Hollywood Studio’s Toy Story Land –
Slinky Dog Dash – Part 1
Here’s some tips for navigating through Disney’s newest attraction, Slinky Dog Dash, located in Hollywood Studio’s Toy Story Land. The news is that this ride is awesome! If at all possible, get a Fast Pass. If you are not able to get a FP, then keep a close watch on the wait times on the My Disney Experience App.
The Line Moves Quickly
The lines have been snaking their way well past the normal entrance–which is to be expected, of course. Cast members are usually standing by to help direct the crowds to where the line ends, and there are numerous umbrellas set up along the pathway to protect people from the sun. Plus, even though the line is long and probably will be for a while, the it moves quickly. Somehow this helps, doesn’t it? If the line is constantly moving and making progress, the time goes faster. Seems logical, right?
You Need the Play App
The new Play Disney Parks Moblie App is a long line lifesaver! While waiting for Slinky Dog Dash, guests are able to play Andy’s Boardgame Blast, a game on a single device for two to five players. Whoever came up with this game is a genius. Families are given a chance to work together as a team to earn points in the board game and each player got a chance to actually do the activity individually. For example, player one would be prompted do a maze challenge, then they would be asked to pass the device to player two to do the same maze challenge. So there should be no crowding around or fighting about who got to press buttons. Everyone knows their turn is coming up. Plus, the game is able to mix up the order so player one is not always the first player. Other challenges include taking photos and “dressing them up” with silly stickers, crazy bowling, and more.
When you finally get through the queue and approach the coaster, you’ll see the vehicle looks just like the iconic Slinky Dog character in “Toy Story.” It seats 18 people at a time — consisting of nine rows of two.
It may not look as intimidating as other steel coasters in the Orlando area, but Slinky Dog Dash definitely has some oomph.
Right out of the gates, riders speedily accelerate up to the coaster’s highest point. It’s a bold and exciting way to start the coaster.
Midway through the coaster, the Slinky Dog stops and revs up again, blasting you uphill to a fabulous view of the construction for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge park opening in the late fall of 2019. So if any Star Wars fans are looking for a sneak-peak, definitely make sure to ride Slinky Dog.
The rest of the track weaves, drops, and glides — similar to the movements of an actual slinky toy. The coaster is smooth and has a playful track. There are many coasters that give you whiplash, so it really is great that this one does not.
The big finish of Slinky Dog Dash involves a rendition of the classic “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” by none other than a giant animatronic of everyone’s favorite singing penguin, Wheezy. He’s the perfect way to end a rather flawless coaster. The ride lasts about two minutes.
Slinky Dog Dash is great for the whole family but still provides a notable thrill factor. Overall, Slinky Dog Dash is a really exciting new coaster, with adorable theming and is definitely worth the long hot wait.
Have you gotten a chance to ride Slinky Dog Dash in Hollywood Studios yet? What did you think?
Stay tuned for more about Slinky Dog Dash in Part 2.
(Some information from HowtoDisney.com)