Description And Comments
Maliboomer consists of three towers that are easy to recognize since they're the tallest structures in the park. It's themed to resemble a giant rendition of the midway test-of-strength booth where you try to ring a bell atop a pole by hitting a plate on the ground with a sledgehammer. When you hit the plate, a metal projectile is launched vertically up the shaft toward the bell. Well, on this attraction, you take the place of the metal projectile and are launched up the tower and allowed to free-fall during part of your trip back toward the ground. Naturally, this might leave you feeling like your own bell's been rung.
As it turns out, Maliboomer looks much scarier than it actually is. The launch speed is really quite civilized, though everyone screams for appearance's sake. In fact, there's so much high-decibel screaming on this attraction that Disney installed clear plastic "scream guards" to prevent all the hollering from being broadcast across Anaheim (we kid you not). If the launch is so-so, the free-fall wins the big-weenie award. The only full-fledged adrenaline rush comes from waiting anxiously to be launched. In short, there's not enough bite for a real thrill-ride enthusiast to justify the wait. If you've never experienced similar attractions at other parks, however, Maliboomer will provide a gentle introduction to the genre.
- This attraction used to have a Single Rider line.
Though great fun for those with strong stomachs, this type of ride is an infamously slow loader. Try to ride during the first hour the park is open. Bins are provided to store purses, glasses, and other loose items while you ride. If the wait is long, split up your group and use the singles line.
This chart shows you roughly how long you'll wait for Maliboomer when you visit on a day with a given Disney California Adventure Crowd Level. The blue bars represent the average "peak" wait time (that is, how long the line will at its busiest). The bottom and top black lines represent the range of peak wait times to expect (for you fellow nerds out there: it's the 5th percentile and 95th percentile of peak wait times). Please note that these are estimates, and for a better forecast for your travel dates, see Maliboomer Wait Times.
Overrated; may induce motion sickness; 52" minimum-height requirement; switching off available (see
Other Attractions in Paradise Pier
- California Screamin'
- Golden Zephyr
- Goofy's Sky School
- Instant Concert! ...Just Add Water
- Jumpin' Jellyfish
- King Triton's Carousel
- Mickey's Fun Wheel - Non Swinging
- Mickey's Fun Wheel - Swinging
- Operation: Playtime! - featuring the Green Army Men
- Paradise Garden Bandstand
- Phineas and Ferb Rockin' Rollin' Dance Party
- Pixar Play Parade
- Silly Symphony Swings - Single
- Silly Symphony Swings - Tandem
- The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel's Undersea Adventure
- Toy Story Midway Mania!
- World of Color
|Vertical launch and free-fall thrill ride|
When to go
The first hour the park is open
|Opening Date||February 8, 2001|
|Closing Date||September 7, 2010|
|Scope and scale||Major Attraction|
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