An initial video rendering of the coaster's planned track was revealed last August at a D23 event in California, but at the media preview at Walt Disney World held last week, Disney rolled out an updated rendering that gives you a detailed view of how the roller coaster will flow through the park expansion.
Rex, the toy tyrannosaur, shows most prominently atop a falling Jenga tower along the track and looks to be the highest point in all of Toy Story Land.
In the video you can also see Jessie and Green Army Men prominently. From the ride, you'll pass by the back end of the other new planned ride in the land, the Alien Swirling Saucers, which is themed after the little three-eyed, green alien toys from the claw machine at Pizza Planet. Riders will spin around while avoiding the claw. It's a double ride set up in a similar approach to the expanded Dumbo rides at New Fantasyland.
The two rides will join the existing Toy Story Mania! That track is set to open this Memorial Day weekend. The entire expansion is made so visitors will feel like they are shrunk down to the size of toys, which will be nice for those that already miss the "Honey I Shrunk the Kids" play area that's being bulldozed in favor of both the acre Toy Story and Star Wars expansions.
The reimagining of Disney's Hollywood Studios will take guests to infinity and beyond, allowing them to step into the worlds of their favorite films, starting with Toy Story Land. This new acre land will transport guests into the adventurous outdoors of Andy's backyard. Guests will think they've been shrunk to the size of Woody and Buzz as they are surrounded by oversized toys that Andy has assembled using his vivid imagination. Using toys like building blocks, plastic buckets and shovels, and game board pieces, Andy has designed the perfect setting for this land, which will include two new attractions for any Disney park and one expanded favorite.
Disney Parks The reimagining of Disney's Hollywood Studios will take guests to infinity and beyond, allowing them to step into the worlds of their favorite films, starting with Toy Story Land. Disney Parks Walt Disney Co. Toy Story Land itself will be 11 acres. The landscape will be dominated by the Slinky Dog Dash track and from the renderings, oodles of Tinker Toys, play blocks and other toys stuck in the ground.
From the rendering, it looks like riders will leave the building at the rear of the park expansion and proceed on a flat track pretty far before climbing up an initial incline that immediately turns degrees and down into a complete degree twist that then runs into another degree inclined turn before heading straight over the walking path that parkgoers take to get to the entrance.
With no initial climb, the ride may have a propulsion launch to get riders enough speed to enter into that first turn. Once over the bridge, there's a blue-and-red track that could give Slinky Dog another push into a small incline that then sends riders into a five-turn zig and zag finale before returning to the building from whence they started. As far as views go, most of Disney's other park roller coasters are housed in their own thematic structures, meaning not much change to look out over the park, like Space Mountain , Rock 'n Roller Coaster and even Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.
This one will be more like Goofy's Barnstormer, although bigger and longer from the look of the renderings. No specifics on roller coaster speed, time or length have been released, though.