Sunday 8 July 2018

DDG 217 - Spotlight on Pixar

Welcome to part 1 of show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 217 for Sunday 8th July 2018. If you want to listen, whilst you read these notes, all you have to do is press the green triangle on the audio player below. Alternatively, why not listen via iTunes, Stitcher Radio or any podcast catching place!
On this weeks show we review the two new but different Pixar based attractions that are open in the two American Disney theme parks.
Photo Credit - The Unofficial Guide to WDW for Kids
On these set of notes we start with Toy Story Land in Disney Hollywood Studios, as Disney have increased the size of the presence of Toy Story here into a full land. Toy Story Midway Mania remains unchanged apart from the new entrance however there are two new attractions; Slinky Dog Dash and Alien Saucer Spin.
Photo Credit - The Unofficial Guide to WDW for Kids
On opening weekend lines were incredibly long. At points guests with fastpasses only were being let into the land and queues were upto 300 minutes and beyond. Our advice is to rope drop these attractions and also utilise the Fastpass system via the Disney app. Another tip is to visit during the evening as the lighting is amazing. 
Photo Credit - The Unofficial Guide to WDW for Kids
Slinky Dog Dash
Slinky Dog Dash
Guests over 38" tall are able to ride this coaster style attraction which lasts approximately 2 minutes. Whilst it is not meant to be a white knuckle ride (like Rock n Roller Coaster) it certainly will play on the 'feels' of the land where adult guests are taken back to their childhood.
Photo Credit Unofficial Guide to WDW for Kids
Alien Saucer Spin
Guests over 32" can ride this 'whipping' style attraction. Its movement is very reminicent of Mateors Junkyard Jamboree in Cars Land but themed to the cute aliens in the Toy Story franchise.
Photo Credit Unofficial Guide to WDW for Kids
The Land Itself
The theming is excellent and will remind all adults of the familiar toys that they played with as a child. Some children may not recognise instantly some of the toys but they will be bowled over by the colours and playfulness of everything.

There are so many hidden secrets and gems to be found whilst walking around the popsicle benches and wall is an example of this.

Food Offerings
Lunch Box Tarts - Photo Credit WDW Website
Woody's Lunch Box is the place to go to if you want to eat in Toy Story Land. On the show we discuss the many offerings and give our verdict on them. 
S'mores French Toast Sandwich - Photo Credit WDW Website
Whilst we both feel the offerings are quite heavy on bread placed products, it does as per the theming - offers a childs typical lunchbox.  However, this is perhaps prior to health professionals pressure on what a health lunch box should contain! 
Monte Cristo - Photo Credit WDW Website
On the show we discuss our idea for the addition of a table service option for the land as well.

That is about it for this weeks notes, as usual we encourage you to contact the show in the usual manner.  

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