California Screamin'

Wednesday, December 29, 2004 12:56 AM
How does everybody like this coaster? There aren't many pictures of this coaster, does anybody have any. Would you like to have this coaster at another park, not just a Disney park, but a n amusement park.


Wednesday, December 29, 2004 3:53 AM
I've got a few pictures here. It's a great ride.
Wednesday, December 29, 2004 9:09 AM
It's not bad. It has launches, a loop and quite a few hills that would produce some decent airtime if it weren't for the OTSRs. Not an intense ride but it's long and it offers a little bit of everything that steel coasters are known for.

There are definitely worse steel coasters in the L.A. area in Valencia!

Wednesday, December 29, 2004 9:30 AM
Rob summed up my thoughts nicely: think of Screamin' as a "steel coaster sampler pack." Parts built like a twister, one inversion, a short sequence of bunny hills, a flat launch and later a slow "lift hill" (though it is LIM powered). So, you get a little bit of everything in a moderately thrilling but non-threatening and fun package.
Wednesday, December 29, 2004 10:05 AM
The ride would be good without OTSR's. The ride definitely is tamed down.

Wednesday, December 29, 2004 10:18 AM
I thought it was a decent ride, but definitely not what I expected. It seemed slower than I had imagined, but still a good ride. I'd still stand in line for ToT before I would CS, though.
Wednesday, December 29, 2004 10:34 AM
What hurts the ride the most are the OTSRs. It's not that they're bad (we're not talking Arrow torture devices here) but they definitely take lots away from the overall experience.
Wednesday, December 29, 2004 11:14 AM
Cali Screamin's OSTRs don't bother me...I'm too busy enjoying the ride! Definitely one of the best Disney coasters around and one of the best steel coasters in California.


Wednesday, December 29, 2004 11:48 AM
The OTSR's don't hurt the ride at all. There is no headbanging whatsoever, and you still get plenty of air. Like others have mentioned, it's a steel coaster "sampler pack." Definately a solid ride. True, it's not intense, but very good nonetheless.
Wednesday, December 29, 2004 11:57 AM
Let me stress that I don't think the OTSRs hurt but they do detract a little from the ride since it clearly doesn't need them. There are more forces on old Schwarzkopf loopers and they get by with just lap bars. Airtime is better experienced when your shoulders don't levitate into the restraints! ;)
Wednesday, December 29, 2004 1:30 PM
One of the best 'fun' coasters I've ridden. Good elements, beautifully smooth and compared to most European coasters, a decent length.
Wednesday, December 29, 2004 2:21 PM
It is the seventh longest coaster in the world according to RCDB. Nothing in Europe even makes the top ten :(
Wednesday, December 29, 2004 3:39 PM
Ultimate doesn't make the Top 10?
Wednesday, December 29, 2004 3:45 PM
Maybe people don't consider England to be part of Europe? ;)
Wednesday, December 29, 2004 4:14 PM
Yup...very fun ride. The loop is a bit shaky, but the ride is a lot of fun. Mind you, I would have MUCH rather seen them build a real woodie though...perhaps throw in a water splash too. Oh well.

Then again, there is that extra parking lot space. ;)

Edit: Funny, the "c" not THAT close to the "h". ;)

*** Edited 12/29/2004 11:04:00 PM UTC by janfrederick***

Wednesday, December 29, 2004 4:28 PM
A real wood coaster would have been excellent. I heard that was a consideration at some point although some say that the "fake" wood coaster idea came from Disney America.
Wednesday, December 29, 2004 4:34 PM
I'm not going to add much except to reiterate that the OTSRs detract pretty severely from the ride experience by severely restricting any feeling of freedom (though I agree with other posters that headbanging is not a problem on this coaster at all).

Mr. Ascough summed it up quite nicely, it's got a little bit of everything, and would be a fantastic coaster if it went through it's course, say, 10mph faster and without OTSRs. As it is, it's a pleasent, full featured coaster that's quite fun but well short of the best.

Thursday, December 30, 2004 4:49 AM
Screamin' is a blast and it OTSR's didn't bother me at all(pain-wise). I wouldn't say it's an "intense" coaster but more of a "fun/makes you laugh/makes you go woohoo!" coaster, sorta like Storm Runner. :-D

The music and that funky loop just adds to the fun!


*** Edited 12/30/2004 9:50:15 AM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***

Thursday, December 30, 2004 5:19 AM
I liked Screamin a lot. That whole Paradise Pier section of the park is really neat. Many of the rides in that section are like modernized versions of rides found in the old boardwalk parks of the past. Screamin is just an example of that with supports built to make it look like a wooden coaster, even though it's steel and rides like a steel coaster.
Thursday, December 30, 2004 1:29 PM
never been want to tho

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