|The ride while it was known as Wave Swinger|
The attraction first opened in 1984. It was called Wave Swinger and was located in the Festival Park area. In 1999, when Festival Park became Ug Land, Wave Swinger was repainted and named Ug Swinger. It was moved within Ug Land to accommodate Rita: Queen of Speed, which opened in 2005. For the 2009 season, the ride moved to its current home in Cloud Cuckoo Land and became the Twirling Toadstool.
Twirling Toadstool did not operate during the 2017 season and remains closed in 2018. In early 2019, it was removed from the Alton Towers website.