Slinky Dog Dash Review with Height Requirement

Slinky Dog Dash is a favorite attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World. The mini roller coaster is located in Toy Story Land and is a must-do ride for most guests. The attraction is cute as can be and has quickly become a family favorite for many.

This Slinky Dog Dash review will cover the need-to-know information about riding the attraction on your next visit. It will also cover the height requirement, best times to ride, and other fun details.

Below is a chart with details for experiencing this attraction.

Slinky Dog Dash

Hollywood Studios Attractions


Toy Story Land

Slinky Dog Dash Height Requirement


Disney Genie+ Eligible:


Ride Type:

Roller-Coaster (Kiddie)

Seats Per Vehicle:

Two per row

Disney World Rider Switch:


Good For:

Almost Everyone

Scare Factor:


Must-Do List:

High Priority

Perfect For:

Toy Story Fans

Special Mention:

On-Ride Photo

Full ride details are available here on Disney’s site.

Slinky Dog Dash Review

Slinky Dog Dash might as well have leaped into our hearts like an actual Slinky Dog when it opened a few years back. Some might consider this a kiddie coaster, but to me, it’s so much more. The attraction offers gentle, tickle-your-tummy type drops, pauses, and an on-ride photo toward the end.

Slinky Dog Dash has a height requirement of 38″. You’ll want to make sure that children meet that requirement when entering the queue. I have often seen cast members doing a second check before boarding for children that look questionable in height.

This attraction has a long queue that is partially outdoors. There is little to no shade in the exterior section of the line.

Often the line far exceeds the actual queue itself. It’s normal to see the line cross over the bridge and wrap around the outskirts of the land. This is true especially first thing in the morning.

Due to its popularity, Slinky Dog Dash does meet to long wait times throughout the majority of the day. When Genie+ is available I highly recommend securing it to experience this attraction.

While older, Slinky tends to have much longer waits than newer attractions like Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run and the new Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway.

My recommendation is to ride either first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening. Additionally, Disney Genie+ will help if you are able to secure it early on.

When you get to the loading area you’ll stand on an assigned number with the rest of your party.

The roller coaster is broken down into two sections with a brief pause in the middle. When you first take off you’ll wrap around the side with Rex and Jessie. There is a bit of a lift and a small drop. However, most of the feeling comes from the speed going over smaller drops.

Most guests tend to smile or laugh the whole way through. Slinky Dog is one of those fun, carefree rides.

After zipping around the far side you’ll turn again and pause. The idea of Slinky Dog Dash is that it’s a toy roller coaster that Andy put together in his backyard. This area is designed to make you feel like Andy put you on the track and then pulled you back to set you forward in motion. Kind of like what you would do with a mini car on a toy racetrack.

On this initial lift, if you look over to your left, you’ll catch stunning views of Galaxy’s Edge in the distance.

Before straightening back out and seeing the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror up ahead.

Before you know it you’ll have reached the grand finale.

Wheezy is there performing a rendition of “You’ve Got a Friend in Me.”

One last thing, there is an on-ride photo opportunity on Slinky Dog Dash. Toward the middle of the ride, there is a slight pause and the photo is taken once you start off again as you move toward the second run of the coaster.

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