Slinky Dog Dash
Great for Kids, Teens, Adults
Open since June 2018
Location: Toy Story Land, Disney's Hollywood Studios
Hot dog! This here's the wildest ride in Andy's backyard.
Located in Toy Story Land in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Slinky Dog Dash is a family friendly outdoor roller coaster featuring two launches, some pretty great thrills, and an awesome ride vehicle. After winding through an open-air, toybox themed queue, guests will load into a Slinky Dog vehicle and go on a mild launch uphill. Even though this is billed as a kid-friendly coaster, there are plenty of thrills for teens and adults too. Slinky can get some speed as the coaster twists and turns. This coaster sits a little closer to Big Thunder Mountain than Seven Dwarfs Mine Train or Barnstormer in terms of level of thrill, so keep that in mind for younger guests.
My personal favorite moment is during the middle of the ride when your vehicle will come to a stop, back up, and then launch up the tallest hill on Slinky Dog Dash. It’s a unique twist that’s accompanied by some awesome sound effects. Once up on the hill, you’ll experience spectacular views of the rest of Toy Story Land and Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge, while encountering some intense mini-bumps before making your way back to the station. Once your vehicle has come to a stop, you’ll see a animatronic version of Wheezy the penguin singing “You’ve Got A Friend In Me.”
Slinky Dog Dash is a fun coaster that will be a hit with kids who like roller coasters.
Tips and Tricks for Slinky Dog Dash
- Slinky Dog Dash is currently the most popular ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (this is pre-Galaxy’s Edge), and wait times can get a bit long for a 2 minute ride. Definitely try to get a Fastpass as soon as you can for this ride.
- Slinky Dog Dash features baby swap, allowing one rider to stay back with a child who is too small (or too afraid) to go on the ride. That rider can then go with two other guests in the Fastpass line once the first group goes. Check in with the cast member with the “Disability and Baby Swap” sign by them in order to set up your baby swap on your Magic Band.
- Standard roller coaster rules apply here: Sit on the back for the most intense acceleration on the ride. As for the best view, sit on the right hand side if you want the best view of Star Wars – Galaxy’s Edge.