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Toy Story Land expansion announced for Disney's Hollywood Studios

Monorail_Red_77

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They look like safety barriers for workmen on the roof. No idea if it's for the project or just regular maintenance.

As for the coaster, I noticed they've added little checkered flags to the first launch. Along with the theme on the second launch they are really pushing this as a race track coaster.
So is the backstory going to be that Andy went to EPCOT and loved test track so much he came home and built his own in his backyard. LOL Gotta have the synergy!
 

GlacierGlacier

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That track still seems kinda short. I have no idea how fast the train will go, but at anything decent enough go give the launch any kick i'd assume it's around a 60 second coaster. Kinda dissapointing. And the queue area looks to be quite small too.
 

danlb_2000

Premium Member
They look like safety barriers for workmen on the roof. No idea if it's for the project or just regular maintenance.

As for the coaster, I noticed they've added little checkered flags to the first launch. Along with the theme on the second launch they are really pushing this as a race track coaster.
Yeah, they are probably just there for routine maintenance.
 

FullSailDan

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The track is around 3000 feet which is longer then the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train which is 2000 feet. But since this has two launches instead of lift hills I would expect the ride time to be much shorter.
Still looks like a fun little coaster to me. I know a lot of people are knocking it but I think the area seems to be kinda coming together. Most cohesive and immersive land ever? No. More interesting to me than Dinoland... yes.
 

OliveMcFly

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These pictures have me excited for this now. Do we know if they plan on adding Pizza Planet? That one building looks a bit like it could be.
This may have already been confirmed and I'm so out of the loop.
 

stretchsje

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The track is around 3000 feet which is longer then the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train which is 2000 feet. But since this has two launches instead of lift hills I would expect the ride time to be much shorter.
The best comparison I'm aware of would be Wave Breaker at SeaWorld San Antonio. It similarly has two somewhat low-speed launches and is 2,600′. It's a short ride but has a lot of elements, the type of ride that is enjoyable but not something for which I'd wait long. Stating the obvious here, but ride time for SDD will depend on the speed of the launch and whether the trains are stopped (and for how long) before a launch.

Doing the best I could estimating height from other objects in the aerial views, I estimated the largest drop at 49 feet (15 meters) which would accelerate the train 38mph from whatever speed it's going at the top of that hill (actually slightly less, because of friction, wind resistance, and that every car in the train does not reach the lowest or highest part of the track simultaneously). So figure a ~50mph top speed and probably closer to 30mph for an average. A half mile per minute over a half mile of track is a minute of ride elements. Then again, I don't really trust my own estimates here.
 

Disneyhead'71

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The best comparison I'm aware of would be Wave Breaker at SeaWorld San Antonio. It similarly has two somewhat low-speed launches and is 2,600′. It's a short ride but has a lot of elements, the type of ride that is enjoyable but not something for which I'd wait long. Stating the obvious here, but ride time for SDD will depend on the speed of the launch and whether the trains are stopped (and for how long) before a launch.

Doing the best I could estimating height from other objects in the aerial views, I estimated the largest drop at 49 feet (15 meters) which would accelerate the train 38mph from whatever speed it's going at the top of that hill (actually slightly less, because of friction, wind resistance, and that every car in the train does not reach the lowest or highest part of the track simultaneously). So figure a ~50mph top speed and probably closer to 30mph for an average. A half mile per minute over a half mile of track is a minute of ride elements. Then again, I don't really trust my own estimates here.
I've heard no stop before the first launch. A short hold before second launch.

Approx. 50 secs. ride time.
 

djkidkaz

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Noticed that the slinky coaster was in that same place all day today. The ride vehicle is motionless on that turn. I saw workers working on it this afternoon.

I wonder if there’s an issue with it or if it’s normal to work on it while on the track.
 
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