Alien Swirling Saucers

Alien Swirling Saucers

Board your toy rocket and hang on tight as the Aliens take you on a spin through space.  On Alien Swirling Saucers, guests, having shrunk to enter Toy Story Land, ride flying saucer vehicles around a playset that Andy, the child protagonist from Toy Story (1995), won at Pizza Planet.

Ride Information  Restrictions  Accessibility  Location  Fun Facts  Top 5 Tips

Ride Information

Opening Day: June 30, 2018

Type of Ride: Elaborate Midway ride

Age Recommendation: All ages

Duration of Ride: About 2 minutes

Typical Queue Time: Very long; probably in excess of one hour

Single Rider Line: No

Chicken Exit Available: Yes

Baby Swap Available: Yes

Type of Vehicle: Flying saucer

Type of Restraint: Seatbelt across the waist

Attraction Open During Early Theme Park Entry: Yes. See our Early Theme Park Entry page for more information.

Ride Photo Available For Purchase: No

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Ride Restrictions

Alien Swirling Saucers

Height Requirements: 32 inches

Flash Photography or Video Allowed: No

Safety, Accessibility, and Guest Policies


  • Guests must transfer from wheelchair
  • Service animals are not permitted

Guest Policies: Children under age 7 years must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older.


Shopping: Guests can purchase numerous Toy Story-based goods near Alien Swirling Saucers at “Toy Story Dept.”

Dining/Refreshment: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served near Alien Swirling Saucers at Woody’s Lunch Box. Sandwiches and specialty beverages are the highlights at this counter service restaurant.

Restroom: Find facilities convenient to Alien Swirling Saucers located near Toy Story Mania.

Smoking Location: Smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas only. Disney parks are smoke free.

Fun Facts

Did you know?

  • Alien Swirling Saucers, in addition to Toy Story Land generally, was first announced at the 2015 “D23” Disney fan convention.
  • Alien Swirling Saucers, like the rest of Toy Story Land, is based on Pixar’s Toy Story franchise. As of 2018, three feature-length Toy Story films, Toy Story, Toy Story 2 (1999), and Toy Story 3 (2010), have been released. A fourth Toy Story movie is scheduled for theatrical release in 2019.
  • Alien Swirling Saucers uses a ride system similar to that of “Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree” in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure and that of “Woody’s Roundup” in the Toy Story Land at Shanghai Disneyland. The ride vehicles move in a whip-like manner between figure-eight tracks.
  • Alien Swirling Saucers is one of three attractions in Toy Story Land, Slinky Dog Dash and Toy Story Mania being the other two. Alien Swirling Saucers and Slinky Dog Dash are new attractions, while Toy Story Mania, which formerly resided in park’s “Pixar Place” section, debuted at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2008.
  • The aliens from this attraction originally feature in the crane machine inside the Pizza Planet scene of Toy Story. From 1996 to 2016, a counter service pizza restaurant and arcade called Toy Story Pizza Planet occupied the space that currently houses the PizzeRizzo pizza restaurant in the park’s “Grand Avenue” section.
  • This ride is under cover and features music, lighting effects, and the infamous claw from the Pizza Planet arcade machine.

Top 5 Tips for Alien Swirling Saucers

  • Guests prone to motion sickness should avoid this attraction.
  • Do not eat a heavy meal at Woody’s Lunchbox, or anywhere else for that matter, immediately before riding.
  • Consider watching the Toy Story movies prior to your visit such as to better appreciate this attraction.
  • Alien Swirling Saucers is the second Toy Story-based attraction in the history of Walt Disney World to involve outer space, the Magic Kingdom’s Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin being the first. Consider checking this ride out as well.
  • Hang on tight!
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