VIDEO: Toy Story Land Opens Saturday At Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy coming next year

ABOVE VIDEO: Check out a #DisneyParksLIVE stream of the dedication ceremony of Toy Story Land, as we join Woody, Buzz and Jessie to officially welcome this charming new land to Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA – As Toy Story Land is about to become part of the Incredible Summer at Walt Disney World Resort, Disney executives today provided updates on other exciting projects at the resort – including news of a high-revving addition coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

The updates precede Saturday’s much-anticipated grand opening of Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Guests to this new land become “honorary toys” and play with their favorite Toy Story characters in fun adventures throughout Andy’s backyard.

“Disney World is enjoying the most significant period of growth in the last two decades, thanks in large part to Toy Story Land,” said George A. Kalogridis, President of Walt Disney World Resort.

He noted the new land is part of a “Disney Theme Park trifecta” with last year’s opening of Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge coming in 2019 to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

“In the run-up to 2021 and the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World, more exciting new attractions and experiences are planned that position the resort for continued growth and galvanize Disney’s place as the leading vacation destination in the world.”

Kalogridis was joined by Catherine Powell, President, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts – Western Region, as well as executives from Walt Disney Imagineering and Disney Parks Live Entertainment.

In news announced today, speeding into Disney’s Hollywood Studios early next year will be – Ka-chow! – Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy.

The all-new show-attraction, to be located in Sunset Showcase near Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, will immerse guests in the world of Cars and bring them face to face with racing legend Lightning McQueen. With help from friends Mater and Cruz Ramirez, McQueen will demonstrate racing techniques on a new simulator and share career highlights with his guests. Of course, this is Lightning McQueen, so a few twists and turns are to be expected on the road ahead.