Slinky Dog Dash

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Slinky Dog Dash
Slinky Dog Dash (29262611338) (cropped).jpg
Disney's Hollywood Studios
LocationDisney's Hollywood Studios
Park sectionToy Story Land
Coordinates28°21′33.9″N 81°33′38.5″W / 28.359417°N 81.560694°W / 28.359417; -81.560694Coordinates: 28°21′33.9″N 81°33′38.5″W / 28.359417°N 81.560694°W / 28.359417; -81.560694
StatusOperating
Soft opening dateJune 29, 2018 (2018-06-29)
Opening dateJune 30, 2018 (2018-06-30)
General statistics
TypeSteel – Family – Launched
ManufacturerMack Rides
DesignerWalt Disney Imagineering
Speed40 mph (64 km/h)
Inversions0
Duration2 minutes
Height restriction38 in (97 cm)
ThemeToy Story
Launches2
Trains4 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.
FastPass+ Available
Must transfer from wheelchair
Slinky Dog Dash at RCDB
Pictures of Slinky Dog Dash at RCDB

Slinky Dog Dash is a launched roller coaster located within Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios that opened on June 30, 2018.[1][2]

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"[3] and decided to use Slinky Dog as the ride vehicle. The ride can accommodate up to four trains at a time.[4][5]

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.[6] Wheezy's singing on the ride was voiced by actor Sean Kenin.[7][better source needed]

History[edit]

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.[8]

Construction of Slinky Dog Dash began 2016, alongside Toy Story Land and Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.[9] The track layout was finished on August 1, 2017.[10] Later that month, the ride vehicle arrived at the park.[11]

The ride performed its first test runs in September 2017.[12]

On June 30, 2018, Slinky Dog Dash opened to guests, along with Toy Story Land.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fickley-Baker, Jennifer (February 16, 2018). "Toy Story Land to Open at Walt Disney World Resort June 30". Disney Parks Blog.
  2. ^ Marden, Duane. "Slinky Dog Dash  (Disney's Hollywood Studios)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved August 5, 2017.
  3. ^ Fickley-Baker, Jennifer (May 2, 2018). "Ride Along With Slinky Dog Dash at Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios". Disney Parks Blog.
  4. ^ Fickley-Baker, Jennifer (August 1, 2017). "All in the Details: Slinky Dog Dash Track Completed in Toy Story Land". Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved August 5, 2017.
  5. ^ Tribou, Richard (April 27, 2016). "A closer look at Disney's Slinky Dog Dash coming to Toy Story Land". OrlandoSentinel.com. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
  6. ^ Fickley-Baker, Jennifer (May 5, 2018). "This Week in Disney Parks Photos: The First Look at New Friends From Toy Story Land". Disney Parks Blog.
  7. ^ "Slinky Dog Dash – Everything You Need to Know". Mickey Blog. July 16, 2018. Retrieved March 4, 2020.
  8. ^ "Toy Story Land To Come To Life At Disney's Hollywood Studios". Disney Parks Blog.
  9. ^ "Disney's Hollywood Studios Update: Star Wars Land and Toy Story Land Construction, Plus PizzeRizzo Now Open". December 13, 2016.
  10. ^ "All in the Details: Slinky Dog Dash Track Completed in Toy Story Land". Disney Parks Blog.
  11. ^ "First Look: Slinky Dog Dash Ride Vehicle Arrives At Disney's Hollywood Studios". Disney Parks Blog.
  12. ^ "BREAKING: Slinky Dog Dash Roller Coaster Begins Testing". September 24, 2017.

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