Goofy's Sky School
Paradise Pier
Disney's California Adventure

Goofy's Sky School


INTRODUCTION

Goofy's Sky School takes riders on a "Wild Mouse" type of roller coaster where they are a student pilot learning to fly "The Goofy Way".


ATTRACTION

Goofy's Sky School Goofy's Sky School is located in the Paradise Pier area across from Jumpin' Jellyfish. The queue is a covered ramp that switchbacks up to the loading area.

The ride vehicles will hold up to four people in two rows, and riders are secured by a lap bar. After the vehicle moves away from the loading area it's pulled up the track to the "take off" area where the "flight lessons" begin. Student pilots learn to fly, turn, nose dive and land as the vehicle proceeds down in a series of sharp 180-degree unbanked turns, with a few quick up-and-down dips for good measure. The ride is short - less than two minutes from start to finish.


TOURING TIPS

Goofy's Sky School is a Fastpass attraction. It's relatively slow-loading, and even on relatively slow days the standby line can get fairly long.

The quick, sharp turns can be jarring, and there's the sensation that each turn will throw you out of the car if you don't hold on tightly. (Our AllEars.Net researcher calls this the scariest ride in the park!) The top of the ride is three stories above Paradise Pier and very exposed - those who are afraid of heights should probably not ride.

Riders must be 42" tall.

The seats in the vehicles aren't very big, and getting into and out of them can be quite awkward, especially for people who are taller or larger than average.

Those in wheelchairs or ECVs should proceed through the regular queue, but must be able to transfer into the vehicle.

The closest restrooms are located next to Paradise Garden Grill.


KIDS AND CHARACTERS

The sharp turns and exposure might be uncomfortable for some kids (even some adults!).

Young children should be accompanied by an adult.

There are no characters associated with this attraction. Check the Daily Times guide for Character Meet and Greet opportunities.


DINING

Corn Dog Castle - corn dogs and beverages

Paradise Garden Grill - Mediterranean skewers, salad, beverages

Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta - Flatbread pizzas, pastas, and salads

Restaurants At A Glance


SHOPPING

Seaside Souvenirs - Hats, small souvenirs

Shopping at a Glance


INTERESTING FACTS

Goofy's exterior

Goofy's Sky School is a re-themed version of the original Mulholland Madness attraction, which opened with Disney California Adventure on February 8, 2001. Goofy's Sky School opened in July, 2011.

The attraction is based on the Goofy's Glider cartoon.

According to the backstory for the attraction, Goofy has opened a flight school at his former chicken ranch - on the ride you'll see a lot of the former residents are still around. And take a look at the bulletin boards in the queue, which have some fun little in-jokes about the evolution of chicken ranch to flying school.


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