California Screaming is the longest roller coaster in track length in California
REPORTED: BRIAN MALCOLM 12 JUL 01
Themed to look like an old time wooden coaster, most of the steel used on this
coaster is actually for show and isn't actually needed otherwise!
The California Screamin is in fact made of metal. All the metal (fake wood) supports do not have to be there Disney left them there because they wanted it to look like wood because that was the style bck then. Also you have to replace wood to often and it is not safe when it is made out of wood.
CONFIRMED: Jeff Lyon 08 MAR 01
Launched by a specially-designed catapult system accelerating cars from zero to
50 miles per hours in less than six seconds
360 degree loop-de-loop around a
shimmering Mickey Mouse silhouette?
This high G-force launch takes place
on the water while a wave crashes
against the rocks alongside.
Actually the California Screamin' roller coaster goes from 0-55 MPH in 5 seconds.
UPDATE: Amanda 03 NOV 01
The loop that you go through isn't really part of the Mickey head, it's a little bit in front of it.
UPDATE: Amanda 03 NOV 01
Like Rockn' Rollercoaster at Disney World, the windings of the Linear Synchronous Motors are made by General Electric, with the armature and case
being made in the UK, most likely by Force Engineering.
REPORTED: John 29 APR 99
The ride also uses LSMs up the lift hill to maintain the silence of the lift since the ride
is in a residential zone requiring certain noise limits.
This is also the reason for the "scream tubes" on a few of the ride's hills.
CONFIRMED: Mike and Amy 13 APR 01
Because of all the LSMs, the ride has over 36 miles of wiring.
Over 11.8 million pounds of concrete used for the footers of the ride - the deepest footer is 48 ft deep.
Very nice, smooth coaster. Great acceleration from the water level. If you sit on the right side, you might get splashed by breaking waves. Very quiet... no clanking chain drive. Several real nice steep descending turns, lots of weightlessness. Not the fastest coaster in the world, but very fun!
REPORTED: anon 16 DEC 00
The first launch of California Screamin' is used with 33 electromagnets to propel the coaster up the hill. There are pressurized brakes on the ride but there are also brakes that are reversed magnets to repel the coaster. Boosters are also magnets. The ride music is similar to Space Mountain and Indiana Jones. Each "zone" of track has its own music clip. The clips overlap each other to keep the music smooth with different weights or the train. The second drop is higher than the first, and uses... you guessed it... more magnets to push the train up the hill. The tubes are to keep riders from viewing the backstage areas, and to keep rider's screams muffled. They look cool too.
REPORTED: spencer 23 SEP 01
On California Screamin', there is that hideous green tube on the first hill. They HAD to put it in even though the probably detested it. It is because of the Anaheim sound restrictions. It keeps the screams to a minimal. IT IS UGLY!
UPDATED: Geoffrey Honda 04 MAR 02