Join the Incredibles in their high-speed chase to catch Jack-Jack. The roller coaster that used to be California Screamin’ was transformed and it is truly Incredible. New scenes, special effects, and a musical score by Incredibles 2 composer Michael Giacchino make for a thrilling ride you won’t forget!
The coaster launches you from 0 to 55 mph and exhilarates with hills and turns. (Personal aside, this is my all time favorite ride anywhere ever. It’s kind of the best. Also, my husband gets motion sick every single time.) You’ll find the Incredicoaster in Pixar Pier at California Adventure, and can read more about the attraction on the Disneyland site.
The Incredicoaster in your Homeschool
You don’t have to be planning a trip to Disneyland to add this fun study to your homeschool! Learning about how roller coasters work would be a fun unit study any time.
One of our favorite things is a science video series by Disney Imagineers. This episode on Trajectory highlights the Incredicoaster (when it was still California’ Screamin’). Pro tip: Check your local library for this series…it’s fantastic!!
There are also lots of life lessons in the Incredibles movies that could spur conversation with your kids. Role models, how kids develop their passions, teamwork, integrity…lots of good stuff!
Books to check out:
- How it Works: Roller Coasters
- Roller Coaster Science
- Engineering Marvels: Roller Coasters (And Dividing Fractions)
- Roller Coaster
- The Incredibles Little Golden Book
- The Incredibles 2 Little Golden Book
- Jack-Jack Attack Little Golden Book
Movies to watch:
You can download this Incredibles movie study that comes with discussion questions for your family and more.
Here’s a short roller coaster unit study! This is a fun one to do over the summer, or to add to your physical science curriculum.
Watch this short video on the physics of roller coasters.
Even try your hand at designing your own coaster. Build your coaster using the physics concepts that are used to design real coasters.
Ride-through videos are never exactly the same as riding the attraction yourself, but they can be a fun way to get an idea of what to expect. So if a trip to California is not on the agenda, you can still get a peek at what the Incredicoaster is like.
The soundtrack makes you feel like you are part of the movie!
If you are planning a trip to Disneyland, you can even get one of Jack-Jack’s cookie num-nums after you ride. Make sure you get some milk to go with it!