At the very end of Toy Story Land is a third ride – Alien Swirling Saucers, which we didn’t go on at all – we didn’t get a FP+ and to be fair it looked like a ride that would make me dizzy and want to throw up!
That said, my friend has since been on it and said it was so much fun – and didn’t make her feel ill (and it’s the sort of thing that would) so… maybe on another trip we’ll have a try!
As if the whole land doesn’t feel cramped enough as it is, Disney decides to throw in a travelling Green Army Man show (with some audience participation). The troop of green men walks through the land and performs in front of the Alien Swirling Saucers ride.
A big crowd gathered around to watch, which causes more issues with navigation the area!
With time still to spare until our Toy Story Mania FastPass+, we decided to get some lunch from Woody’s Lunch Box.
It was really busy and we couldn’t get near the place! Luckily they do have Mobile Ordering so we ordered via our phone and picked it up from the counter not long after.
Unfortunately, the seating area was packed and we couldn’t get a table, so sadly, no photos at all of that – just of the food we got!
The menu consists mainly of sandwiches as well as “Totchos” – which are nachos made with Tater Tots.
Desserts include homemade pop tarts – which we skipped on as wanted to get another dessert (more on that later!)
There is a range of the usual fountain beverages, as well as root beer ice cream floats, tap beers, and a signature cocktail – Grown-Ups’ Lemonade made with cherry vodka.
There is also a mocktail for kids called Mystic Portal Punch made with Powerade and available with a souvenir sipper too.
Woody’s Lunch Box » Hollywood Studios
Me: “Totchos” – Potato Barrels coated with Beef and Bean Chili, Shredded Cheese and signature Queso with Tomatoes and Corn Chips finished with Sour Cream and a sprinkle of Green Onions ($8.99)
Steve: BBQ Brisket Melt – Shredded Smoked Brisket, Pickles, and Tangy Barbecue Sauce between Melted Cheddar and Monterey Jack on Grilled Sourdough Bread ($12.99) served with choice of Potato Barrels. Macaroni Salad, or Tomato-Basil Soup available on request.
While the food from Woody’s Lunch Box might not sound very exciting, we both agreed that both of our choices were delicious! The tomato soup was especially good!
The “Totchos” were yummy and portion was big enough to share. If you’re looking for a light-bite for lunch when at Hollywood Studios, I think Woody’s Lunch Box is well worth checking out!
I keep all of our receipts from our trips to give accurate accounts of prices and such. I can’t locate the one for this lunch so I’m using the prices from the current (2020) menu, and I am going to say with confidence that the prices were probably the same in 2019. I’ve estimated the tax at 6.5%.
Woody’s Lunch Box »
Bill: $21.98 + Tax: $1.43 + Tip: $0 = $23.41
Total Paid: $23.41
After lunch it was time (finally) to go on Toy Story Mania! This is such a fun ride and still really popular.
It’s a 3D ride where you are transported in the ride vehicle around a variety of Midway games (the ride used to be called Toy Story Midway Mania) like shooting plates or tossing hoops.
There are four people to a ride vehicle – two either side, back-to-back. From a plus-size point of view, if I can fit in the ride you are probably not going to have an issue at all!
This trip saw me at my biggest (I seem to say that with every trip) at size UK32+ but with individual lap restraints (which includes your shooting device) that you pull down towards you, it was absolutely fine for me and my husband.
You wear 3D glasses for this ride and the shooting device to fire the projectiles at the various games is a pull-string which does have a knack to using it!
Everyone in the ride vehicle are essentially playing each other to get the highest score, and I think there may even be a total score per vehicle too. Needless to say I lost – I always seem to on this ride!