In 1995, Disney released a UFO documentary that coincided with the opening of a new ride, Alien Encounters, at Tomorrowland in Orlando’s Disney World. The ride, interestingly, was designed by George Lucas, an early link between Lucas and Disney World, a subtle hint of things to come when Disney bought out Lucas in 2012.
If you’ve never heard of Disney’s exploration of the UFO phenomenon, it’s not surprising. The 43-minute documentary was only shown once in five states and then shelved. Curious. It’s also bizarre to see Michael Eisener, then chief executive of Disney, almost matter-of-factly telling viewers that UFOs are real and aliens are here, and that the government was hiding the truth. Clearly, the documentary was created in coordination with the new ride, but the ride was promoted in the video as a means of preparing the world for the eventual revelation that they are here.
Apparently, Disney got tired of waiting for Disclosure. They closed the ride in 2003. Some said it was too scary.
This link is about the ride being shut down.