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California Screamin'

Theme Park Insider Reader Rating: 9 out of 10

Roller coaster
Minimum height to ride: 48 inches

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This steel coaster (built to look wooden) offers up a 0-55 launch in four seconds, a 107-foot drop and a vertical loop around a Mickey Mouse logo. You'll also hear "surf guitar" music through an on-board soundtrack, a la "Space Mountain."

This coaster currently has a maximum of 5 cars running at one time.

An on-ride camera lets guests take home a picture of their screaming on the ride.

For a limited time in January 2007, to help increase attendance, the audio track for California Screamin' was temporarily replaced with a remix of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Around the World," and the attraction was renamed Rockin' California Screamin'. This was promoted with Rockin' Space Mountain, a similar change made to Space Mountain in Disneyland. These changes were part of the "Rockin' Both Parks" campaign.


It is quite honestly just a roller coaster presented as an old pier wooden coaster. However, it is a really fun coaster. The ride has a great length and a great soundtrack that makes it quite a bit more exciting. It really isn't very intense; it's mainly just good fun. EDIT: Be sure to ride this at night! It really is something and bumps the ride up to a 8/10
I really liked this, it felt like those old classic coasters on the boardwalk.
Great coaster with a nice launch and an intense loop (my first inversion). However, the theming is really weak. It's basically a steel coaster themed to a wood coaster. Lame.
It it a top notch coaster. No. But it is a kick in the pants and a nice addition to the parks.

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