If you love the Toy Story films, then head to the Magic Kingdom or Disney's Hollywood Studios to meet Buzz, Woody and the gang in person. Enjoy the magic of Disney-Pixar's beloved Toy Story trilogy with interactive rides, dining, and ideas for take home souvenirs you just can't find anywhere else.
Add these top Toy Story picks to your list the next time you take a Disney World vacation.
Edited by Dawn Henthorn, Florida Travel Expert since 2000.
Ride Toy Story Mania
Take a ride on Disney World's hottest attraction, and see every one of your favorite Toy Story friends on this fun filled Hollywood Studios attraction. Toy Story Mania is Disney at its best — top quality setting, innovative design, interactive play and packed with fun for the entier family.
Long Line Alert! This attraction is one of Disney's most popular offerings, and if you don't arrive early, you won't get to ride. Get to the park when it opens and send the fastest member of your party for fastpass+ to be sure you get to ride Toy Story Mania, or be prepared with some line busting activities to pass the time.
Ride Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin
Help Buzz and friends defeat the evil Zurg in this interactive journey into a real video game. Guests use laser beam blasters to shoot evil aliens and rack up points in this kid-friendly attraction. If a member of your party likes Buzz Lightyear, then don't miss this ride, located in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom.
Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger spin is family friendly, and does not have height restrictions so kids of all ages can ride and play.
Tip: If you have a Toy Story fan in your group, be sure to check out the retail locations in and around this ride for some fun gifts and souvenirs.
Meet the Toy Story Characters
You can find characters from the Toy Story movies in the Magic Kingdom and in Disney's Hollywood Studios. If you are a fan of Buzz Lightyear, spot the world's most famous space ranger each day in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom. Get an autograph from Woody and Jessie when you visit Frontierland at the Magic Kingdom, they greet guests and sign autographs each day.You can also find Buzz, Woody and the gang outside of Toy Story Mania at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
You can snap a photo, get an autograph or just say "hi" when you meet one of the Toy Story characters in person.
Tip: The Toy Story characters are larger than life, so help little ones use their best character greeting manners during your autograph session.
Bring Home a Unique Souvenir
The Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and the Disney resorts offer a unique selection of Toy Story souvenirs to take home. You don't have to spend a fortune on souvenirs — consider having a special item signed by the characters, buy a pressed penny (at only 51 cents, it is Disney's least expensive collectible); or simply frame a photo of you with your favorite character.
Tip: Head to Downtown Disney's Once Upon a Toy store, or the L.A Prop Cinema Storage store in Hollywood Studios to build your own Mr. Potato Head, complete with Disney themed "parts" you just can't find anywhere else. This is an affordable souvenir, and a fun puzzle as well — you pay for your potato head by the box, so you can try to squeeze as many pieces in as you can.
Toy Story Land - Coming Soon!
Toy Story will be coming to life in a big way at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Andy, Woody, Buzz and the gang will have their own "land" — Toy Story Land — where guests to the park will find themselves shrunk to the size of a toy to explore Andy's backyard.
While few details have been announced, we do know two of the new attractions will be a family coaster called Slinky Dog Dash, and Alien Swirling Saucers, designed like a toy play set Andy got from Pizza Planet.
While construction is underway, no debut has been announced for Toy Story Land.