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Toy Story Land opens at Hong Kong Disneyland

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Published: November 17, 2011 at 9:28 PM

Hong Kong Disneyland opened the next phase in its expansion with the public debut of Toy Story Land today.

Toy Story Land opening
Photos courtesy Hong Kong Disneyland

Toy Story Land features three new kids' rides:

  • RC Racer: a high-speed U-shaped coaster ride
  • Slinky Dog Spin: a kid-friendly himalaya-type ride
  • Toy Soldier Parachute Drop: a gentle drop ride

Toy Story Land rides
The Toy Story Parachute Drop, with the RC Racer in the background to the left and the Slinky Dog Spin below and to the right.

The land also features an interactive Toy Soldier Boot Camp (think Jedi Training Academy, but with Andy's plastic soldiers leading the show), a meet-and-greet area with the Toy Story characters and "Cubot," which Disney describes as " a living, spinning block toy with multiple faces and voices."

Spin Cubot's blocks to make a mix-and-match, crazy character like you have never seen before. What would a toy with the head of a Princess, the body of an Astronaut and the feet of a Cowboy look and sound like? If you don't know the answer, then come and ask Cubot! He'll be waiting for you in Andy's backyard and can't wait to play a game with you.

Readers' Opinions

From Phil B. on November 17, 2011 at 10:57 PM
Seems like a fun themed land with a few mediocre rides. Any plans to bring Midway mania here in the future so as to give the land a marque attraction?
From Joshua Counsil on November 18, 2011 at 12:30 AM
It's very pretty, but they could have done so much more with this land even while limiting the scope to children.
From Anon Mouse on November 18, 2011 at 6:54 AM
What is Toy Story Land without Toy Story Mania? Its signature attraction is missing.

The design is similar to Legoland. Perhaps they stumbled on to something if they know how to exploit it.

From Dominick D on November 18, 2011 at 10:08 AM
Seems like a mini Legoland. FAY UL!
From Robert Niles on November 18, 2011 at 11:40 AM
For the record, there's a Toy Story Playland with the same attraction line-up at Walt Disney Studios in Paris, so Disney has a template here. Who knows if we'll ever see it in a US park?
From Caroline Davis on November 23, 2011 at 1:51 PM
So it's a clone of the one in Disneyland Paris? I hope they have corrected the capacity issues, especially on the parachute drop.

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