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 the cutest 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, the 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:
Seats Per Vehicle:
Two per row
Disney World Rider Switch:
Toy Story Fans
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 it’s so much more to me. 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″. Therefore, you’ll want to ensure 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. As a result, 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 meets to long wait times throughout the day. When Genie+ is available, I highly recommend securing a Lightning Lane to experience this attraction.
I recommend riding either first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening. Additionally, Disney Genie+ will help out here if you can secure it.
When you reach the loading area, you’ll stand with the rest of your party on an assigned number.
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. After that, there is a slight lift and a small drop. However, most of the feeling comes from speeding 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 Andy put together a toy roller coaster 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, you’ll catch stunning views of Galaxy’s Edge in the distance if you look over to your left.
Before straightening back out and seeing the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 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.”
Lastly, 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 again as you move toward the second run of the coaster.
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