Take a Ride on California Screamin at Disney California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort – Episode 171

This week we take you on a thrilling ride on one of our favorite coasters anywhere, California Screamin at Disney California Adventure in the Disneyland Resort. This is an outside, boardwalk-themed coaster, and the 8th longest roller coaster in the world (4th longest steel coaster in the United States), at 6,072 feet. Though built of steel the structure as designed visually mimics the features of a wooden coaster. The coaster uses a linear induction motor to launch and is one of Disney’s fastest attractions, accelerating guests from zero to 55 miles per hour in four seconds. California Screamin’ is set to music and is the only inverting ride in the Disneyland Resort.

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Rick Howard

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20 comments on “Take a Ride on California Screamin at Disney California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort – Episode 171
  1. Kevin Nelson says:

    I’m LOVING that view behind you in Aulani, so awesome, can’t wait for the videos. That 0 to 60 mph start on California Screamin’ is so cool, makes ya fell like a fighter pilot for a couple of seconds! Thanks Rick so much, I’m so thankful for your weekly video blog. I know being with your family at Aulani is making you all smile, and that’s what life is all about!

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  2. Jennie says:

    Thanks for sharing! I love that you take us ON the rides, so we can experience them!! And….rice chex!

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  3. Joanne S says:

    I have not been out to Disneyland since 1988. I spent 3 days out there with my sister after I graduated college. Boy how it’s changed! I have been trying to convince my husband to take the trip out to California but he is having too much fun going to WDW. Maybe after I show him this video he will be inspired. It is so wonderful how Disney never takes for granted that their guests are going to come back again and again. New blends with old to make the experience fresh yet comforting. Thanks again for the weekly dose of Disney. It always makes me smile. My favorite cereal is Corn Flakes.

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  4. Donna Isard says:

    Hi Rick. Thanks for showing the coaster. My husband and I love riding coasters. Our favorite is the rock n roll coaster and hollywood studios. We really have to try to plan a trip to DL soon to see everything those parks have to offer. My favorite ceral is raisen bran.

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  5. Jeanne Cundiff says:

    Thanks for another great ride video!! California Screamin’ looks fantastic! I really want to get out to Disneyland some day. Aulani looks just beautiful and I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us. My favorite cereal is Apple Cinnamon Cheerios; a great start to my day! Thanks again for a great Disney fix, we love your videos!!!!
    Jeanne

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  6. Dennis Conroy says:

    Loved the ride through video of California Screamin! Reason is I’m a big chicken and would never actually ride it! So your video is as close as I’ll ever come to riding it! Keep up the awesome video podcasts I look forward to them each week! Favorite cereal: Capt Crunch!

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  7. Bob Nordmark says:

    Hey Rick,

    Thanks for taking me along for the ride. California Screamin looks like a lot of fun. I can’t wait to ride it although I think I had better do it on an empty stomach. My favorite cereal: Product 19. I haven’t been able to buy it here in the Northwest for many years. So, my next favorite is Cherrios.

    Rick, I really like the Aloha shirt that you wore in this video. Where did you get it? I would like to get one the next time I go to Hawaii.

    See you next week.

    Bob

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    Rick Reply:

    Hey Bob,

    That’s an old stand by Tommy Bahama shirt I’ve had for years, shown up on several TwR episodes in the past, didn’t pick up any new Aloha shirts while we were there.

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  8. Bob Nordmark says:

    Hey Rick,

    It’s me again. I have some more questions. When you and Leslie arrived in Honolulu did you rent a car and drive to Aulani or did you take some other form of transportation? Is there adequate public transportation from the Aulani Resort to the rest of Oahu or would you recommend renting a car for the days that you stay at the Aulani Resort?

    Bob

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    Rick Reply:

    Hey Bob,

    We didn’t rent a car in Honolulu, we just took a shuttle from the airport to Aulani, used Speedy Shuttle, they were clean, courteous and got us there and back, well speedily!

    There really isn’t public transportation from Aulani to Oahu, you either need a car or take a taxi. We planned on spending most of our time around the resort area, so we didn’t need a car, the couple of times we ventured out, we just grabbed a taxi, that worked out better this trip.

    There is a free shuttle that runs around the resorts and marina in the Ko Olina area, you can catch it at Aulani and go to the Marriott or the marina and around. Everything is within a short walking distance too, if you don’t mind that.

    Waikiki is about an hour drive away I think, no transportation there. We’ve been there, so that wasn’t on the plan for this trip, we just wanted to relax and enjoy Aulani!

    Thanks for the comments!

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  9. Joseph says:

    Well, my favorite breakfast cereal is a hard one to answer because there are way too many I love. California Screamin’ I will never ride because I can not stand going upside down. It freaks me out.

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  10. John Broadwater says:

    Thanks for another Great Show. My favorite cerel is Frosted Mini Wheats. Can’t wait to see the next vedio. Hope you are enjoying the Aulani Resort. can’t wait to see what I’am missing. thanks again. see you next week.

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  11. Ed Mahoney says:

    Hi Rick,

    I think California Screamin is a great comination of the old wooden coaster, and the modern high speed rail coaster. I think Disney is the most amazing inventer of rides and technoligy in the world. My wife and I go to Disneyworld every year. I have been trying to get her to go to Disneyland but she won’t give up her World. Oh well I guess we’ll just have to take TWO trips next year.

    Love your vidios
    ED

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  12. Ed Mahoney says:

    Oh, and it’s cornflaks

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  13. Alycia says:

    Cheerios! Ever since I could eat solid food! 🙂

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  14. TikiTommy1960 says:

    Wow Rick , thanks for the wild ride on California Screamin! Thats as close as anyone will ever get me to that 360 loop. If I ever rode that coaster,
    especially after breakfast, I would definately loose my CHEERIOS ! I keep a well stoked inventory of several breakfast cereals for the family but next to good old oatmeal, Cheerios will always be my favorite.

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  15. Scott says:

    Great camera work Rick and the music background really was perfect. Must try to get out there soon. Looking forward to some Hawaii time with you in the next couple of weeks. Looks awesome. Favorite cereal: Frosted Flakes, their great!

    Scott

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  16. Terese Paltatzidis says:

    Thanks for the great video! Haven’t been to Disneyland in several years. I think it’s time to think about heading out there again!

    Favorite breakfast cereal…that’s a tough one. I love Quisp and Count Chocula…unfortunately, both are hard to find!

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  17. John Bullard says:

    Thanks for the video Rick, they truly do inspire me to want to travel even more! Ive only been to DCA and Disneyland once, and that was with ABD, I look forward to taking my family back on our own for a longer stretch of time.

    Favorite cereal is Kashi Honey Toasted Oat

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  18. Peggy Hickey says:

    Since I cannot ride coasters that require shoulder harnesses this is the only way I can get the coaster experience. I don’t do inversions. 🙂
    I prefer the more scenic coasters like Thunder Mountain.
    Cereal? I don’t think I have a favorite. I don’t usualy eat it. When I do it’s boring bran flakes. Oh well.
    You mentioned the places we’d like to see you go, and I forgot the one place I’d really love to see more of, Japan’s Disney Seas. They have some very different attractions there, and I’d love to see more of it.
    And now to finally catch up to this week’s podcast…

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