Gadget's Go Coaster

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Gadget's Go Coaster
Disneyland-GadgetsGoCoaster-sign.jpg
Gadget Go Coaster's sign
Disneyland
Park sectionMickey's Toontown
Coordinates33°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
StatusOperating
Opening dateJanuary 24, 1993 (1993-01-24)
Gadget's Go Coaster at Disneyland at RCDB
Pictures of Gadget's Go Coaster at Disneyland at RCDB
Tokyo Disneyland
Park sectionToontown
Coordinates35°37′51″N 139°52′43″E / 35.630700°N 139.878705°E / 35.630700; 139.878705
StatusOperating
Opening dateApril 15, 1996 (1996-04-15)
Gadget's Go Coaster at Tokyo Disneyland at RCDB
Pictures of Gadget's Go Coaster at Tokyo Disneyland at RCDB
General statistics
TypeSteel – Junior
ManufacturerVekoma
DesignerWalt Disney Imagineering
ModelJunior Coaster (207m)
Height27.9 ft (8.5 m)
Length679.2 ft (207.0 m)
Speed21.7 mph (34.9 km/h)
Duration0:44
Capacity780 riders per hour
Height restriction35 in (89 cm)
TrainsSingle train with 8 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in a single row for a total of 16 riders per train.
Sponsored bySparkle

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 Disney animated series Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers. Gadget is depicted on top of a small weather-vane on a building towards Chip and Dale's Tree House, as well as on a postage stamp in the attraction's loading area.

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. It is the only remaining Disneyland ride to be based on a Disney Afternoon television series. The ride debuted three years after the cartoon show was canceled. At 0:44 seconds, it is the shortest attraction in Disneyland.

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 hear a safety spiel by Gadget (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. The riders then return to Toontown.

Attraction facts[edit]

Disneyland[edit]

  • Grand opening: January 24, 1993[1]
  • 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)
  • Ride length: 44 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 row
  • Ride length: 1:00
  • Ride system: Roller coaster

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ultimate Rollercoaster guide". Ultimaterollercoaster.com. Retrieved September 13, 2016.

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