Aerial photography taken from above Walt Disney World by Orlando Sentinel photographer Red Huber shows the progress made — and the current contrast between — two new lands in the works for Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park. In the foreground of the above photo is the colorful Toy Story Land, set to open June 30. In the background stands Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, which is scheduled to open in late fall of 2019.
Among the identifiable sights from Toy Story Land are the orange rail for the Slinky Dog Dash roller coaster and the roof for the Aliens Swirling Saucers ride (with two dueling green discs atop). The tan building at the far left is the current Toy Story Mania building, and below it is its new red, boxy entrance.
More in the center of the image is the open-book stylings of Woody’s Lunch Box, the counter-serve restaurant for the area. Along with landscaping and construction workers, one can also spy the big iconic ball that’s part of the logo for Pixar, the back of a Buzz Lightyear figure and Jessie and Rex along the tracks of the coaster.
The entrance to Toy Story Land, guarded by Woody, is off the frame to the left.
Meanwhile, things are going up at Galaxy’s Edge as well, and general forms and rock formations are taking place. Disney has said there will be two rides in the area inspired by the “Star Wars” saga. The setting will be the village called Black Spire Outpost on the planet of Batuu, located, well, on the edge of the galaxy.
Galaxy’s Edge will occupy 14 acres of the theme park, and it’s basically being built on the footprint of the old Streets of America attraction. Disney also is building a “Star Wars”-themed hotel nearby.
Toy Story Land is 11 acres. It takes the space once used by the Studios Backlot Tour and some backstage areas.