Your favorite three-eyed Toy Story Aliens take you on a whirling flying saucer ride in toy rocket ships as part of the new attraction, Alien Swirling Saucers, inside Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
The Alien Swirling Saucers is a playset that toy-owner Andy of Pixar Animation Studios’ Toy Story films won at the Pizza Planet restaurant. The new attraction whirls and swirls with colorful lighting, electronic space music and nonstop fun. With “The Claw” overhead, you climb aboard a rocket ship for an out-of-this-world saucer whirl to the beat of new versions of Toy Story songs and musical themes. During the adventure, the Aliens spin guests around toy icons like Planet Pepperonia and a pizza-inspired space station. There are buttons to push, dials to turn and a switch to toggle for audio and visual effects.
Before you board Alien Swirling Saucers, make sure you stop and pose for a photo with Buzz Lightyear who stands more than 14 feet tall on top of toy building blocks. Before or after a spin on Alien Swirling Saucers, guests can pose for a selfie with a the stars of the attraction, a green Alien in its colorful saucer just outside the attraction.
“This is a world created by a boy’s imagination,” said Dave Fisher, Walt Disney Imagineering Senior Story Editor. “Andy has brought out all his space toys – it’s a really fun and high-energy attraction.”
Alien Swirling Saucers: At a Glance
Type of attraction: Swirl-and-whirl ride
A Disney first: Three-eyed green Alien pilots
Number of passengers per seat: 2 to 3 honorary toys
Number of saucer/rocket ships: 22 (11 in each of two playset areas)
Height restriction: 32 inches
News & Media Source: Walt Disney World News