Toy Story Land is open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! From its opening day, the new land has been a hub of fun and excitement. As with all new things at Disney World, Toy Story Land has no shortage of fun, new merchandise. What should you buy? Where should you buy it? These great tips make Toy Story Land merchandise in Disney World easy to find.
Toy Story Land Merchandise in Disney World
It wouldn’t be a new Disney World land without new merchandise, right? There is no denying the incredibly cute toys the Toy Story franchise has already given us, but what else is there to buy? Is there anything for adults? Yes! It’s going to be difficult to pair down your purchases; I guarantee it!
Where to Buy Souvenirs in Toy Story Land
First, let’s talk about the fact that in Toy Story Land, there is no “exit through the gift shop” experience. In every theme park all over the country, most rides have a gift shop at their exit. If not to purchase souvenirs, they want you to buy a snack or drink or those awful ride pictures. Not so in Toy Story Land! A gift shop doesn’t fit the theme of being in Andy’s backyard.
Toy Story Land Merchandise Carts
Instead, they have these fun, old-school Playmobil camper with merchandise galore! Pins, shirts, cups, and more. If you’ve never tried a “Mickey ears” headband, give the Slinky Dog “ears” a try. They are very soft and much more comfortable than the traditional ear headbands everyone loves on Instagram!
In addition to the two campers, check out the newly opened Beverly Sunset on Sunset Boulevard. Their shopping selection is somewhat different from the carts, but not much. Here, you’ll find pins, t-shirts, cups, slinky dog “ears,” glow necklaces, hats, and more! Additionally, check out Mickey’s of Hollywood on Hollywood Boulevard and In Character in the Animation Courtyard for a smaller offering of souvenirs.
What Souvenirs to Buy in Toy Story Land
Now it’s time to talk about the good stuff! What can you buy in Toy Story Land? Hilariously enough, after our recent visit to Disneyland in July, I saw many of the same merchandise in Pixar Pier and Toy Story Land. Disney Parks and their merchandising team have gotten smart and decided to use the same merchandise across both coasts, making it “unique” by changing the name from Toy Story Land to Pixar Pier.
A variety of plush toys are available, including the Little Green Men (aka “Aliens”), Buzz, Woody, Lotso, and Bullseye. If you can’t find these items specifically in Toy Story Land, they’re definitely available in other places in Hollywood Studios (and also in larger stores like Connections in Epcot or World of Disney in Disney Springs).
As always, Toy Story Land merchandise in Disney World would not be complete without special pins. We loved the “Opening Day” pin we received as part of our media event privileges, but other awesome pins also feature fan-favorite characters and phrases. There are even pins dedicated to the new rides, Slinky Dog Dash and Alien Swirling Saucers!
Light Up Toys
Necklaces, headbands, cups, and more offer guests the chance to light up their nighttime fun in Toy Story Land. My personal favorite light-up souvenir has been the Little Green Men light-up cup. The cup comes with a drink of your choice and a built-in straw. It is easy to remove for cleaning, and we have used it at home since our trip.
The shirts offered are new designs, but the phrasing says “Opening Summer 2018.” Guests looking for any opening date merchandise will be out of luck. However, the baseball-style hats and child-sized backpacks are adorable and absolutely make up for the lack of “special” items normally offered during a grand opening. The newest “ears” being offered are the Slinky Dog style and light-up Little Green Men.
Finally, and probably most obviously, there are actual toys available for purchase too. As always, Buzz, Woody, Jessie, Rex, and others are available for purchase, but my favorite new items are the small ride vehicle toys! The Slinky Dog Dash coaster actually pulls back and shoots forward, just like the real coaster! The Alien Swirling Saucers twist and turn like the ride, and they are perfect for little LEGO people to ride in.
Save Money on Souvenirs
Lastly, there are a few ways to save on these Toy Story Land merchandise purchases. Annual Passholders can always receive up to 20% off select merchandising. Disney Visa Cardholders can save up to 10% on their purchases of $50 or more, but you must ask for that discount.
Additionally, if you’re not dying to have something in particular, you could always wait and see if it ends up at a Disney Store Outlet or the Character Warehouse in the Orlando Outlet Malls.