheelchair?! Will you just plan my trip for me? lol!

  2. Becky on March 20, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    Does anyone know if the Alien Saucer’s handicap vehicle is fixed yet?

  3. Linda on January 24, 2019 at 8:30 am

    I just wanted to make you aware that the transfer vehicle for alien swirling saucers has been out of commission for several months. We went at Christmas 2018, waited in line for 45 minutes, got up to the cast member at the front and told them we needed the transfer vehicle and then they told us that the transfer vehicle was not available. It was being repaired and they had no idea when it was going to be back in order. I would encourage anyone riding this who needs a transfer vehicle to make sure to ask at the front of the line if it is available or not.

  4. David F on January 20, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    We went to Toy Story Land with my parents this summer. They were both using scooters and my mother isn’t a big ride fan. The biggest issue with Toy Story Land was the lack of accessible shade. I don’t she enjoyed her waiting for us to come off the rides at all. In most other areas she would go inside a shop to wait, but there isn’t an option in this area of the park

  5. Kiara on September 24, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    It’s great is accessible!

  6. Belinda on September 17, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    I just want to say thank you! We went to Disney in 2016 and prior to that, I found and read every thing you wrote! We are planning another trip in 2020 and I continue to read and be updated via your blog – please, please don’t stop! Thank you!

  7. Alison Shore on August 2, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    I was so excited to see your post on Toy Story Land! I can’t wait to take my daughter in February. She has CP and is wheelchair bound and your blog is my go to reference for how the rides and attractions will work for her. Thank you for all that you do!

    • Melissa on August 13, 2018 at 7:01 pm

      I’m so glad the blog has been helpful!

  8. Susanne on July 30, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    Hi, I just found your blog looking for some information on whether our daughter who has Cerebral Palsy could ride the Avatar ride. She loves Soaring. But I am concerned that that seat just doesn’t give her enough neck and head support. It looks amazing, but I just think I would be afraid to let her ride. Particularly if it’s bouncy or lots of jerking back and forth. Besides I can’t be right next to her to monitor her since that vehicle is a kind of independent thing. Kind of bummed since we are going for her birthday. I couldn’t figure how to comment on that post. She used to ride and LOVE Thunder Mountain, but when she was smaller my husband and I could put her between us and provide some support so her head wasn’t jerking around. Now we wouldn’t fit and afraid to let her ride. She LOVES test track because she loves the speed, and at least there is no jerking of her neck and head left and right. Will look at the Mine ride for an alternative to Thunder Mountain. I see you wrote that up too. Thank you so much for this! WE have been many times, but not in a few years.

    • Melissa on August 1, 2018 at 10:25 am

      Hi Susanne! Sorry you had trouble commenting but I am glad you told me. I think I found the issue so thanks! I’ve been thinking about how to answer your question. I think both Mine Train and Slinky Dog Dash are less jerky than Big Thunder Mountain. Both have seats that are pretty high. The Mine Train seat is pretty snug but I think you could get close enough to give her some extra support if she needs it. Slinky Dog would allow you to do the same thing.

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