3 Super Facts About the Incredicoaster

by | Nov 16, 2021 | California Adventure, Disney History, Disneyland Parks

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Strap in for super trills and excitement with these 3 facts about the Incredicoaster at Disney’s California Adventure!

The Incredicoaster is a special ride at the Disneyland Resort, and for good reason. It contains something that no other attraction at either park has.

An inversion, or as park goers call it– a loop-de-loop, sets this ride apart in a category all its own, making it a coveted experience among guests. Opening on June 23, 2018, Disney fans have fallen in love with this Incredibles themed attraction.

Here are three facts about the supercharged ride that are sure to throw you for a loop!

1. The Incredicoaster Used To Be California Screamin’

California Screamin' at Paradise Pier in Disney's California Adventure

Courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

Before any of the Incredibles movies’ came out or and Pixar Pier was even imagined, the Incredicoaster was an entirely different ride. Aside from using the same track, the theming of California Screamin’ made it a distinctive experience, much different than its counterpart.

An original of DCA, the attraction provided guests with the thrill of a modern high speed ride, combined with the aesthetics of an old fashioned, 1920’s wooden roller coaster.

As Imagineers focused on making Disney’s California Adventure Park more Disney-oriented, several of the rides, including California Screamin’ were reimagined.

The iconic Pixar Pier sign, built into one of the hills of the Incredicoaster

Photo by Brian Shih

Not only did the entrance to the ride completely change, the queue, storyline, soundtrack, visuals, and even trains were revamped. The attraction operated for almost seventeen years, opening on February 8, 2001, and closing on January 8, 2018. 

2. The Incredicoaster Boasts Some Impressive Specs

POV: Youre about to blast off on the Incredicoaster

Photo by Jaysen White

The Incredicoaster is the fastest ride at the Disneyland Resort, reaching a high speed of 55 mph. On top of that, it’s also the tallest roller coaster in any Disney parks location, standing proud at 122 feet high.

The attraction ranks as the third longest steel coaster in the United States, stretching to 6,072 total feet in length. It’s also the eighth longest coaster in the entire world!

During the course of the ride, there is a heart pounding drop of 108 feet. One of its most notable features is the incredibly fast takeoff, which travels from 0 to 55 mph in only 4 seconds!

3. The Incredicoaster Has Its Own Storyline

Sign for the Incredicoaster at Pixar pier

Photo by Ashlee Tan

Before boarding the Incredicoaster, guests are treated to a pre-show, introducing them to the storyline of the ride. Starting in the queue, footage of Incredibles characters interacting with each other on TV screens, prepares them for the adventure ahead.

The storyline continues on the ride, with different scenes dispersed throughout the three tunnels of the track. The premise of the story focuses on Jack-Jack, whose superpowers have gotten out of control.

The first tunnel showcases Dash, who uses his super speed to try and catch his crazy baby brother. In the second tunnel, Mr. and Mrs. Incredible attempt to capture their son with their powers of super strength and elasticity, but to no avail.

A hill of the Incredicoaster, above the entrance to Toy Story Midway Mania

Photo by Ashlee Tan

In the third and final tunnel, Jack-Jack’s sister Violet erects an invisible force field, in order to keep riders safe from the fire he’s set ablaze. At the end of the ride, although the baby has grown considerably in size, he is contained with a chocolate chip cookie, given to him by Edna.

The soundtrack plays a big part in this attraction, adding to the quirky visuals, and making it a thoroughly enjoyable experience. It truly feels like you’re in a scene from the movie!

The Incredicoaster showcases Disney’s ability to seamlessly combine imagination with technology. This creative innovation makes a ride more than just an attraction, as the experience becomes not only physically appealing, but emotionally impactful as well.

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Written by Christy Weinberg

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Growing up in Southern California, living in close proximity to Disneyland Resort, Christy has been a Disney girl for as long as she can remember. An annual passholder for 20 years, who would frequent the parks several times per week, she loves to share the inside scoop on Disneyland, California Adventure, and Aulani. Though she recently moved to Oregon, she keeps the Disney magic alive by writing, making videos, and connecting with the Disney community through her social media platforms.
Christy Weinberg

Written by Christy Weinberg

Growing up in Southern California, living in close proximity to Disneyland Resort, Christy has been a Disney girl for as long as she can remember. An annual passholder for 20 years, who would frequent the parks several times per week, she loves to share the inside scoop on Disneyland, California Adventure, and Aulani. Though she recently moved to Oregon, she keeps the Disney magic alive by writing, making videos, and connecting with the Disney community through her social media platforms.