Goofy's Sky School concept art

Disney has released a new teaser video for the rethemed Goofy's Sky School rollercoaster, which is due to debut at California Adventure in mid-2011.

Goofy's Sky School will be a rethemed version of the Mulholland Madness coaster, which closed on October 12, 2010. The wild mouse coaster will receive a new theme based on the 1940 cartoon Goofy's Glider, which tells the story of Goofy attempting to teach pilots how to fly. Although the coaster's track will retain the same layout, the ride vehicles will be updated to fit the new theme.

The attraction is a classic wild mouse coaster, featuring sharp turns and sudden drops and reaching a top speed of 27 miles per hour. All of the existing theming from its days as Mulholland Madness will be removed for its return as Goofy's Sky School, with additions including billboards showing flying tips, "clouds" through which the track passes and updated ride vehicles featuring a small "winglet" on the nose.

Mulholland Madness had been in place since Disney California Adventure opened in 2001, and was named after the famous engineer William Mulholland. The ride's theme saw guests renting a car and tackling South California's freeway system, with the vehicles being designed to resemble real cars.

The Paradise Pier area of Disney California Adventure is undergoing extensive changes as part of a $1.1 billion series of upgrades to the park. Criticized by fans for aping the seaside amusement parks that Walt Disney himself sought to distance Disneyland from, it has seen many of its generic attractions updated to be themed around classic Disney characters. In spring 2011, the $100 million The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure attraction will open in Paradise Pier, which has already seen the addition of the World of Color night-time spectacular.

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