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Located at Disney California Adventure Park, the Incredicoaster is a steel launched roller coaster that originally opened as California Screamin’ in 2001.  This thrilling ride is situated in the Pixar Pier area of the park and is themed around the popular Disney-Pixar film, “The Incredibles.”

Wait Times and Best Times to Ride

The average wait time for the Incredicoaster varies throughout the day, with the best times to ride being in the morning at 9:00 AM, early afternoon at 12:20 PM, and late afternoon at 6:50 PM. The overall average wait time is around 28 minutes. Keep in mind that these times may change depending on the day and season. If you’re using Genie+, it’s a good idea to make your selection for the Incredicoaster earlier in the day as slots fill up quickly.

Height Requirements

The Incredicoaster has a height requirement of 48 inches (122 cm). The ride is considered to be more intense than some other Disney coasters, making it suitable for older children and adults.

Single Rider, Genie+, and Lightning Lane

The Incredicoaster offers a Single Rider line, which is located along Pixar Pier just before the entrance to the ride area. This service allows guests who are alone or don’t mind riding with a stranger to access a separate line, potentially reducing their wait time. The ride also offers Genie+ and Lightning Lane access, which can help guests further reduce their wait times. 

Rider Switch and DAS

Disneyland Resort offers a Rider Switch service for guests with young children who do not meet the height requirement or are unable to ride. This service allows one adult to wait with the non-riding child while the rest of the party rides, and then switch places without having to wait in line again. For more information on Rider Switch, consult a Cast Member at the attraction. Disneyland Resort also offers the Disability Access Service (DAS) for guests with disabilities who may require additional assistance. For more information on DAS and how it works, visit the Disneyland Resort website or speak with a Cast Member at the park.

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Location and History

The Incredicoaster first opened in early 2001 as California Screamin’, one of the original attractions at Disney’s California Adventure theme park. California Screamin’ was manufactured by Intamin and featured a steel track stretching over 6,000 feet in length, making it the longest rollercoaster at the Disneyland Resort. The ride was themed around California beach boardwalks, with its location in the Paradise Pier section of the park.

Some key facts about California Screamin’:

  • It was the first rollercoaster at the Disneyland Resort to feature an inversion loop
  • With a launch speed of 55 mph, it was the fastest ride at the Disneyland Resort when it opened
  • The ride features enclosed “scream tunnels” that help contain noise to comply with local regulations
  • The name is a reference to the song “California Dreamin'” by The Mamas and the Papas

In January 2007, the coaster’s soundtrack was temporarily changed to a remixed version of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Around the World” as part of the “Rockin’ Both Parks” promotion. In January 2018, it was announced that California Screamin’ would be re-themed around The Incredibles as part of the transformation of Paradise Pier into Pixar Pier.

The coaster closed on January 8, 2018 and re-opened as the Incredicoaster on June 23, 2018. The re-theme included a new storyline tying into the Incredibles films, new launch soundtrack, and enclosed “scream tubes” now featuring appearances by Incredibles characters. With this re-theme, California Screamin’ officially became part of Disney history.

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Ride Experience, Queue, and Music

The Incredicoaster is a high-speed roller coaster with a launch, a loop, and enclosed tubes. The ride features a soundtrack that accompanies the thrilling experience, as well as special scents throughout the ride. From the moment you enter the queue, you’re immersed in the world of The Incredibles. The backstory sets up that the coaster is the inaugural ride of the “Incredicoaster”, dedicated to the superhero family, but baby Jack-Jack’s unpredictable powers set the stage for a thrilling chase.

Throughout the coaster’s twists, turns, and drops, riders experience a narrative adventure with the Parr family as they try to catch the elusive Jack-Jack, encountering his multiple powers along the way. The tunnels are strategically placed to progress the storyline with LED screens and static figures. The ride itself is considered to be less intense than some other roller coasters, making it a good option for families.

Despite this, the Incredicoaster remains a popular and exciting attraction at Disney California Adventure. Overall, the Incredicoaster is a thrilling roller coaster that offers an enjoyable experience for older children and adults. With its unique theming, exciting launch and loop, and various options for reducing wait times, the Incredicoaster is a must-ride attraction for any Disney California Adventure visitor.

Music: The ride’s soundtrack, synchronized to the coaster’s movements, heightens the adventure. Michael Giacchino’s score underpins the entire experience, making every loop, drop, and twist feel like a cinematic moment.

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Personal Take

The Incredicoaster isn’t just another roller coaster; it’s a storytelling adventure at high speed. The retheming from California Screamin’ to the Incredicoaster has given an added layer of fun and excitement. Feeling the wind rush past as you loop over Pixar Pier, combined with the engaging storyline and infectious soundtrack, makes it an unmissable experience. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker or a Pixar aficionado, this ride will leave you with an adrenaline rush and a big smile.

Conclusion

The Incredicoaster is more than just a roller coaster; it’s a celebration of Pixar’s storytelling genius intertwined with high-octane thrills. The combination of dynamic track elements, delightful character encounters, and a memorable score make it a standout attraction in Disney California Adventure Park. Whether you’re a die-hard “Incredibles” fan or simply seeking a dose of adrenaline, the Incredicoaster promises a ride experience that resonates long after the final loop. It’s a testament to the magic that happens when imagination and innovation come together on the tracks.

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