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Today in Disneyland History: 

The Flying Saucers Attraction opens in Tomorrowland. The Attraction rested on a 916,00 square foot air hockey like platform and allowed 32 individual guests at a time to pilot their own saucers by leaning in the direction they wanted to go. The objective: crash into as many other people as possible! & thats exactly what 5,313,882 guests did until the attraction’s closing on Aug. 5, 1966 (just about 5 years after it’s opening). Though the original attraction hasn’t been seen since it’s closing, it’s operating system served as the inspiration for Carsland’s “Luigi’s Flying Tires”.