Incredicoaster

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Incredicoaster is a steel roller coaster located at Disney California Adventure in Anaheim, California. Manufactured by Intamin, the ride opened to the public as California Screamin' on February 8, 2001. It is the only roller coaster at the Disneyland Resort with an inversion, and it is the fastest at the park with a top speed of 55 miles per hour (89 km/h). At 6,072 feet long, Incredicoaster is the longest inverting roller coaster in the world, as of 2020.[1][better source needed] At 122 feet high, it is the tallest roller coaster in all Disney resorts.

Incredicoaster
Previously known as California Screamin'
(February 8, 2001–January 8, 2018)
Ride Loading Area.jpg
Incredicoaster Entrance.jpg
The ride loading area and the entrance to the Incredicoaster at the Disney California Adventure park (2018)
Disney California Adventure
LocationDisney California Adventure
Park sectionPixar Pier
Coordinates33°48′17″N 117°55′18″W / 33.804584°N 117.921780°W / 33.804584; -117.921780Coordinates: 33°48′17″N 117°55′18″W / 33.804584°N 117.921780°W / 33.804584; -117.921780
StatusOperating
Opening dateFebruary 8, 2001 (2001-02-08) (as California Screamin')
June 23, 2018 (as Incredicoaster)
Closing dateJanuary 8, 2018 (2018-01-08) (as California Screamin")
CostUS$60 million
General statistics
TypeSteel – Launched
ManufacturerIntamin
DesignerWalt Disney Imagineering
ModelLooping Coaster
Track layoutCustom
Lift/launch systemLSM
Height122 ft (37 m)
Drop108 ft (33 m)
Length6,072 ft (1,851 m)
Speed55 mph (89 km/h)
Inversions1 (Vertical loop)
Duration2:36
Acceleration0 to 55 mph (0 to 89 km/h) in 4.5 seconds
Height restriction48 in (122 cm)
Trains7 trains with 6 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 24 riders per train.
RestraintsOver-the-shoulders restraint
HostsNone (2001-2005)
Dee Bradley Baker (2006-2010)
Neil Patrick Harris (2010-2018)
Voice Actors from The Incredibles (2018-Present)
MusicGary Hoey and George Wilkins (2001-2018)
Michael Giacchino (2018-Present)
Single rider line available
Must transfer from wheelchair
Incredicoaster at RCDB
Pictures of Incredicoaster at RCDB

California Screamin' closed in early 2018 and reopened as Incredicoaster on June 23, 2018, inspired by the 2004 computer-animated film The Incredibles and its 2018 sequel Incredibles 2. Its opening coincided with the debut of the newly revamped Pixar Pier section of the park, where the roller coaster is located.[2] The tubes through which the coaster shoots serve two purposes; in addition to concealing scenes with the movie characters, the tubes enable the coaster to comply with Orange County sound ordinances, projecting the screams of the riders toward the park and away from the rest of the city of Anaheim and neighboring Garden Grove.

HistoryEdit

California Screamin' was designed by Ingenieurbüro Stengel GmbH and was built by Intamin. It is the eighth-longest roller coaster in the world (and third-longest steel coaster in the United States behind Fury 325 and Millennium Force), at 6,072 feet (1,851 m) long. It took 5.8 million pounds (2,600,000 kg) of steel to build the ride. It is also the longest ride with an inversion. When the loop for Son of Beast at Kings Island was removed in 2006, California Screamin' became the longest looping coaster in the world.

The coaster uses linear synchronous motors (LSMs) to launch the train up the first hill as well as on the main lift midway through the ride.[3] These motors replaced the traditional lift hill chain. This coaster is one of Disney Parks' fastest attractions, accelerating guests from zero to 55 miles per hour (89 km/h) in four seconds at the launch.[citation needed]

Like most other coasters in Disney Parks, California Screamin' played a soundtrack during the ride, created by Gary Hoey and George Wilkins.[4] On January 3, 2007, as part of the "Rockin' Both Parks" campaign, the audio track was temporarily replaced by a remixed version of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Around the World," and the attraction was renamed Rockin' California Screamin'. This was promoted along with Rockin' Space Mountain, a similar change made to Space Mountain in Disneyland, though that ride's audio was changed to the Red Hot Chili Peppers' cover version of "Higher Ground". The standard audio track was restored when the campaign ended.[5][6]

The original safety announcements were recorded by Dee Bradley Baker.[citation needed] On November 5, 2010, the announcements were updated with the voice of Neil Patrick Harris.[7] Harris also recorded audio for the launch, counting down for guests. There are 108 acoustic devices to play the onboard audio aboard each train, including high-range speakers in the headrests, mid-range speakers near riders' ears, and subwoofers underneath each rider's seat.[citation needed]

After the refurbishment of Disney California Adventure, from 2007–2012 the Mickey Mouse head located behind the vertical loop was changed to a sunburst icon with the Paradise Pier logo.

Disney announced a complete renovation of Paradise Pier on November 2, 2017, renaming it Pixar Pier. On January 8, 2018, California Screamin' closed for the transformation into Incredicoaster, which was re-themed with inspiration from Pixar Animation Studios' The Incredibles.[2] The new Incredicoaster opened on June 23, 2018.

Pre-show and rideEdit

Guests enter as TV screens display footage of the Incredibles and Edna Mode being interviewed for the ride's rebranding as Incredicoaster. While they are being interviewed, Jack-Jack uses his unpredictable superpowers, much to his family's frustration and Edna's amusement. As the riders board the cars and take off from the station, Elastigirl asks Edna to look after Jack-Jack. The riders pass by the VIP room showing Edna with Jack-Jack as he teleports around. Moments later, Edna announces that Jack-Jack has escaped. The Incredibles then take off throughout the ride trying to catch Jack-Jack as he uses his vast array of super powers to "attack" certain points on the ride as the coaster arrives in the launch area.

After Dash gives the countdown, the train is launched at 55 mph into the first scream tube, accompanied by a stream of water jets that glow red to simulate Dash's super speed. In the first tube, Dash tries to use his super speed to catch Jack-Jack, while Jack-Jack shoots lasers from his eyes. The train then exits the tube as it descends the drop and rises uphill onto a mid-course brake run. Off the brakes, the track makes a clockwise circle around the Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind before passing under the outbound track and climbing up the main lift, with LSMs propelling the train.

As the train crests the hill, it enters the second tunnel, where Elastigirl tries using her stretching powers to grab Jack-Jack while he is phasing in and out of the tunnel wall. Past the crest of the hill, Mr. Incredible has used his super strength to smash through the wall and is trying to catch Jack-Jack by offering him a cookie, after which the train drops out of the tunnel. Exiting this tunnel, the ride goes through a three-quarter turn before diving into the vertical loop. Following this, the train dives through the third tunnel, which Jack-Jack has set ablaze with his fire powers, forcing Violet to put an invisible force field around the tunnel to put out the flames and keep the riders safe as they make another loop around the Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind.

After hitting another brake run, the track passes through a series of airtime hills as it crosses over Toy Story Midway Mania, where Jack-Jack uses his ability to multiply to make dozens of Jack-Jacks pop up everywhere. After going through a downward helix, the train hits the final brake run, as Jack-Jack makes it back safely. This time he has increased in size, but Edna manages to keep him calm by giving him a cookie.

CastEdit

IncidentsEdit

On July 29, 2005, 25 guests were injured when the purple train rear-ended the red train. Of the 48 guests aboard the two trains, 15 were taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The accident occurred on the section of track about 30 feet (9.1 m) short of the loading station. A full ride stop was activated with the red train stopped. The brake segment that was supposed to have stopped the purple train failed, and the purple train continued until it collided with the stopped red train.[8] An investigation showed that a faulty brake valve, installed a few days earlier by Disney (not by the ride manufacturer Intamin), was the cause.[9]

On July 22, 2011, 23 people were rescued from California Screamin' by firefighters when a rider's backpack fell out of a train and landed on the track, causing the orange train to valley between the loop and the next block section. It reopened two days later after the train was winched up the next hill, had its damaged wheels replaced and was allowed to complete the circuit.[10][11]

On August 6, 2016, passengers on the ride were stranded for 45 minutes before being rescued when a fallen purse triggered an automatic stop.[12]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "America's most jaw-dropping roller coasters (only for the brave)". loveexploring.com. Retrieved March 5, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Glover, Erin (November 2, 2017). "Pixar Pier to Bring New Incredicoaster and More to Disney California Adventure Park Summer 2018". Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  3. ^ Taub, Eric A. (August 30, 2001). "HOW IT WORKS; The Latest at the Theme Park: a Magnetic Attraction". Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  4. ^ Disney's California Adventure by Various Artists on iTunes, January 1, 2001, retrieved June 25, 2018
  5. ^ Colothan, Scott (December 29, 2006). "Red Hot Chili Peppers To Soundtrack Disneyland Rides". Entertainmentwise. Archived from the original on March 10, 2012. Retrieved August 15, 2012.
  6. ^ Rockin' California Screamin' (YouTube). January 16, 2007. Retrieved August 15, 2012.
  7. ^ Sawas, George (November 8, 2010). "Hey, That Sounds Like Neil Patrick Harris". Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved November 8, 2010.
  8. ^ Himmelberg, Michelle (October 13, 2005). "Brakes cited in Disney crash". Orange County Register. Retrieved May 26, 2013.
  9. ^ "Thrill ride lawsuits". The Courier Journal. November 29, 2007. Retrieved May 26, 2013.
  10. ^ "Firefighters rescue 23 after dropped bag brings Disneyland ride to a Screamin' halt". Herald Sun. July 23, 2011. Retrieved May 26, 2013.
  11. ^ California Screamin Accident 7/22/11 (YouTube). August 12, 2011. Retrieved August 15, 2012.
  12. ^ Schwebeke, Scott (August 6, 2016). "15 passengers stuck on California Adventure roller coaster". Orange County Register. Retrieved January 3, 2018.

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