I’m fresh back from Disneyland and the quick trip gave me the opportunity to take a ride on The Incredicoaster – a roller coaster formerly known as California Screamin’ at the resort’s California Adventure park.
The park’s Paradise Pier area, modeled after a seaside boardwalk, was recently transformed into Pixar Pier with rides and attractions based around characters from Pixar films. California Screamin’ closed for a bit while Imagineers rethemed the coaster to the Incredibles movie franchise.
While nothing with the ride itself changed, the loading area and scream tubes got Incredible theming added and the narration and soundtrack has changed and now tells the story of how Jack Jack managed to get away and you’re on a hunt to find him.
Now, as someone who has NEVER seen an Incredibles movie (yeah, I’m *that* guy), I didn’t quite get the storyline, but I’m still in love with the coaster itself and it’s up there in my Top 5!
The coaster debuted at Disneyland in 2001 as California Screamin’ and with its top speed of 55 mph, it’s the park’s fastest ride. It’s the 8th longest rollercoaster in the world, and the 3rd longest steel coaster in the United States measuring just under 6,100 feet.
Once you board the train and exit the station, you’re launched from 0 – 55 mph in just four seconds thanks to Linear Induction Motors up the coaster’s first hill. From there you zip along the track, enter scream tubes with the new Incredibles theming, go upside down through a loop, and towards the end of the ride go up and down some camelbacks where you’re lifted off the seat.
To keep with the seaside theme of the pier, the ride was built to look like a wooden coaster, but it’s not.
Take a ride with me from the front seat of the Incredicoaster in this 4K HD video taken a few days after the coaster re-opened from its re-theming.