There are more and more indications that Disneyland may be opening again sooner than later (there are several reports indicating an increase in activity at the parks), so we’re going to go back into Disneyland Park to help get you ready. For this “Better Know an Attraction” deep dive, we’re going to take a look at what is the first roller coaster for a lot of youngsters, Gadget’s Go Coaster in Mickey’s Toontown. Read on for more!
What is Gadget’s Go Coaster?
Gadget’s Go Coaster is a roller coaster attraction intended primarily for children based upon Gadget Hackwrench from Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers.
Where is Gadget’s Go Coaster?
Gadget’s Go Coaster is located at the very back of the park in Mickey’s Toontown. From the castle, you’ll head to the right through Fantasyland, past it’s a small world, and then back and to the left once you enter Mickey’s Toontown.
Gadget’s Go Coaster History
Gadget’s Go Coaster opened on January 24, 1993, and has been operating in essentially the same form ever since. A version of the attraction was opened at Tokyo Disneyland in 1996.
What You Need to Know About the Gadget’s Go Coaster Queue
The queue for Gadget’s Go Coaster is a winding path through and among the coaster track, in an area themed to the Chip ‘n Dale universe, and in particular Gadget and her workshop and inventions. A significant amount of the queue is outdoors and unshaded. It cannot accommodate wheelchairs or ECVs, so guests using them will be directed to enter through the exit for boarding.
What is the Ride Experience Like for Gadget’s Go Coaster?
In a word, brief. The attraction as a whole is only about a minute long, and all but 20 seconds of that time is spent going up the lift hill and braking at the end of the ride. The ride is twisty and turn-y, but not particularly fast. It can be a bit jerky, especially for adults, but it’s designed primarily for children, and is not very intense. It’s a great attraction to test your child’s appetite for Disneyland’s more intense roller coasters.
What are the Ride Vehicles Like for Gadget’s Go Coaster?
Gadget’s Go Coaster features vehicles that look like acorns. They technically accommodate up to two guests per row, but they are intended for an adult and a child, so two adults may find it to be an uncomfortable fit. There are no inversions, so the only restraint is a lap bar that you’ll pull down yourself.
What You Need to Know About Accessibility for Gadget’s Go Coaster
Guests do need to be able to transfer into the ride vehicle to be able to ride Gadget’s Go Coaster. Guests in wheelchairs and ECVs should enter through the exit where you will be directed by a cast member for further boarding instructions.
What You Need to Know About Health and Safety Warnings for Gadget’s Go Coaster
Disneyland warns guests that, “[e]xpectant mothers should not ride.”
What are the Height Restrictions for Gadget’s Go Coaster?
Guests need to be 35″ or taller to ride Gadget’s Go Coaster. Guests under 7 must be accompanied by someone 14 or older.
Does Gadget’s Go Coaster Offer FastPass?
Does Weather Affect Gadget’s Go Coaster?
Gadget’s Go Coaster is outdoors, so extreme weather can shut it down. It will generally continue to run in the rain, but lightning or heavy rain can result in it being closed until the weather passes.
What’s the Best Time of Day to Experience Gadget’s Go Coaster?
Gadget’s Go Coaster is a minor attraction, but it is popular among the smaller set and loads slowly, so it can generate large lines that persist throughout the day. The first 30 minutes that Toontown is open is the best time to target, or right at the end of the day. Expected wait times on a crowd-level basis are noted here, but be sure to check out the expected wait time for the date you intend to be there.
Do you take your little ones to ride Gadget’s Go Coaster? Do you enjoy it yourself? Let us know in the comments!