Jessie And Rex Become First Characters Added To New Disney Toy Story Land Attraction

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If you are a huge Disneyphile, you probably already know that Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World is going through a lot of changes right now. Currently, there are only four rides open in the whole park, but Disney is looking to change that with some new rides, including an entire area being referred to as Toy Story Land. Construction has already been underway for months, and this week the park introduced the first two Toy Story characters into the cool upcoming section. Those are none other than Jessie and Rex. You can see the official footage of them getting added, below.

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If you have 40 seconds to spare, take a look at the video. It not only shows how Jessie and Rex were added to Toy Story Land, but also gives us a good look at Slinky Dog Dash, the fun family coaster that is being installed in Toy Story Land. In addition to the coaster, Midway Mania was recently give an additional track to help combat long wait times. Plus, it's also expected that we'll get a ride called Alien Swirling Saucers which will feature riders in toy saucers spinning around in an attempt to avoid The Claw.

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In addition to the new stuff in Toy Story Land, Hollywood Studios is adding a lot of Star Wars-centric stuff. Star Tours was recently updated, and the park is expanding to accommodate a 14-acre renovation that is rumored to include Mos Eisley Cantina and some more currently unnamed stuff, including a reported ride involving the Millennium Falcon. In addition, the first Mickey-themed ride is going into what used to be The Great Movie Ride. That new attraction will be called Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway, and it'll take place inside the world of a cartoon short. So, there's a lot of stuff changing in that particular park.

As noted prior, Slinky Dog Dash has been in the works for a while and Toy Story Land as a whole is expected to be open for public use by the summer of 2018. So presumably, Disney will be sharing more fun moments, like the one above of Rex and Jessie getting added into the mix, as that specific part of Hollywood studios gets ready for opening day. In the meantime, are there any other cool characters you'd like to see in Toy Story Land?

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