Fittingly on National Slinky® Day today, Walt Disney World Resort revealed the first attraction vehicle for Slinky® Dog Dash, a brand-new family coaster coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Slinky® Dog Dash will be among the toy-riffic experiences found in the all-new 11 acre Toy Story Land that opens next summer. It’s all part of a multi-year transformation of Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Toy Story Land will invite guests to step into the whimsical world of Pixar Animation Studios’ blockbuster films where playtime stretches longer than a Slinky® Dog. Guests will feel like they’ve shrunk to the size of a toy as they play in Andy’s backyard with their favorite Toy Story pals.
Inspired by the playful dachshund spinoff of Slinky®, the classic American toy, Slinky® Dog Dash will send riders dipping, dodging and dashing around turns and drops that Andy has created to stretch Slinky® and his coils to the max.
Slinky® Dog Dash will be joined in the new land by more beloved Toy Story pals in another fresh-from-the-box themed attraction — Alien Swirling Saucers. This Pizza Planet toy play set is loaded with Aliens circling about in their flying saucers pulling along rocket ships full of Guests.
The new land will also encompass what’s already one of the most popular Walt Disney World attractions – Toy Story Mania!
In 2019, Disney’s Hollywood Studios adds another major expansion when Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens. It will give fans the opportunity to live their own Star Wars stories.
Disney has announced the entertainment schedule for this year’s Night of Joy featuring 15 of Contemporary Christian music’s greatest artists. The event will take place at ESPN Wide World of Sports on Friday, September 8 and Saturday, September 9.
Headliners include Christian music legends like Mercy Me, Amy Grant, and Steven Curtis Chapman. In addition, Matthew West will serve as host over the two nights and introduce the artists.
Here’s the schedule of entertainment (Times/Artists subject to change):
Friday, September 8, 2017
- 6 p.m. – Danny Gokey
- 6:50 p.m. – Natalie Grant
- 8:15 p.m. – Zach Williams
- 9:30 p.m. – tobyMac
- 11:45 p.m. – MercyMe
- 6:30 p.m. – Rend Collective
- 8:30 p.m. – Matt Maher
- 10:45 p.m. – Colton Dixon
Saturday, September 9, 2017
- 6 p.m. – Jordan Feliz
- 8 p.m. – Kirk Franklin
- 10:15 p.m. – Steven Curtis Chapman
- 11:15 p.m. – Amy Grant
- 6:30 p.m. – Tye Tribbett
- 8:30 p.m. – Jeremy Camp
- 10:45 p.m. – Crowder
Please note, some events which were part of Fields of Joy last year, will move into the J Center as part of Fan Fest, which includes appearances by Night of Joy artists, Disney character meet-and greets, video games, sporting activities and more.
Tickets are now on sale for Disney Night of Joy 2017, starting at $45 plus tax for single day concert tickets. Guest can check out nightofjoy.com or 407-W-DISNEY for tickets and information. Groups of 10 or more can click here or call 877-NITE-JOY to purchase group tickets and learn about group discounts and benefits.
Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be closed for two weeks in September. The stage show will be dark September 13-26; reopening to guests on September 27, 2017.
For a complete list of current and upcoming refurbishments at Walt Disney World Resort, please visit our refurbishment page.
Tina Fey and her family recently visited Disneyland Resort. During her visit, the actress checked out Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout! at Disney California Adventure park and met up with Groot.