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Disney Parks Coaster fail leaves Guests stranded, forced to wait for Cast Member rescue

How do you feel about roller coasters? A person’s affinity for, or avoidance of, roller coasters seems to be a defining characteristic for many.

The Incredicoaster | Disneyland Resort

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If we’re coaster junkies, choosing a pal to take with us to a Disney Park can be tricky: it’s fun to bring along that coaster-loving buddy with us, but if we’re more of the anti-coaster persuasion, bringing along that one coaster addict friend might just spoil the fun–especially for him or her! But love them or hate them, very few Guests feel “exhilarated” when a coaster car gets stuck. Add to the scenario a long wait and bad weather, and for some, you’ve got all the makings of a horror film.

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But that’s what happened to Guests last month on the IncrediCoaster at Disneyland Resort in California.


I was inspired by @sarahhernandezofficial to share the time I got stuck on the #incredicoaster at #disneyland for an hour in 40 degree weather🥶🎢🏰

♬ Stuck – Stacie Orrico

The coaster originally opened in 2001 as the attraction called “California Screamin,” and perhaps during this scenario, that name would have been more fitting. According to this video, posted by Rebecca Diamond (@shinebrightbeccadiamond), the coaster failed, and Guests aboard were forced to wait for almost an hour before being rescued.

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And to make matters worse, the entire scenario took place while the temperatures were in the 40s.

In 2018, the coaster was reimagined and became the IncrediCoaster, inspired by PIXAR’s The Incredibles and The Incredibles 2. The opening of the newly-themed coaster was part of the debut of PIXAR Pier at Disneyland.

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Before Guests board the coaster, they see a pre-show which serves as a layout for the ride’s storyline. Guests watch the Incredibles family on TV screens above them as they wait in the pre-show queue. Guests board the coaster and are immersed in the story of the attraction. The story actually focuses on Jack-Jack, the youngest member of the Incredibles family. Once again, his unbridled superpowers have taken over.

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In the first tunnel Guests enter, Dash races after his little brother, hoping to catch him, but to no avail. In the second tunnel, Mr. and Mrs. Incredible used their powers to try to catch baby Jack-Jack, but even their strength and super-elasticity are no match for the super baby.

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In the last tunnel, Violet Incredible creates an invisible force field, hoping to keep Guests safe from a fire that is Jack-Jack’s doing, and at the end of the experience, Jack-Jack is super-sized but contained inside a cookie. Thanks, Edna Mode.

It must have been unnerving at best and completely horrifying at the worst for Guests stuck aboard the IncrediCoaster while they waited to be rescued by Cast Members. We should note that once Guests were rescued, they were forced to walk down multiple flights of stairs to get back onto solid ground.

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No word on Mr. Incredible’s whereabouts during the incident, but we’re thinking some of those Cast Members might actually be undercover supers as well!

About Becky Burkett

I'm an enthusiastic writer who finds joy in random things like cold weather, snow, "I Love Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show," journals full of blank paper, countdowns to Christmas, the month of December, "Toy Story," "Sleeping Beauty," my 4 kids, my 4 shih tsus, Disney Parks history, Imagineering and visiting the parks. I think Walt Disney is the standard against which genius should be measured. I love to write about Disney Parks, Disney history, all things Imagineering and PIXAR. I adore the colors, story and art direction of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (Team Make it Blue!), and "Toy Story" is life (minus "Toy Story 4"). I believe Walt Disney was so much more than an entertainment and theme park tycoon; I believe he was a savant with a vision for life and how it could be if happiness and kindness are strived for. I love Biergarten at EPCOT and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian. You can find me croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room, chillin' on the PeopleMover or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. I'm always looking for Imagineers in the parks, and I'd rather meet Joe Rohde and Tony Baxter than anyone in Hollywood! Hey, if you dream it, you really can do it!