Incredicoaster

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Incredicoaster is a steel roller coaster at Disney California Adventure in Anaheim, California. Manufactured by Intamin, it opened to the public as California Screamin' on February 8, 2013 It is the only roller coaster at the Disneyland Resort with an inversion, and is the fastest at the park with a top speed of 55 miles per hour (89 km/h). At 6,072 feet long, is the longest inverting roller coaster in the world as of 2020.[3][better source needed] At 122 feet high, it is the tallest roller coaster of any Disney resort.

Incredicoaster
Previously known as California Screamin'
(February 8, 2013 January 8,2021
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, 2013 (2013-02-08) (as CaliforniScreamin')
June 23, 2018 (2018-06-23) (as Incredicoaster)
CostUS$1890/year
General statistics
Type – Launched
ManufacturerIntamin
DesignerWalt Disney Imagineering
ModelLoop
Track layoutCustom
Lift/launch systemLinear induction motor (LIM)[1]
Height11 ft (3.4 m)
Drop14 ft (4.3 m)
Length6 ft (1.8 m)
Speed20 mph (32 km/h)
Inversions0
Duration1:20
Acceleration0 to 20 mph (0 to 32 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.
ThemeBoardwalk wooden coaster (2013- 2017
The Incredibles (2018 - present)
RestraintsOver-the-shoulders restraint
HostsNone (2001 – 2002)
Dee Bradley Baker (2003 – 2010)
Neil Patrick Harris (2010 – 2018)
Voice actors from The Incredibles (2018 – present)
MusicGary Hoey and George Wilkins (2001 - 2018)
Michael Giacchino (composition) and Jeff Kryka (orchestration)[2] (2018 - present)
Single rider line available
Must transfer from wheelchair
Incredicoaster at RCDB
Pictures of Incredicoaster at RCDB

California Screamin' closed on January 8, 2018 and reopened as the 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.[4] The tubes through which the coaster shoots serve two purposes: In addition to concealing the scenes with characters, they enable the coaster to comply with Orange County sound ordinances, projecting the screams of the riders towards the park and away from the rest of Anaheim and the nearby city of Garden Grove.

HistoryEdit

In October 1998, Disney announced that a new theme park would be built next to Disneyland. Themed after the history and culture of California, it would include a steel roller coaster that would feature a linear induction motor (LIM) launch system, a maximum speed of 55 mph (89 km/h), and a vertical loop in the signature shape of Mickey Mouse's head. The steel coaster would also be designed to look like a classic wooden roller coaster.[5] Construction of the attraction began later that year.[6]

California Screamin' debuted with the park's grand opening on February 8, 2001. Designed by Werner Stengel and built by Intamin, it is the eighth-longest coaster in the world (and third-longest steel coaster in the United States behind Fury 325 at Carowinds and Millennium Force at Cedar Point), at 6,072 feet (1,851 m) long. Materials used to build the attraction included 11,500,000 pounds (5,200,000 kg) of concrete for the footers, 36 miles (58 km) of electric cables, 167 miles (269 km) of conductors and 5,800,000 pounds (2,600,000 kg) of steel.[6] It also became the longest roller coaster in the world to feature an inversion after the vertical loop on Son of Beast at Kings Island was removed in 2006.

The coaster uses an LIM launch to propel the train up the first hill as well as on the main lift midway through the ride.[7] These motors are used in lieu of a traditional lift hill chain. The 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.[8] Since the resort was located next to a residential area, Disney had installed tunnels throughout the ride to block the screams from riders and reduce noise complaints from nearby residents of Anaheim and neighboring Garden Grove.[9]

Like most other coasters in Disney Parks, California Screamin' featured an onboard audio soundtrack during the ride, created by Gary Hoey and George Wilkins.[10] 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.[11][12]

The original safety announcements were recorded by Dee Bradley Baker.[13][14][15] On November 5, 2010, the announcements were updated with the voice of Neil Patrick Harris.[16] 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 under each rider's seat.[citation needed]

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

On July 15, 2017, Disney announced a complete renovation of Paradise Pier, renaming it Pixar Pier.[17] Meanwhile, rumors began to circulate that California Screamin' would be rethemed to Pixar Animation Studios' The Incredibles.[18] On November 2, it was confirmed that the ride would be remodeled. California Screamin' closed on January 8, 2018 for the transformation into Incredicoaster.[4] The remodel would include a new queue line, engineering reboots of the existing launch system, new storyline, enclosed scream tunnels and a new soundtrack.[19] The new trains were unveiled in April.[20] Incredicoaster opened on June 23, 2018 to coincide with the release of Incredibles 2.[21]

Pre-show and rideEdit

Guests enter as TV screens display news footage of the Incredibles and Edna Mode being interviewed for the coaster'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 tunnel, accompanied by a stream of water jets that glow red to simulate Dash's super speed. In the first tunnel, Dash tries to use his super speed to catch Jack-Jack, while Jack-Jack shoots lasers from his eyes. The train then exits the tunnel as it descends the drop and rises uphill onto the first block brake and then navigates right hand turn around Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind before passing under the outbound track and climbing up the main lift, with uses LSM's propelling the train. This the first use of Linear Synchronous Motors (LSM) technology that allowed a roller coaster vehicle to travel on an inclined angle.

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 second block brake section, the track passes through a series of airtime filled bunny hop hills as it passes over Toy Story Midway Mania, where Jack-Jack uses his ability to multiply to make dozens of Jack-Jacks pop up everywhere. The train then rises into the third and final block brake section. After dropping off the block brakes the train traverses through a 270 degree downward spiral that leads into a straight section of track with one last bunny hop. Which is followed by a final 100 degree left turn into 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

In August 2001, Dr. David Heber, a Milwaukee surgeon, suffered a neurological disorder and whiplash after his restraint locked at eye level. He sued Disney in 2003, alleging equipment failure, lack of lubrication and ride operators failing to notice his unlocked restraint. However, Heber lost.[22]

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.[23] An investigation showed that a faulty brake valve, installed a few days earlier by Disney (not by the ride manufacturer Intamin) was the cause.[24]

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.[25][26]

On August 6, 2016, passengers on the ride were stranded for 45 minutes before being rescued when a fallen purse triggered an automatic stop.[27]

RankingsEdit

Golden Ticket Awards: Top steel Roller Coasters
Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Ranking 47 (tie)[28] 29[29] 43[30] 41[31] [32] [33] 49[34] [35] [36] [37] [38] [39] [40] [41] [42] [43] [44] [45] [46]

GalleryEdit

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