Maliboomer

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Maliboomer
Maliboomerlogo.png
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Maliboomer at night
Disney California Adventure
AreaParadise Pier
StatusRemoved
Opening dateFebruary 8, 2001 (2001-02-08)
Closing dateSeptember 7, 2010 (2010-09-07)
Replaced byInside Out Emotional Whirlwind (2019)
General statistics
Attraction typeSpace Shot
ManufacturerS&S Worldwide
DesignerWalt Disney Imagineering
Height185 ft (56 m)
Speed40 mph (64 km/h)
G-force3.5
Vehicles3
Riders per vehicle16
Rows4
Riders per row4
Duration1:30
Height restriction52 in (132 cm)

The Maliboomer was an attraction at the Paradise Pier section of Disney California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. Manufactured by S&S Power, Mailboomer was a Space Shot attraction, meaning 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 of Anaheim and neighboring Garden Grove as the park is located near a residential area.

The concept of the Maliboomer came from a space-themed version of the High striker attraction on many boardwalks and carnivals. The Maliboomer 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 would not survive the park's expansion. The ride's last operating day was September 7, 2010 and the dismantling of the attraction began shortly afterwards.[1][2]

On June 28, 2019, the Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind attraction, inspired by Disney·Pixar's Inside Out, opened in the space where the Maliboomer once stood.[3]

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. Archived from the original on July 31, 2012. Retrieved June 15, 2012.
  3. ^ "Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind to Open at Disney California Adventure in 2019". laughingplace.com. June 22, 2018. Retrieved September 26, 2018.

Coordinates: 33°48′19″N 117°55′22″W / 33.80519°N 117.92287°W / 33.80519; -117.92287