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October 15, 2005

Disney's Reopens California Adventure Roller Coaster

Anaheim, CA -- The California Screamin' roller coaster at Disney's California Adventure theme park reopened Friday after state investigators released the results of their three month investigation. The roller coaster closed when two trains collided causing minor injuries on July 29.

According to the investigation results the accident was caused by an air leak in the ride's brake system. The leak prevented the brakes from completely stopping an incoming train. When the train failed to stop it bumped into another train sitting just outside the station. By most accounts it was a minor collision.

Emergency crews sent to the scene treated 15 riders for minor injuries.

Disney under the supervision of state investigators has corrected the problems with the brake system. The park also installed two magnetic brakes to slow the roller coaster at two points during the ride.

California Screamin' is a launched roller coaster that reaches speeds of up to 55 mph. It is one of the most popular attractions at Disney's California Adventure.

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