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Walt Disney World Florida’s latest thrills

The impressive Pandora – The World of Avatar is just one of several new attractions at Disney World,..

By Sunday Herald Team , in Travel , at May 18, 2019

The impressive Pandora – The World of Avatar is just one of several new attractions at Disney World, Florida, and its opening marked the start of an exciting period for the park, and wider company in general.

In July 2018 Disney World opened Toy Story Land at Hollywood Studios. And at the end of last year it was reported that Disney would be spending an estimated $24 billion over the next five years on attractions, resort hotels and its Disney Line Cruise ships. Bob Chapek, chairman of the Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division, described the investment as “enhancement on steroids”, hinting that guests could expect more than a lick of paint or simple infrastructure changes.

The first taster of this will be in August this year, when the hotly anticipated Star Wars: Galaxys Edge area opens, also at Hollywood Studios – a 14-acre site set to be the largest, single-themed land expansion at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts.

Our guide grins as I try and glean more information about the new Star Wars attractions but remains tight-lipped. “Make sure you look to your left when you ride the Slinky Dog Dash though,” he winks. And as we enjoy the twists and turns of Disney Worlds newest rollercoaster, I see what he means – at the rides highest point, just for a second, I spy the silver roofs of some distinctly Star Wars-looking spaceships.

Back in Toy Story Land, theres more than enough to keep us busy. Like its Disneyland Paris counterpart, its set in Andys backyard, and were shrunk to “toy-size” as soon as we enter, with huge coloured building blocks towering above us, fairy lights dangling and even massive Andy-sized trainer imprints on the pathway. The land is considerably bigger than the one in Paris though, with different attractions. My highlight is the aforementioned Slinky Dog Dash, where we sit among Slinky Dogs coils and Read More – Source

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