Slinky Dog Zigzag Spin

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Slinky Dog Zigzag Spin
Slinky Dog Zigzag Spin.jpg
Slinky Dog Spin at Hong Kong Disneyland
Walt Disney Studios Park
Area Toy Story Playland
Status Operating
Opening date August 17, 2010 (2010-08-17)
Hong Kong Disneyland
Area Toy Story Land
Status Operating
Opening date November 17, 2011 (2011-11-17)
General statistics
Attraction type Caterpillar ride
Manufacturer Intamin
Designer Walt Disney Imagineering
Theme Toy Story
Disney's Fastpass availabile at Walt Disney Studios Park
Single rider line availabile at Walt Disney Studios Park

Slinky Dog Zigzag Spin is a Caterpillar-style ride at Walt Disney Studios Park in France and Hong Kong Disneyland. The ride is part of the Toy Story Playland in France, and Toy Story Land in Hong Kong. The France ride opened on August 17, 2010, with the Hong Kong installation opening on November 17, 2011.[1]

Attraction[edit]

At the heart of Toy Story Playland is the land's oldest character toy: an authentic "Collector's Edition" Slinky Dog, complete with original 1950s cardboard box.

This powered roller coaster is the tamest attraction in the land, simply offering a continuous, circular ride up and down a relatively gentle incline. Aimed primarily at a younger age group, it nevertheless provides enough fun and kitsch design to be appreciated by a wide demographic of visitors.

Entering a queue line formed out of Lincoln Logs building blocks, you eventually step inside the giant box itself, which even has a retro-styled boardgame printed on its inside. The giant Slinky Dog train is connected end-to-end, travelling in a loop around a dog bowl filled with rubber bones and Andy's baseball. It builds up enough speed to provide a mild, fun thrill which, combined by the quick rise and descent, actually provides a ride not too dissimilar to Dumbo the Flying Elephant.

The layout takes advantage of the land's sloping elevation to provide perhaps the most convincing feeling of being shrunk, especially when standing at the foot of the ride, its enormous box towering above, surrounded by oversized grass.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, Thomas (November 17, 2011). "Toy Story Land Officially Opens at Hong Kong Disneyland". Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved November 18, 2011.