Here are the answers to yesterday’s trivia questions on roller coasters. How did you do? If you feel like it, add a comment on the Disney Over 50 Facebook or Instagram. I’m also open to suggestions for future subjects.
I’ll keep the questions, with the answers right after them in italics. If you haven’t seen the original post with just the questions, you can find that here.
Here we go…
1) Speaking of Slinky Dog Dash (it includes the words “here we go” in the soundtrack), how many rows of seats are there in each dog/car?
Nine, each dog has five cars. The first four have two rows each, but there is only one row in the final car, plus the tail.
2) Which roller coaster is now a seasonal attraction?
Primeval Whirl, you can read about it here.
3) What is special about the end of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train?
The audio-animatronics at the end were taken from Snow White’s Scary Adventure. There are other elements from the former ride in other parts of the coaster as well.
4) Which of the four Walt Disney World theme parks does not currently have a roller coaster?
EPCOT, Test Track is not considered a roller coaster. The park will have a coaster when Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind opens.
5) Who is Disco Yeti, and why does it have that unofficial nickname?
It’s the yeti in Expedition Everest, and it’s called that because the audio-animatronic creature doesn’t work properly, so the effect is achieved with strobe lights.
6) What is the maximum speed of Space Mountain?
35 miles per hour, it just feels faster. This is the Magic Kingdom version, the Disneyland Paris version is faster and has three inversions.
7) How many inversions are there on Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith?
Three; two loops and one corkscrew.
8) How many versions of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad are there at Disney Parks across the planet?
Four; at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Tokyo Disneyland, and Disneyland Paris.
9) What is the oldest roller coaster at Walt Disney World?
Space Mountain, which opened on January 15, 1975. It is also the oldest operating coaster in the state of Florida.
10) What is the lowest height requirement for a Walt Disney World roller coaster?
The Barnstormer at the Magic Kingdom, riders must be at least 35 inches tall.
Bonus question: What were the names of the two roller coaster simulators that are no longer operational and where were they located?
Sum of All Thrills at Epcot and Cyber Space Mountain at DisneyQuest, Downtown Disney.