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California Screamin' is a steel roller coaster located in Paradise Pier at the Disney California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. It is one of the original attractions at Disney's California Adventure, having opened on February 8, 2001.

California Screamin' was designed by Walt Disney Imagineering and built by Swiss design company Intamin AG. It is 6,072 feet long with a top speed of 55 miles per hour, achieved in the launch at the beginning of the ride. The launch uses linear induction motors to propel the train with enough momentum to clear the first lift hill, rather than using a traditional lift hill chain.

History

The history of California Screamin' begins in Virginia. It was originally set to be built with a different name and placed in Disney's America, which is why the ride appears from a distance to look like a classic wooden coaster.

Opening in Disney California Adventure, California Screamin' was one of the most prominent attractions, with a large Mickey Mouse silhouette being located in the attraction's large loop. However, with the Sun Wheel being transformed into Mickey's Fun Wheel in 2008, the Mickey was removed and the loop now contains a sun icon.

On November 5, 2010, the original safety spiels by Dee Bradley Baker were replaced with new ones by Neil Patrick Harris to keep it more in theme with the old boardwalk aesthetic that the Paradise Pier area was shifting towards.

Records

Incidents

  • 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 local hospitals for treatment of minor injuries. The accident occurred on the section of track about 30 feet (9.1 m) short of the station. A full ride stop was activated, with the red train stopping, and the brake segment that was supposed to have stopped the purple train failed, and it continued until it collided with the stopped red train. An investigation showed that a faulty brake valve, installed a few days later by Disney (not by the ride manufacturer Intamin AG), was the cause.
  • On July 22, 2011, 23 guests were rescued from California Screamin' by firefighters when a person's backpack fell out of one of the trains and landed on the track, causing the orange train to valley just after the inversion but before the next block brake. It reopened two days later after the train was winched up the next hill, had its damaged wheels replaced, and allowed to complete the circuit.
  • On May 2, 2016, Disney stopped a ride when a passenger decided to use a selfie stick and the coaster was halted. The ride was evacuated after a 20-minute stop and the passenger escorted out of the park.[1]

Trivia

  • California Screamin' contains over 36 miles (58 kilometers) of electrical wire, and 167 miles (269 kilometers) of individual conductors.
  • California Screamin' is the only Disney outdoor looping roller coaster in North America (Rock 'n' Roller Coaster at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida inverts three times, but is enclosed).
  • It took 5,800,000 pounds (2,600,000 kg) of steel to build California Screamin'.
  • There are 11,500,000 pounds (5,200,000 kg) of concrete in the foundations and the "deepest" foundation is a deep pile of 48 feet (15 m).
  • Because Disney California Adventure Park is located within a residential zone and must adhere to certain noise restriction guidelines, special "scream" tubes were designed for California Screamin' to prevent all the hollering from being blasted across Anaheim during those thrill portions of the ride that are sure to elicit such a reaction.
  • The ride's name is an obvious nod from the song "California Dreamin" by The Mamas & the Papas.
  • There are 108 acoustic devices to play the "Synchronized On-Board Audio Track" (S.O.B.A.T.) on board each train, including High Rangers in the riders' head rests, Mid Rangers near their ears, and Sub-woofers underneath each rider's seat.

Gallery


v - e - d
Disney California Adventure logo
Buena Vista Street

Red Car Trolley

Hollywood Land

Animation Academy | Disney Animation Building | Disney Junior - Live on Stage! | Frozen: Live at the Hyperion | Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue! | Sunset Showcase Theater | Turtle Talk with Crush | The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Grizzly Peak

Grizzly River Run | Redwood Creek Challenge Trail | Soarin' Over California

Pacific Wharf

The Bakery Tour | Walt Disney Imagineering Blue Sky Cellar

A Bug's Land

It's Tough to Be a Bug! | Flik's Flyers | Heimlich's Chew Chew Train | Francis' Ladybug Boogie | Princess Dot Puddle Park | Tuck and Roll's Drive 'Em Buggies

Paradise Pier

Toy Story Midway Mania! | California Screamin' | Mickey's Fun Wheel | Goofy's Sky School | Silly Symphony Swings | Golden Zephyr | King Triton's Carousel of the Sea | Games of the Boardwalk | Jumpin' Jellyfish | The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure | World of Color | Ariel's Grotto

Cars Land

Radiator Springs Racers | Mater's Junkyard Jamboree | Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters

Resorts

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa | Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel

Former Attractions

Superstar Limo | ElecTRONica | Lucky the Dinosaur | Back to Never Land | Golden Dreams | Maliboomer | S.S. Rustworthy | Disney's LuminAria | Who Wants to Be a Millionaire – Play It! | Block Party Bash | Muppet*Vision 3D | Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular | For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration | Bountiful Valley Farm | Disney's Eureka! A California Parade | Golden Screams | Luigi's Flying Tires | Mad T Party | Main Street Electrical Parade | Mission Tortilla Factory | Muppet Mobile Lab | Phineas and Ferb's Rockin' Rollin' Dance Party

Former Areas

Condor Flats (absorbed by Grizzly Peak) | Golden State (divided into its sub-areas)

Upcoming

Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT!



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