Disney has a lot of projects in the works at Walt Disney World, including the openings of Star Wars Land, Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway, the Tron Roller Coaster, Ratatouille, and the Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster. However, one thing that all of these projects have in common is they are all more than a year away, with Star Wars Land set to open in 2019, and the rest all TBA. 

However, though the majority of all of these projects are far in the future, 2018 will see the opening of at least a few new exciting attractions, including two at an all-new land. 

1. Slinky Dog Dash


Status: Confirmed

Opening in: Summer 2018

A brand new roller coaster is coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios that will form the backbone of the all-new Toy Story Land, now confirmed to be opening in summer 2018. Described as a family-friendly roller coaster (so expect low speeds and small height restrictions), the Slinky Dog Roller Coaster will see guests boarding vehicles shaped like Slinky Dog and then zooming around a winding track, passing through tunnels and other landmarks around Toy Story Land.

This attraction reached an important milestone last summer when the final piece of track for the Slinky Dog Dash coaster was installed. To celebrate, Walt Disney Imagineering shared a video giving guests an up-close look at the new coaster, which you can watch above.

2. Alien Swirling Saucers

Image: Disney

Status: Confirmed

Opening in: Summer 2018

The second confirmed new attraction for Toy Story Land is a spinning flat ride named Alien Swirling Saucers (don't try and abbreviate that), which will be inspired specifically by the first Toy Story film and will be designed to look like a play set found in Andy’s room.

During the Alien Swirling Saucers ride experience, guests will be able to board rocket shaped toy vehicles while aliens fly around in toy flying saucers wielding “The Claw”, which will dangle menacingly above. Once things get going, riders will rotate quickly around toy planets and satellites, all while special “Space Jazz” music (which was developed just for this new ride) plays whimsically in the background. 

Like Slinky Dog Dash, construction on this attraction is all but completed, with only the finishing touches needing to be added. 


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