Iconic Disney roller coaster California Screamin’ will close next month, then reopen with a new name and theme – Orange County Register

There might still be screaming going on inside Disney California Adventure , but it won’t be coming from the iconic California Screamin’ roller coaster, which is being shut down for a makeover into a new attraction called “The Incredicoaster.”  Its last day of operation will be Jan. 7, when it will close along with much of its surrounding Paradise Pier.

This remake will keep the existing structure, but add new elements themed to the superhero family of characters from the popular Incredibles movie, which has a sequel coming out in summer 2018.

California Screamin’ was built from steel and opened with the new park in 2001. It was designed to resemble an old-fashioned wooden coaster from pleasure piers of the 1920s. It has more than 1 mile of track, and takes riders from 0 to 55 mph in only four seconds.

“The Screamin’ had no real theme, so adding a property that people know should be popular,” said Dusty Sage, who runs the MiceChat fan blog. “It was a popular coaster before, and it should continue to be. I don’t really see a downside to it.”

The existing California Screamin’ coaster will close down Jan. 8 and be rethemed as the Incredicoaster.

The latest details from the notoriously tight-lipped Disney folks are that the Incredicoaster will offer a “high speed new experience featuring characters from ‘The Incredibles.’”

The Incredible Parr family, a humorous collection of superheroes, each with special gifts, will race alongside guests during the attraction, trying to catch their baby Jack-Jack.

The coaster’s existing tunnels will be fully enclosed, and the character of Mrs. Incredible, also known as Elastigirl, will stretch inside, over the heads of coaster riders, trying to catch her baby.

The new loading area for the ride will be a soaring glass mid-century-modern building inspired by the Parr family home in the movie. Music will be provided that hypes the new “Incredibles 2” movie slated to open July 14.

Expect to see more…

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