Review: Passholder Play Time at Toy Story Land – BEST PARK DAY EVER!
My husband and I recently attended the Passholder Play Time event at Toy Story Land. This was our first time ever passholder event and let me tell you – it did not disappoint!!!
Our event time was scheduled from 7am – 8am, with entry to begin around 6:45am. We got to our bus stop that morning right at 6:00am and a bus came up immediately (just like the sign says!):
We were at the entrance by 6:20am and were greeted with the sight of all of the Cast Members awaiting our arrival:
This was super cool; we were only the 3rd or 4th people to arrive. We waited up front talking to a nice cast member until it was time to let us in. The cast member told us that it was open to 300 passholders, but we weren’t sure if that was per hour, or for the entire 2 hours.
Once open, the cast members walked us over to Toy Story Land. The sun was just beginning to rise, so it was still all lit up which was pretty cool.
We headed straight for Slinky Dog Dash. We did have to tap our magic bands (similar to a fastpass) but only had to do that the first time. After that we went through a separate line. Pics of the empty queue:
Our first ride:
Our 3rd ride:
Our 5th ride:
Our 7th (and final) ride:
By the time we finished our 7th ride (we thought about going for 10, but we were both feeling a little nauseous after the 7th time), it was only 7:30am. We walked over to Alien Swirling Saucers for our first ride. On the way over we stopped for some PhotoPass pics:
We walked right on to Alien Swirling Saucers. This wasn’t our favorite ride and wasn’t something we wanted to ride a second time, even though we could have walked right back on.
We stopped for a bathroom break and then took some more pics:
As you can see, the park was pretty empty – it was amazing!!
Afterwards we headed over to the Woody & Jessie meet and greet. This would be our longest line of the day…..which was about 10 minutes total. The characters are out in the sun with no shade cover, so they take breaks frequently. We had some cute interaction with them and ended up with a shirt full of stickers:
Next we were off to meet Buzz and to get our Photopass picture by the entrance sign:
After meeting Buzz, we decided to head over to Woody’s Lunch Box for breakfast. I have heard good things about this quick service meal, and it did not disappoint. You can check out their menu here.
Eddie ordered the Breakfast Bowl:
I ordered the Smoked Turkey breakfast sandwich on sourdough:
Everything was really good. We decided to go ride Toy Story Mania next. It was another walk on.
We were hoping the cast member would let us stay on for a second ride (because some of the queue lines were empty), but there was someone at our number, so we had to get off and get back in line. No worries though – we walked right back on again! On our way out we took some more pics:
Then ran into a Photopass photographer who offered to take our picture:
At this point it was around 9:00am so we decided to leave Toy Story Land now that the park had opened to everyone else and it was getting crowded. As we walked out right at 9am, we saw that the line for Slinky Dog Dash was at a 60 minute wait!
We walked towards Rock ‘n Rollercoaster and stopped for some Photopass pics since the streets were pretty empty:
We walked right on Rock ‘n Rollercoaster. When I say walked right on – I mean it! We didn’t even see the pre-show with Aerosmith! That has never happened!! Check out this EMPTY queue!! Now keep in mind – passholder play time had ended and the park was open to everyone! I cannot stress the importance of early park arrival!!!
Next we walked over to Tower of Terror. Another walk on, although we did see the pre-show Twilight Zone video.
We finished up around 9:35am and decided to go into the shops to look at the Toy Story Land pins (my husband has a severe Disney pin addiction), along with anything else we might want, lol.
We were out at the bus stop by 10:15am, and back at our resort (Port Orleans French Quarter) by 10:40am.
Did I mention this was the BEST.PARK.DAY.EVER?!! We were so lucky to be able to get tickets to experience this event – I wish we could experience all of the parks like this!
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