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Description And Comments

Previously known as California Screamin', California Adventure's big coaster received an Incredibles re-imagining in Summer 2018. The coaster also received a new story line, props, and music.

Incredicoaster is located in the Incredibles Park neighborhood of Pixar Pier. The story of the ride says that local residents have renamed their city's roller coaster in honor of the Incredibles family. Edna is tasked with babysitting Jack Jack, but he easily escapes. Chaos ensues as the family must try and get a hold of Jack Jack as he uses his catalog of superpowers including teleportation, multiplication, and turning to goo. Near the exit of Incredicoaster is Jack Jack’s Cookie Num Nums, a food cart selling fresh-baked cookies. The cookies are tasty, warm, and chewy. A huge plus is that area smells like fresh cookies. It’s intoxicating.

Incredicoaster gets off to a 0-to-55-mph start by launching you up the first hill like a jet fighter plane off the deck of a carrier (albeit with different technology). From here you will experience tight turns followed by a second launch that sends you over the crest of a 110-foot hill with a 107-foot drop on the far side. Next, you bank and complete an elliptical loop. A diving turn followed by a series of camelbacks brings you back to the station. Speakers play a synchronized soundtrack.

Static figures of the Incredibles family can be seen as you ride, as well as some neat lighting effects. The queue sports a sleek mid-century modern look, and at one point a video plays where Violet has a particularly funny quote: “Sure, slap our names on an old ride.” Edna responds with “Quite normal, darling. Corporations call it synergy.”

We were impressed by the length of the course and the smoothness of the ride. From beginning to end, the ride is about 2½ minutes, with 2 minutes of actual ride time. En route the coaster slows enough on curves and on transition hills to let you take in the nice view. On the scary-o-meter, Incredicoaster is certainly worse than Space Mountain but doesn’t really compare with some of the steel coasters at nearby Magic Mountain. What Incredicoaster loses in fright potential, however, it makes up for in variety. Along its course, Disney has placed every known curve, hill, dip, and loop in roller coaster design.

A Carlsbad, California, woman found the roller coaster to be a smooth operator:

[Incredicoaster] was WONDERFUL, and I am a 57-year-old mom, not an adrenaline-crazed young adult! It was my first ever upside-down ride, but it was so smooth and quick [that] I only felt a gentle pressure pushing me into the seat. It was so fun [that] I went again! Don't miss this one, at any age!

A Texas woman agrees, writing:

I hate roller coasters, and I love [Incredicoaster]. Very smooth.

Touring Tips

  • This attraction offers FASTPASS.
  • This attraction has a Single Rider line.
  • Open for Early Entry.

Incredicoaster is a serious coaster, one that makes Space Mountain look like Dumbo. Secure any hats, cameras, eyeglasses, or anything else that might be ripped from your person during the ride. Stay away completely if you’re prone to motion sickness.

Engineered to run several trains at once, Incredicoaster does a better job than any roller coaster we’ve seen at handling crowds, at least when the attraction is running at full capacity. The coaster is sometimes shut down two or more times a day for technical problems. Early in the morning, however, it’s usually easy to get two or three rides under your belt in about 15 minutes. Ride in the first hour the park is open or use FastPass or the single-rider line (enter up the ramp to the left of the queue).

Incredicoaster Wait Times

This chart shows you roughly how long you'll wait for Incredicoaster 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 be 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 Incredicoaster Wait Times.

Special Comments

Long and smooth; may induce motion sickness. Must be 48" tall to ride; switching-off option provided.

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