Slinky Dog Dash
|Slinky Dog Dash|
|Disney's Hollywood Studios|
|Location||Disney's Hollywood Studios|
|Park section||Toy Story Land|
|Soft opening date||June 29, 2018|
|Opening date||June 30, 2018|
|Type||Steel – Family – Launched|
|Designer||Walt Disney Imagineering|
|Speed||40 mph (64 km/h)|
|Height restriction||38 in (97 cm)|
|Trains||4 trains with five cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows (except for the last car), for a total of 18 riders per train.|
Must transfer from wheelchair
|Slinky Dog Dash at RCDB|
Pictures of Slinky Dog Dash at RCDB
Themed around the Toy Story films, the story of the ride is that Andy has built a roller coaster using his "Dash & Dodge Mega Coaster Kit" and decided to use Slinky Dog as the ride vehicle. The ride can accommodate up to four trains at a time.
The attraction concludes with a performance by the first ever audio-animatronic Wheezy the Penguin, who serenades guests at the Big Finale on the final brake run. Wheezy's singing on the ride was voiced by actor Sean Kenin.[better source needed]
In August 2015 at the D23 Expo, it was announced that Toy Story Land would be added to Disney's Hollywood Studios. There would be two new attractions in the area: Slinky Dog Dash and a Alien Swirling Saucers. Slinky Dog Dash would be the park's second roller coaster, with the first one being Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith.
Construction of Slinky Dog Dash began 2016, alongside Toy Story Land and Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. The track layout was finished on August 1, 2017. Later that month, the ride vehicle arrived at the park.
The ride performed its first test runs in September 2017.
On June 30, 2018, Slinky Dog Dash opened to guests, along with Toy Story Land.
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