The QueueWalking up to Alien Swirling Saucers you might recognize the similarities between the font typically used for Pizza Planet, and the font styling on the attraction’s signage. One thing I immediately noticed was that the front half of the queue generally looks a lot like the Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin queue in the Magic Kingdom. The second half of the queue maintains the cartoonish space station feel, but instead of the iconic Buzz Lightyear purple and green color combination, it shifts to orange and silver. The Alien Swirling Saucers queue has no indoor/air conditioned section. This will likely be problematic for young families waiting in the summer months. There are certainly some cool theming elements in this queue, including the spaceship-shaped box that Buzz Lightyear was packaged in and a giant laser gun. It was surprising that this queue featured zero interactive elements.
The RideGuests walk out onto an open platform to board their toy rocket ship, which is being captained by a green alien. Once the ride begins, you start zipping and zooming around as "The Claw" looms over you. The Claw dangles from the ceiling, carrying one lucky green alien who has already been chosen. Obviously, The Claw wasn't going to swoop up random guests, but I was slightly disappointed that it doesn't even move. Ride Specifications
- Ride Duration – 1 minute and 30 seconds
- Height Requirement – 32 Inches
- Ride Occupancy - 2-3 guests per rocketship