Edit: Disney is apparently running buses as early as 5:30am, which means Disney buses are a viable way to make it to the Studios by 6:15am. I’ve changed the relevant text below to reflect that.
With Toy Story Land now two weeks old, we can begin to seek some clarity on what we can expect from crowd patterns and wait times at the new attractions moving forward. And what that means for the rest of the Park, at least until Galaxy’s Edge opens late next year. But even then, the Studios is hosting a 7am – 8am morning Extra Magic Hour every day through August 25th. And once those daily morning EMHs end, Annual Passholder previews take over from September 4th through September 29th on Tuesdays through Saturdays. Those previews are scheduled for 7am through 9am on those dates, which means at least a few hundred Passholders will have early access to the Land, which will most likely increase lines and wait times during the first hour of regular operation as some number of passholders hang out in order to take advantage of low morning wait times. So the following really just pertains to the next six-ish weeks, but you can rest assured that the website will be on-site to see how things are progressing for the rest of its natural life. We’re still rope dropping Flight of Passage over at Animal Kingdom, for example, the post for which you can find here.
It’s 5:45am on Friday July 13, 2018. This is earlier than you probably want to arrive considering there are only two other people here.
Our morning continues after Part 1, where we rope dropped Avatar Flight of Passage in Pandora and then made our way over to Na’vi River Journey to see how long we’d wait in standby immediately after. Above is a picture of what is now the theater hosting the “UP! A Great Bird Adventure” show, which replaced Flights of Wonder in the Asia section of the Park earlier this year.
While this post focuses on daytime pictures, my last look around Walt Disney World’s most beautiful theme park at night is available here.
ENOUGH WITH HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS, ALREADY! Although…if you missed the website’s recent coverage of touring Toy Story Land, you can pull that post up here.
It’s 7:37am on the morning of Sunday July 8, 2018 and there’s nowhere I’d rather be than Disney’s Animal Kingdom to rope drop Avatar Flight of Passage. This early, parking and bag check are a breeze and we’re continuing on to wait in one of the two lines that have formed in front of the ticket booths. I think security keeps us this far back because there’s far too much available space to keep an eye on up ahead.
We conclude our inaugural coverage of Toy Story Land with a look at what to expect from Alien Swirling Saucers, Slinky Dog Dash, and Toy Story Mania at the end of the night. This is a continuation from Part 1, where we “enjoyed” dinner at Woody’s Lunch Box, along with stops at Alien Swirling Saucers with FastPass+ and Toy Story Mania in standby.
It’s 9:13pm on July 3rd and this is the walkway towards Slinky Dog Dash. There are a few people around, but the amount of already-cracked concrete is also apparent.
How I feel between publishing one of these posts and reading the first comment on said post.
We return to Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios to see what we can expect from nighttime crowds and wait times. Specifically, I’ll be trying to ride Toy Story Mania, Alien Swirling Saucers, and Slinky Dog Dash in the standby line, in addition to grabbing dinner at Woody’s Lunch Box, the last of which seems slightly out-of-theme. So far, we’ve taken some time to get our bearings in this post, with a lot of arrows pointing towards landmarks big and small. We also considered the Studios’ current FastPass+ situation in this post, with some tips on how to score those elusive Slinky Dog Dash FastPass+, among other things.