Are you planning a trip to Hollywood Studios at Disney World and wondering whether to add Slinky Dog Dash to your list of must-do rides?
Well, hold on to your hats and glasses because I’m about to take you on a ride you’ll never forget!
In this post, I’ll give you all the information you need to decide if this family-friendly roller coaster is too scary for you.
I’ll also share insider tips on the best time to ride and how to cut wait-times in half.
So, let’s get started!
What is Slinky Dog Dash?
Slinky Dog Dash is a family-friendly roller coaster located in Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Based on the hit movie franchise Toy Story, this roller coaster takes you through Andy’s backyard, where you’ll see all your favorite characters from the movies.
The ride is designed to make you feel like you’re riding on the back of Slinky Dog himself. How cool!
Which park is Slinky Dog Dash in?
Slinky Dog Dash is located in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, in the Toy Story Land section of the park.
To get there from the main entrance to the park, head straight down Hollywood Boulevard toward Animation Courtyard.
Go around Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway to the right and take a left on the walkway behind this building. Soon on your right, you’ll see the entrance to Toy Story Land.
You can’t miss it thanks to the giant Woody statue and tinker toys with a huge sign that says “Toy Story Land.”
When did Slinky Dog Dash open?
Slinky Dog Dash opened on June 30, 2018 as part of the then-newly built Toy Story Land.
How long is Slinky Dog Dash?
Slinky Dog Dash is 2 minutes long, taking you through twists, turns, and drops, all at a top speed of 40 miles per hour.
Can I use Genie+ or Lightning Lane?
Yes! Slinky Dog Dash is included in the Genie+ reservation system for Hollywood Studios.
This means you can use these systems to reserve a spot in line, saving you time waiting in the regular standby line.
I will say, though, the standby line is pretty cool! It has tons of giant toys that make you feel as if YOU are a toy in Andy’s room.
In addition, the Play Disney Parks app has a Toy Story game you can play while in line.
So if you decide not to get Genie+, you’ll at least be entertained while you wait!
Is there a ride photo?
Yes, there is a ride photo on Slinky Dog Dash. The best part? If you get Genie+, you’ll get your ride photo for free!
Is rider switch available?
Yes! If you have a child who can’t ride or doesn’t want to, Rider Switch is available.
This is a system that allows one adult to wait with the non-riding child while the other adult rides. Then, the adults can switch roles without having to wait in line again.
Are there any accessibility features for this ride?
Yes. The queue for Slinky Dog Dash is wheelchair accessible, but riders must be able to transfer into the ride on their own or with the help of their friends or family.
In addition, service animals are not allowed on this ride, but can be placed in a safe area while you ride.
Are there any health or safety restrictions for this ride?
Yes. To ride Slinky Dog Dash, guests must be at least 38 inches tall.
There are also warnings about the ride’s speed and drops, so it’s important to consider whether you or your child may be scared of these elements.
When is the best time to ride Slinky Dog Dash?
As with most Disney World rides, the best time to ride Slinky Dog Dash is earlier in the morning or later in the evening when the crowd is thinner.
If you’re visiting during a peak season, I recommend using the Genie+ reservation system to avoid long wait times.
Is Slinky Dog Dash scary?
Well, that depends on your definition of scary!
While Slinky Dog Dash has some drops and twists, it’s designed as a family-friendly roller coaster and doesn’t have any large drops or inversions.
Most guests find it to be a fun and exciting ride that’s perfect for children and adults alike.
So, if you’re looking for a thrill ride that won’t scare you too much, Slinky Dog Dash is the perfect choice.
Are you ready to ride Slinky Dog Dash?
There you have it, all the information you need to decide if Slinky Dog Dash is too scary for you.
It’s a great ride for families with young children or anyone looking for a fun and exciting roller coaster.
Just remember to check the health and safety restrictions before you ride, take advantage of the reservation systems, and have a blast!
If you’re still not sure, check out the POV video from Sharp Productions embedded above to get an idea of what the ride is like.
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About the author
Meg Frost is the creator of The Park Pixie, where she covers Disney World, Disney+, and Disney fandom.
She holds an M.A. in Journalism from Northeastern University and B.S. in Communication & American Studies from University of Miami.