Alien Swirling Saucers | Disney World

Last Updated on: April 20th, 2024

Alien Swirling Saucers is a spinning ride located in Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World. The ride is themed around the aliens from the popular Toy Story films and features a bright, colorful design inspired by a carnival game.

Alien Swirling Saucers Disney World toy story land

Riders board flying saucers that are attached to a rotating platform, which takes them on a series of turns, dips, and sudden stops. The ride is designed to be family-friendly, with a height requirement of 32 inches (81 cm) or taller. Throughout the ride, riders are accompanied by music and sound effects that create a fun, immersive atmosphere.

In addition to Alien Swirling Saucers, Toy Story Land also features several other attractions and experiences inspired by the Toy Story franchise, including the Slinky Dog Dash roller coaster, the Toy Story Mania shooting game, and character meet-and-greets with favorites like Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and Jessie.

Alien Swirling Saucers opened in June 2018 and has quickly become a popular attraction in the park, thanks to its fun, carnival-like atmosphere and family-friendly thrills.

Alien Swirling Saucers Disney World toy story land

Fun Facts

  • “Alien Swirling Saucers” is an attraction located in the Toy Story Land section of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which opened on June 30, 2018, as part of the park’s expansion.
  • The ride is themed around the “Toy Story” movies, specifically featuring the little green aliens from the popular franchise. The design and theme of the ride are based on the fictional play set “Andy” got from Pizza Planet.
  • Riders in “Alien Swirling Saucers” are spun around in toy rocket ships as they are “pulled” by the aliens using “The Claw,” a central element from the “Toy Story” films.
  • The attraction utilizes a trackless ride system, creating a smooth and unpredictable swirling motion that simulates the toy rockets being tugged and pulled in different directions.
  • “Alien Swirling Saucers” is known for its colorful lighting and energetic music, which includes electronic remixes of classic “Toy Story” songs, enhancing the playful and whimsical atmosphere of the ride.

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