Disney Mistake No. 1: Not enough shade
Have you ever been to Orlando, Florida in the middle of the summer? The heat is brutal and the sun beats down on you like crazy. If you are fair-skinned like me, sunscreen is not always enough. I lather up with 70 spf but after a few hours in the scorching sun, there is not always time to remember to reapply – especially while trying to keep three kids happy. Yes, even in the most magical place on Earth, kids find times to complain. This is where Toy Story Land truly struggles.
There is almost no shade in Toy Story Land. While walking throughout other parts of Disney World's Hollywood Studios, you can find artificial shade. That is not the case while hanging out with Woody and Buzz though. With two photo opportunities, you need sunglasses to not squint for your picture and the only areas that have shade are inside the rides or inside Woody’s Lunch Box. This just is not enough.
There was a half-hearted attempt at artificial shade with small canopies that aligned the railings while walking toward Slinky Dog Dash. However, when Hollywood Studios sees a daily average of roughly 31,000 people, that is not enough shade. This seems like something the theme park giant could fix rather quickly, but things have remained essentially the same since its opening in 2018.