Goofy's Sky School

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Goofy's Sky School
Goofys Sky School entrance.jpg
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Top: The entrance of Goofy's Sky School
Bottom: Goofy's Sky School drops (as Mulholland Madness).
Previously known as Mulholland Madness
Disney California Adventure
Park section Paradise Pier
Coordinates 33°48′23″N 117°55′23″W / 33.80632°N 117.92304°W / 33.80632; -117.92304Coordinates: 33°48′23″N 117°55′23″W / 33.80632°N 117.92304°W / 33.80632; -117.92304
Status Operating
Opening date February 8, 2001 (2001-02-08)
(as Mullholland Madness)
July 1, 2011 (2011-07-01)
(as Goofy's Sky School)
Closing date October 12, 2010
(as Mulholland Madness)
General statistics
Type Steel – Wild Mouse
Manufacturer Mack Rides
Designer Walt Disney Imagineering
Model Wild Mouse
Track layout Wild Mouse
Lift/launch system Chain lift hill
Height 55 ft (17 m)
Length 1,200 ft (370 m)
Speed 27 mph (43 km/h)
Inversions 0
Duration 1:45
Height restriction 42 in (107 cm)
Trains Several trains with a single car. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 4 riders per train.
Host Goofy (voice of Bill Farmer, safety spiels)
Fastpass available
Single rider line available
Must transfer from wheelchair
Goofy's Sky School at RCDB
Pictures of Goofy's Sky School at RCDB

Goofy's Sky School is a steel wild mouse roller coaster at the Paradise Pier section of Disney California Adventure in Anaheim, California. The ride is based on Disney's 1940 short film Goofy's Glider. The rethemed attraction opened on July 1, 2011.[1]

History[edit]

One of the Mullholland Madness cars navigating the track.
Goofy's Sky School

Goofy's Sky School originally opened on February 8, 2001, as Mulholland Madness.[2] The attraction's original name came from the famed Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles, California, named after the famed engineer William Mulholland.[2] Within the first month of its operation, three accidents occurred on the ride causing it to be shut for a short period of time for repairs.[3] The ride vehicles were themed to the many cars one can find on the Southern California freeway systems, (such as Highway Patrol cars or Classic Surfer "Woodies"). At the end of the ride, a sign on the wall above read "Rental Car Return".[4][5]

On October 12, 2010, Mulholland Madness closed for refurbishment and re-theming as part of Disney California Adventure Park's major refurbishment.[6] On July 1, 2011, the attraction reopened as Goofy's Sky School.[1] The attraction's re-opening was part of a series of changes to introduce classic Disney characters into Paradise Pier.[7]

Ride[edit]

Goofy's Sky School's entrance when it was Mulholland Madness.

Goofy's Sky School is a wild mouse roller coaster manufactured by Mack Rides.[2] Riders board a plane and navigate a crash course of flying which features sharp turns, steep drops and sudden stops. Goofy is pictured on billboards throughout the ride teaching guests the step-by-step process of flying a plane.[1][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Glover, Erin (May 5, 2011). "Paradise Pier Transformation to be Complete July 1". Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved May 5, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Marden, Duane. "Goofy's Sky School  (Disney California Adventure Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved June 29, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Accident-plagued coaster shut down". Lodi News Sentinel. March 7, 2001. Retrieved June 29, 2011. 
  4. ^ Carter, Chelsea J. (January 14, 2001). "Disney set to open new park". The Albany Herald. Retrieved June 29, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Goofy's Sky School soft opening period begins at Disney California Adventure". Theme Park Tourist. June 27, 2011. Retrieved June 29, 2011.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  6. ^ a b Rivera, Heather Hust (August 6, 2010). "Disney California Adventure Park Expansion Continues with Goofy's Sky School and Cars Land". Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved June 29, 2011. 
  7. ^ MacDonald, Brady (April 25, 2011). "Goofy's Sky School: Disney California Adventure set to reopen reworked coaster". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 29, 2011. 

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