Specific Type: Wild Mouse
Disney is a very familiar name in the amusement industry. Starting with Disneyland in 1955, the company grew from just an average theme park to two resorts in the United States, along with three in Europe and Asia, namely Paris, Japan, and Hong Kong. They also brought many fine ideas that catapulted the industry, such as the modern tubular steel coaster.
The newest Disney Park in the United States, Disney's California Adventure, opened in 2001 as the second park of the Disneyland resort in Anaheim, California. When it opened, Disney's California Adventure had only two coasters and still does today. One of them, California Screamin', is a modern day launch coaster from Intamin. It is themed after an old boardwalk wooden coaster from the 30's but has a great experience for all of the members of the coaster family. It has a launch, a lift hill, a loop, lots of airtime, and some lateral g's. It also maintains a wooden coaster feel throughout the ride.
Also located in the Paradise Pier section of the park, Mulholland Madness is a custom Wild Mouse model from Mack. It is currently being revamped into Goofy's Sky School. When it was Mulholland Madness, riders went around road signs, road signs, and more road signs. It can be found at the bottom right corner of the park, across the pier from California Screamin'. Riders sit down in a very brightly colored car, with two rows of two riders. Once the operator pushes the green button, the riders make a 90 degree turn to the left, and they travel up the 55' lift hill.
On July 1st, 2011, Mulholland Madness was no more, as substantial renovations transform it into Goofy's Sky School. The layout will stay the same, but the billboards and the many road signs will be removed. The new ride will be themed to the Disney cartoon, Goofy's Glider. In the cartoon, Goofy tries many methods for getting his glider up in the air, but most of them fail. He then uses a cannon which flies him up into space, where the cartoon ends.
Going up the lift, you see many other cars careening around corners and almost flying off the edge of the track on the hairpin turns. Now it's YOUR turn to experience it, as the car lurches to the left into a straightaway. The car then careens to the left into a flat 180 degree turn. You experience six of these, looking like the train will fall into the midway or into signs with steps on how to fly Goofy's way. One of the signs looks like a train DID go through it. After the six hairpin turns, the train feels like it's leaning in the opposite direction, as it goes through a very wide 270 degree turn to the left. After a very long straightaway, the train slows down a bit as it passes through some block brakes. After two 90 degree turns to the left, the train sharply dives under a billboard, comes back up, slows down through another set of block brakes, and makes two more 90 degree turns to the left. The train swerves as if trying to dodge on-coming vehicles and dives again into an upward straightaway. After another block brake, two more 90 degree left turns, and one more sign instructing how to land, the ride ends in the final brake run.
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