Maliboomer

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Maliboomer
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Maliboomer at night
Disney California Adventure
Area Paradise Pier
Status Closed
Opening date February 8, 2001 (2001-02-08)
Closing date September 7, 2010
General statistics
Attraction type Space Shot
Manufacturer S&S Worldwide
Designer Walt Disney Imagineering
Theme High Striker
Height 180 ft (55 m)
Speed 40 mph (64 km/h)
G-force 3.5
Vehicles 3
Riders per vehicle 16
Rows 4
Riders per row 4
Duration 1:30
Height restriction 52 in (132 cm)
Single rider line yes
Must transfer from wheelchair

The Maliboomer was an attraction at the Paradise Pier section of Disney California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. It was an S&S Power "Space Shot" attraction, which meant that it launched guests from the bottom of the tower instead of slowly lifting them to the top and dropping them from there. The ride was pneumatically powered, with three connected towers, each with its own independent ride system. It also contained "Scream Shields", used to block the screams from reaching residents near the ride.

The concept of the Maliboomer came from a space-themed version of the popular "high striker" attraction on many boardwalks and carnivals. The concept was that men test their strength by hitting a mallet and ringing the bell, impressing their dates and winning them large stuffed animals. The attraction's name also hinted at this theme, since it alludes to the beach town of Malibu, California.

As part of the park's multi-year, $1.1 billion expansion, the Maliboomer was originally planned to be remodeled, but it was later announced that the ride will not survive the park's expansion. The ride's last operating day was September 6, 2010 and the dismantling of the attraction began shortly afterwards.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ MacDonald, Brady (October 16, 2008). "Disney reimagines California Adventure". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 15, 2012. 
  2. ^ Tully, Sarah (September 30, 2010). "Disney crews begin dismantling tall ride". The Orange County Register. Retrieved June 15, 2012. 

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