RC Racer

RC Racer

RC Racer

RC Racer

RC Racer

RC Racer

RC Racer

RC Racer

RC Racer

RC Racer

RC Racer

RC Racer

RC Racer

RC Racer

RC Racer

RC Racer

Become a small toy and ride a big attraction with tummy-turning effects in Toy Story playland's RC Racer.

RC Racer is a steel shuttle roller coaster in the Walt Disney Studios. The orange half pipe attraction can be spotted from far outside the Toy Story Playland area drawing the attention of both riders as well as curious spectators. The track goes 25 meters up in the sky and has a track length of 82 meters. Sounds short and low, but the experience is quit the opposite. The short ride will take guests to the top of the track. After the car is initially propelled out of the station it will need several forward and backwards movements before it reaches the top, but guest will feel this motion in their tummy's very well. Careful, as it can be a little hard on some riders stomachs. Once the ride vehicle reaches the top it will go fort and back a couple of times before winding down again until complete standstill in the attractions station.

The attraction includes a wonderful oversize Toy Story car straight from the movies. Being a half pipe track only one car is available with 5 rows for 4 people each with a total capacity of 20 riders per go. The theme includes 4 trademark oversize all-terrain wheels (they do not touch the track and are purely decorative). The seats have both overhead restrains as well as an extra seatbelt. In front of the seats are several storage compartments for small items that need to be taken along the ride.

The track itself is bright orange and can't be overlooked. Intimidating to some, exciting to others. The theme choice comes from the final scene of the first Toy Story movie where Buzz proofs that he can actually fly.

The RC Racer experience starts from the moment guests start to enter the queue that looks like an oversize scalextrics track curving all the way up to the attraction. Railing have been added to make sure guests stay on the track and oversize safety cons are part of the area too. You can pretend to be a car following the tracks, you will not be the only one playing that game in the queue. The last part of the queue is a more regular setting with your average switchback queues, but does shows some nice decorations related to car building sets.

One of the special touches in the queue line comes rather early on: a giant “on / off” switch that sticks out of the station building. This bright orange switch actually moves into the proper position depending on whether RC Racer is moving along the track or standing still for the load / unload procedure. Once the queue line passes next the rear part of the half pipe and crosses to the ride’s other side guests walk past a small building, which houses the electricity station for the ride – however, most probably the majority of guests won’t notice what the small structure really is since it is themed to resemble a gas station (well, a play toy gas station). Fans of Pixar and in particular Toy Story will certainly notice that the logos declare it to be a Dinoco gas station, as seen in the first Toy Story movie (and yes, the proper logo with an Apatosaurus from the Toy Story movie is used, not the logo featuring a Tyrannosaurus that was used in the CARS movie).

Tips

Because of the attraction limited places it can become a very slow moving queue with long loading times. Ride this attraction early in the morning, just after opening time, to avoid hour long queues.

There is a single riders option, although not always easy to spot. Follow the race track until you reach the building and then enter it on the opposite side from the main queue entrance. This could easily save you 30 minutes of wait time.

Compact

  • 1 ride vehicle (8 ton)
  • 20 seats (5x4)
  • Height: 25m
  • Ride duration: +/- 1 minute
  • Waitingtime: Waitingtime: 3 of 5

Specials

The attraction ride system is the LMS, or “Linear Motor” system.

The RC Racer is designed by the Walt Disney Imagineering team and the ride system is build by the roller coaster professionals from the “Intamin” company in Switzerland.

The RC Racer attraction was first build in Disneyland Paris with a second one in Hong Kong. The Walt Disney Studios version in Disneyland Paris opened on August, 17, 2010 and the Hong Kong version opened on November 18, 2011 and is part of the Toy Story Land.

The first proposed vehicle was rumored to have only 4 rows with a total capacity for 16 guests. Apparently it was John Lasseter who proposed to add an extra row.

The RC Racer vehicle needs a big and strong wheighting scale as it's tops at 8 ton.

Limits

1,20 meter

Not for people who suffer from back or neck problems, motion sickness or are pregnant.

Big people might not fit the ride and the overhead restraints. In that case guest will not be able to ride and will be asked to leave the attraction. There is no possibility to test this before entering the actual ride vehicle.

DLP.info votings

Child:
1,5 Spacer
Atmosphere:
0,0
Youth:
4,5  
Thrill:
4,0
Adult:
4,0  
Music:
1,5
Senior:
2,0  
Themeing:
0,0

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