Sunday Spotlight: Goofy’s Sky School

Goofy’s Sky School is a roller coaster that can be found near the back of Disney California Adventure. Technically in the Paradise Gardens Park area of the park, this steel wild mouse coaster is pretty much exactly what one would expect from a coaster with Goofy’s name on it. However, it wasn’t originally named for Goofy!

On February 8, 2001, when the attraction originally opened, it had the name Mulholland Madness. Named after Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles (which received its name from an engineer named William Mulholland), this coaster had the same track that it has today. However, it had a different theme. It was themed around the adventure that is driving in Southern California aboard the attraction’s little cars.

The attraction closed on October 12, 2010, as part of Disney California Adventure’s refurbishment. When it reopened on July 1, 2011, it was Goofy’s Sky School. Now, guests boarded little planes and learned to fly from the most unlikely flight instructor… Goofy. These theme has remained to date. As guests twist and turn, dive, and stop, various signs with Goofy give flight directions. The attraction isn’t the smoothest ride in the world but it is a lot of fun.

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