Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop

We're at code red! Repeat, code red!

Build your stamina as a recruit of the Green Army Men in a towering rise-and-drop freefall parachuting exercise.

Based on that famous scene in the original Toy Story when the Green Army Men parachute through the stair banisters to investigate Andy's birthday presents, Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop is now easily the most popular attraction in the Playland.

Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop

Positioned neatly between the tame Slinky Dog Zigzag Spin and thrilling RC Racer, this attraction has the benefit of both anchoring the entrance to the land and towering 80 ft high above the entire park. Toy soldier recruits are hoisted up to the top of the tower in 6-person "parachutes" before tumbling back down to earth in a series of rises and falls that offer an unrivalled view over the oversized surroundings.

Fun touches around the attraction include a giant Playskool walkie-talkie, 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 soldiers which look as if they've been cut from a plastic mould kit.

Whilst the industrial look of the tower itself did not win many fans when it appeared on the skyline, the ride has fast become a staple of the park and, by the looks of it, a rite of passage for many young Toy Story fans, delighting at the world's biggest toy soldier playset.

  • Minimum height: 0.81 m (2' 8")

Train with the Green Army Men in a towering rise-and-drop freefall parachuting exercise.

  • Opening Date

    17th August 2010

  • Attraction Type

    Freefall winch tower

  • Duration

    1 minute

  • Capacity

    6 Recruits per parachute,
    6 parachutes

  • Suitablility
    • Children 3-7
    • Children 8-12
    • Young Adults
    • Adults
    • Seniors


  • The army base is named Fort Emery in signage and nomenclature around the attraction — a tribute to the Emeryville, California location of Pixar Animation Studios!
  • Early plans for the land featured two drop towers, side by side, based on the standard design offered by Intamin AG, the ride's manufacturer, with two seats per parachute for a total capacity of 24. However, it was later decided to design this single, custom-built drop tower capable of offering an even larger capacity in a smaller footprint.
  • Disney has produced two attractions based on the standard Intamin design of two-person seats in the past, both named Jumpin' Jellyfish but somewhat different in appearance. They can be found at Disney California Adventure and Tokyo DisneySea parks and were likely the original inspiration for bringing Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop to Walt Disney Studios Park..

It would take 492 real green army men figures stacked on top of each other to reach the top of Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop!


  • A Single Rider line was added to the attraction shortly after opening. This allows guests riding alone to skip ahead and await a free seat, likely saving time.
  • Riders are grouped together before boarding but not assigned specific seats, so you can usually choose which view you'll see as you parachute down to earth. Some of the best views can be had on the side of the tower nearest the rest of Toy Story Playland, since you get to see the entire land from above.


  • Minimum height: 0.81 m (2' 8")
  • Transfer required. Must be accompanied in order to assist in transfer to the ride vehicles, which are suspended above the ground.