RC Racer

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RC Racer
RC Racer HK.jpg
RC Racer at Hong Kong Disneyland
Walt Disney Studios Park
Park section[[Walt Disney Studios Park#Toon Studio|Toon Studio]] - Toy Story Playland
Coordinates48°52′02.46″N 2°46′38.74″E / 48.8673500°N 2.7774278°E / 48.8673500; 2.7774278Coordinates: 48°52′02.46″N 2°46′38.74″E / 48.8673500°N 2.7774278°E / 48.8673500; 2.7774278
StatusOperating
Opening dateAugust 17, 2010 (2010-08-17)
RC Racer at Walt Disney Studios Park at RCDB
Pictures of RC Racer at Walt Disney Studios Park at RCDB
Hong Kong Disneyland
Park sectionToy Story Land
Coordinates22°18′37″N 114°02′22″E / 22.310354°N 114.039326°E / 22.310354; 114.039326
StatusOperating
Opening dateNovember 17, 2011 (2011-11-17)
RC Racer at Hong Kong Disneyland at RCDB
Pictures of RC Racer at Hong Kong Disneyland at RCDB
Shanghai Disneyland
NameRex's Racer
Park sectionToy Story Land
Coordinates31°08′44″N 121°39′08″E / 31.145617°N 121.652228°E / 31.145617; 121.652228
StatusOperating
Opening dateApril 26, 2018 (2018-04-26)
Rex's Racer at Shanghai Disneyland at RCDB
Pictures of Rex's Racer at Shanghai Disneyland at RCDB
General statistics
TypeSteel – Shuttle – Launched
ManufacturerIntamin
DesignerWalt Disney Imagineering
ModelHalf Pipe Coaster
Track layoutHot Wheels
Lift/launch systemLSM
Height25 m (82 ft)
Length82 m (269 ft)
Inversions0
Height restriction120 cm (3 ft 11 in)
TrainsSingle train with a single car. Riders are arranged 4 across in 5 rows for a total of 20 riders per train.
ThemeToy Story
RestraintsOver-the-shoulder with a belt between the legs
Single rider line available at Walt Disney Studios Park
Must transfer from wheelchair

RC Racer (known as Rex's Racer in Shanghai) is a steel shuttle roller coaster operating at Walt Disney Studios Park in France, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Shanghai Disneyland. The ride is part of the Toy Story Playland in France, Toy Story Land in Hong Kong, and Toy Story Land in Shanghai. The France ride opened on August 17, 2010, the Hong Kong installation opened on November 17, 2011, and the Shanghai ride opened on April 26, 2018.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

Attraction[edit]

Situated at the back of Toy Story Playland amongst mature trees which double as overgrown bushes in the Toy Story universe, RC Racer is the main attraction of that section of the park and the park's third roller coaster when it opened in August 2010 at Walt Disney Studios Park.

The ride takes inspiration from Mattel's popular Hot Wheels line of toy cars, which come paired with the orange track as seen in the Toy Story films. Climbing aboard the huge remote-controlled RC car, riders are propelled forwards and backwards through the station building in a semi-circular "half pipe" of track, quickly building up enough speed to hit the top height of almost 80 feet (24 metres).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Gas, Philippe. "Toy Story Playland Unveiled at Disneyland Paris". Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved September 18, 2010.
  2. ^ MacDonald, Brady (November 13, 2009). "Hong Kong Disneyland to add 'Toy Story' themed land". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 18, 2010.
  3. ^ Marden, Duane. "RC Racer Vitesse Maximale!  (Disneyland Paris - Walt Disney Studios Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved September 18, 2010.
  4. ^ "RC Racer (Walt Disney Studios)". Parkz. Retrieved September 18, 2010.
  5. ^ "RC Racer - Toy Story Playland". Disneyland Paris. Retrieved September 18, 2010.
  6. ^ Smith, Thomas (November 17, 2011). "Toy Story Land Officially Opens at Hong Kong Disneyland". Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved November 18, 2011.
  7. ^ Frater, Patrick (April 26, 2018). "Disney Opens Toy Story Land at Shanghai Theme Park". Variety.

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