Joe Cool's Dodgem School Bumper Cars Ride at California's Great America

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Joe Cool's Dodgem School
Rev up your engines!

Fasten your seatbelts and rev up your engines! Joe Cool’s Dodgem School is where all the famous bumper car pros get their start on the track. Taking a lead from Mr. Joe Cool himself (Snoopy’s alter ego of a way-cool college student sporting way-cool shades) young guests learn how to “drive” – with a little bumping and bashing in the process – in brightly colored miniature bumper cars made just for them. A scaled-down, low-speed version of the amusement park classic bumper cars, Joe Cool’s Dodgem School offers thrills and giggles at every turn and consistently earns top grades among our pint-sized guests for supreme fun. Here’s a fun idea for parents from Joe Cool: take a photo of your kiddos “driving” at Joe Cool’s Dodgem School and save it for a side-by-side comparison with a photo of them when their get their real driver’s license in the future!

Height Requirement: Between 35” and 53”

Rider Safety Information

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A bumper car ride for children where guests drive cars around a small track. Riders will experience strong side-to-side movement and rapidly changing direction and forces.

An individual strap is positioned across the chest and under the arm of each rider.

Guests must have a minimum of three functioning extremities.

  • Guests with a cervical collar, neck brace, broken collar bone, or braced arm cast are not permitted to ride.
  • Alternate access is available at the ride exit. Riders will have to take several steps on their own or with the assistance of a companion, and be capable of stepping up and over the side of the ride unit. Please use caution, as the ride unit may shift when entering and exiting.
  • Warning: Avoid head-on collisions.
  • Visit our Guest Assistance Guide for additional Accessibility information.