Alien Swirling Saucers – Toy Story Land – Disney’s Hollywood Studios
At the 2015 D23 EXPO, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek unveiled plans for Toy Story Land, to be built at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The new land, inspired by the “Toy Story” film franchise, allows guests to shrink to the size of a toy and explore the world of Andy’s backyard. Alien Swirling Saucers is one of two new attractions that opened with the new land on June 30, 2018.
Alien Swirling Saucers is designed as a toy playset that Andy got from Pizza Planet, inspired by the first Toy Story film. Aliens are flying around in their toy flying saucers and trying to capture your rocket toy vehicle with “The Claw.”
As you rotate around the toy planets and satellites as part of the game, you’ll swirl to the beat of fun, electronic “Space Jazz” music developed just for this experience. You will also see pizza details throughout the attraction, including pizza columns, a pizza space station and the Planet Pepperonia. The music, the lighting, and the sound effects will add to the flurry of your adventure while “The Claw” looms ominously over you.
There are two sides (“playsets”) to this attraction, and each has 11 vehicles that can hold two or three guests.
Alien Swirling Saucers is a FastPass+ attraction. As a newer attraction, it is very popular, and FastPass+ books quickly, with long standby lines. To avoid a long wait, reserve a FP+ in advance, or ride soon after park opening.
Alien Swirling Saucers has a height restriction of 32 inches or 81 cm.
Before or after riding Alien Swirling Saucers, you may want to pose for a photo with a Buzz Lightyear action figure standing more than 14 feet tall on top of toy building blocks near the entrance to his Star Command Space Station Playset.
There is also a photo op with a stationary, photo-ready green Alien in its colorful saucer just outside the attraction.
The nearest restrooms are located directly across from the entrance of Alien Swirling Saucers.
Those in ECV/wheelchairs must transfer out to the ride vehicle.
Next to Toy Story Mania entrance is a character greeting area that features Buzz Lightyear, Woody and Jessie throughout the day. In addition, the Green Army Patrol and the Green Army Drum Corps appear in Toy Story Land periodically.
You will also find lots of Disney Characters at a variety of Meet and Greet locations throughout the Studios. Check your Guide Map for times and locations.
Toy Story Land has a themed counter-service restaurant called Woody’s Lunch Box, which features quick meals and old-fashioned ice cream sodas and floats.
Two merchandise locations — a toy camper and toy dump truck — offer shoppers logo merchandise, collectibles and unique gifts. Special items include: small-scale replica toys of the attraction vehicles, a Slinky Dog that can be a tabletop toy or double as a fashionable accessory, and colorful headbands sprouting an Alien or Slinky Dog himself. In addition, there is a shop in Sunset Blvd.’s Beverly and Sunset called Tinseltown Trinkets that features many Toy Story toys, t-shirts and other Toy Story-themed merchandise.
Artist Rendering Released 2/7/18
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