The History of Goofy's Sky School at Disney California Adventure

Disney Parks History

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Disney California Adventure has relatively few attractions from its early years and almost every attraction has gone through at least one redesign in the history of the park.

When the park first opened, the Paradise Pier section of the park featured two roller coasters, California Screamin, and Mulholland Madness. While both have since been rethemed based on animated characters, Muholland Madness would be the first to be replaced.

Originally featuring light theming based on the highways of California, this was one of many attractions in the original version of Disney California Adventure that did not go over well with early visitors to the park. This led it to be earmarked as one of the attractions that would be getting new theming as the park was being redeveloped. The original attraction would close in 2010.

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The chosen theme would be the various how-to short films that were made by Walt Disney starring Goofy. Specifically, it would be based on the 1940 short Goofy's Glider and primarily be about Goofy teaching flying lessons.

The ride vehicles became themed as planes and the roller coaster track was repainted into a light blue sky color, with decorations befitting the new theming.

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This version of the ride ended up outlasting its original land, Paradise Pier, most of which closed in 2018 to make way for Pixar Pier. It ended up being one of the most elaborate rides in a the new land made up of the remnants of the original section known as Paradise Gardens Park.

When the Disneyland Resort closed due to the COVID19 pandemic this ride was still open, and will assumably reopen along with Disney California Adventure.