Toy Story Land is coming to life!
Disney lovers got a first look inside the highly anticipated land coming to the Orlando resort on Wednesday. Good Morning America‘s Paula Faros, donning a hard hat and construction vest, got a glimpse of the 11-acre attraction, which opens June 30.
The segment featured a first look at two new rides in action: Slinky Dog Dash, a kid-friendly coaster, and Aliens Swirling Saucers, which appears to be a teacups-style spinner.
An imagineer also revealed a favorite minor character, Wheezy the Penguin, makes a surprise appearance at the end of the Slinky Dog ride. He’ll of course be singing his hit, “You’ve Got a Friend in Me.”
Other characters on site include Sarge and his green army men, and of course Buzz Lightyear, who turn up in the segment.
GMA also checked in with Tim Allen, who voiced Lightyear in the Pixar trilogy.
“It’ll be the detail stuff that I want to see —what you hold what you touch,” the actor said of his hopes for the land, which will be part of the larger Disney’s Hollywood Studios park. “I want to see how they incorporate that live experience.”
He added, “They’ve moved the bar. It’s gonna be very exciting.”
According to an earlier release from Disney, Toy Story Land will “transport guests into the adventurous outdoors of Andy’s backyard” and make them feel like they’ve shrunk down to the size of a toy.
In addition to the rides, there will also be a new restaurant, Woody’s Lunch Box, and many more themed attractions.
“With set pieces, staging, attractions and experiences Toy Story Land represents the best of Walt Disney Imagineering’s collaboration with our storytelling partners at Pixar Animation Studios,” said Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “This new land will place guests inside the wondrous world of Woody, Buzz and their pals – and invite everyone to experience the joy of being a toy.”
Disneyland Resort in California will also debut a new land, on June 23: Pixar Pier will replace the existing Paradise Pier and feature a new ride, the Incredicoaster, which is themed to their forthcoming sequel to 2004’s The Incredibles, premiering June 15.