Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop

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Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop
Walt Disney Studios Park
Area Toy Story Playland
Status Operating
Opening date August 17, 2010 (2010-08-17)
Hong Kong Disneyland
Area Toy Story Land
Status Operating
Opening date November 17, 2011 (2011-11-17)
General statistics
Attraction type Paratower
Manufacturer Intamin
Designer Walt Disney Imagineering
Theme Toy Story
Vehicle type Parachutes
Vehicles 6
Single rider line available

Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop is a parachute jump-style ride, at Walt Disney Studios Park in France and Hong Kong Disneyland. The ride is part of the Toy Story Playland in France and Toy Story Land in Hong Kong. The France ride opened on August 17, 2010 while the Hong Kong installation opened on November 17, 2011.[1]

Attraction

The attraction is based on a scene in the original Toy Story film where Green Army Men parachute through stair banisters to investigate Andy's birthday presents. Early plans for Disney California Adventure included this ride. Instead, the Maliboomer space-shot attraction was constructed.

Positioned neatly between the Slinky Dog Zigzag Spin and RC Racer, this attraction towers over 80 feet[2] above the park. Toy soldier recruits are hoisted to the top of the tower in six-person "parachutes" before tumbling back to earth in a series of rises and falls that offer an unrivaled view of the attraction's surroundings.

Fun touches around the attraction include a giant Playskool baby monitor, which momentarily bursts to life with updates on Andy's presence, a "plastic" look-out tower dug down into the sandy ground, and an army base complete with human-size accessories and toy soldiers.

See also

References

  1. ^ Smith, Thomas (November 17, 2011). "Toy Story Land Officially Opens at Hong Kong Disneyland". Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved November 18, 2011.
  2. ^ "Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop". Disneyland Paris. Retrieved 2018-06-26.

External links

  • Walt Disney Studios Park (official webpage)
  • Hong Kong Disneyland (official webpage)

Coordinates: 48°52′02″N 2°46′38″E / 48.8671°N 2.7773°E / 48.8671; 2.7773

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