California Screamin'

Paradise Pier
Disney's California Adventure

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California Screamin'


Blast-off with a screech from the beach! Then twist, turn and loop upside down through Mickey Mouse's silhouette. By the time you arrive back at the pier, you will know why this is the adrenaline rush of the century!


California Screamin' is a state-of-the-art, steel roller coaster that evokes the great thrills of wooden coasters from days gone by. Catapult from 0 to 55 mph in less than five seconds. Over the course of more than one mile of track, you'll experience a giant loop and a 108-foot drop, all set to music played by a state of the art sound system.


Height Requirement: 48" (122 cm) or taller.

California Screamin' is a FastPass Attraction. Even with Fastpass, the standby lines can still be pretty long. Try riding first thing in the morning before queues develop, or during the afternoon parade.

This is a pretty wild coaster, so don't ride it if you have heart, back or neck problems, motion sickness or other conditions that could be aggravated by a rough coaster. Expectant mothers should not ride, either.


Accompany young children on this ride -- you must be at least 48 inches tall to ride.


Walk down the Boardwalk to Malibu-ritos (Mexican food) or Strip, Dips, and Chips (fish and chips, chicken strips).

At the entrance to Paradise Pier is Ariel's Grotto, a character buffet featuring seafood and American cuisine.

For a quick snack there's Catch-a-Flave, with soft-serve ice cream.

Disney's California Adventure Restaurants At A Glance

Menus from around the Disneyland Resort


Buy a photo of yourself on the coaster at the gift shop, ScreamCam!

Disney's California Adventure Shopping at a Glance


Much of the steel on California Screamin' is used to create the illusion that this is a vintage wooden coaster.

This coaster has six trains with six cars per train.

The maximum speed is 55 mph.

The maximum drop is 108 feet.

The length of track is 6,072 feet, but launch length is 215 feet.

There are 550 sensors.

Miles traveled per year is 50,000.

A loaded train weighs 22,000 pounds.

Number of speakers on board is 108.

Six miles of electrical wire.

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