Description And Comments
Gadget's Go Coaster is a very small roller coaster, the idea of which is that you are miniaturized and riding around in an acorn shell. The ride itself is pretty zippy, but it is over so quickly you hardly know you've been anywhere. In fact, of the 52 seconds the ride is in motion, 32 seconds are consumed in exiting the loading area, being ratcheted up the first hill, and braking into the off-loading area. The actual time you spend careening around the track is a whopping 20 seconds.
Because the cars of this dinky roller coaster are too small for most adults, there is a fair amount of whiplashing for taller people. Add to that the small carrying capacity of the ride (the track is too short for more than one train to operate) and you have a real engineering brain fart. Unfortunately, the ride is visually appealing. All the kids want to ride, subjecting the whole family to incarceration in a line whose movement can only be discerned by time-lapse photography. Our recommendation to parties touring without children: skip Gadget's Go Coaster. If there are children in your group, you've got a problem.
This small little coaster can accrue quite a line as the day builds, and in a queue with little to no shade, waiting in this line in the heat can be murder on you and your group. Our recommendation is to go very shortly after Mickey's Toontown opens, possibly after riding Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin.
This is also a case where cast members rarely update the posted wait time. It's a good idea to do a quick visual check for yourself: if the line is back to the sign, the wait is probably around 20 minutes. If the line ends just outside the loading area, that will be closer to a 5 minute wait.
This chart shows you roughly how long you'll wait for Gadget's Go Coaster when you visit on a day with a given Disneyland 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 Gadget's Go Coaster Wait Times.
Great for little ones but not worth the wait for adults; must be 35" to ride; expectant moms shouldn't ride.
Other Attractions in Mickey's Toontown
- Chip 'n Dale Treehouse
- Disneyland Railroad Mickey's Toontown
- Donald's Boat
- Goofy's Playhouse
- Mickey's House
- Minnie's House
- Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin
Touring Plans with Gadget's Go Coaster
|Wait per 100 people ahead||10 minutes|
When to go
Before 10:30 a.m., during the parades and Fantasmic! In the evening, or just before the park closes.
|Opening Date||January 24, 1993|
|Scope and scale||Minor Attraction|
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