Gadget's Go Coaster

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Gadget's Go Coaster
Disneyland-GadgetsGoCoaster-sign.jpg
Attraction sign
Disneyland
Park section Mickey's Toontown
Coordinates 33°48′54.9″N 117°55′9.5″W / 33.815250°N 117.919306°W / 33.815250; -117.919306Coordinates: 33°48′54.9″N 117°55′9.5″W / 33.815250°N 117.919306°W / 33.815250; -117.919306
Status Operating
Opening date January 24, 1993 (1993-01-24)
Tokyo Disneyland
Park section Toontown
Coordinates 35°37′51″N 139°52′43″E / 35.630700°N 139.878705°E / 35.630700; 139.878705
Status Operating
Opening date April 15, 1996 (1996-04-15)
General statistics
Type Steel – Junior
Manufacturer Vekoma
Designer Walt Disney Imagineering
Model Junior Coaster (207m)
Height 27.9 ft (8.5 m)
Length 679.2 ft (207.0 m)
Speed 21.7 mph (34.9 km/h)
Inversions 0
Duration 0:44
Capacity 780 riders per hour
Height restriction 35 in (89 cm)
Trains Single train with 8 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in a single row for a total of 16 riders per train.
Sponsored by Sparkle
Gadget's Go Coaster at RCDB
Pictures of Gadget's Go Coaster at RCDB

Gadget's Go Coaster is a junior roller coaster at the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California and Tokyo Disneyland theme park, located in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, near Tokyo. The ride is based on the work of the character Gadget Hackwrench from the 1989 Walt Disney Television Animation series Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers. Gadget herself can be seen on top of a small weather-vane on a building towards Chip and Dale's Tree House.

Both versions of the attraction are located in Mickey's Toontown, and the Disneyland version opened January 23, 1993 along with the rest of Mickey's Toontown. The Tokyo Disneyland version opened on April 15, 1996.

This is the only remaining Disneyland ride to be based on a Disney Afternoon television series. The ride debuted three years after the cartoon was canceled.

Ride[edit]

Track layout

When riders walk up to the front entrance, they see the sign for Gadget's coaster made out of random items. Above the loading dock is a portrait of the rescue ranger on a postage stamp. The Go Coaster is primarily for children and therefore has very small cars. While two children can easily fit into a single car, most adults would have to travel alone (or with a small child). Guests board a train fashioned from acorns and scavenged parts.

Once on board, guests are treated to a safety spiel audio recording by Gadget herself (voiced by Tress MacNeille). Guests travel through Gadget's salvaged old comb, soup can and thread spool, and over Toon Lake. Near the end of the ride (the fastest turn), cartoon frogs squirt water above guests' heads. The coaster comes to a stop and pulls into the station. Then, the riders return to Toontown.

Attraction Facts[edit]

Disneyland[edit]

  • Grand opening: January 24, 1993
  • Designers: Walt Disney Imagineering, Vekoma, TOGO (Flounder's Flying Fish Coaster)
  • Number of Trains: 1
    • Capacity per Train: 16
    • Number of Cabs per Train: 8
    • Maximum seating capacity: 2 per row
    • Train theme: Hand built acorn pods by Gadget
  • Height requirement: 35" (89 cm)
  • Show length: 51 seconds
  • Ride system: Roller Coaster
  • Sponsor: Sparkle Paper Towels (A Georgia-Pacific Company)

Tokyo Disneyland[edit]

  • Grand opening: April 15, 1996
  • Designers: Walt Disney Imagineering, Vekoma
  • Number of Trains: 2
    • Capacity per Train: 16
    • Number of Cabs per Train: 8
    • Maximum seating capacity: 2 per cab
  • Show length: 1:00
  • Ride system: Roller Coaster

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