I have always looked at ToonTown as not being a part of Disneyland, more like a "backstage" playground for tiny kids. So when I went on Gadget's Go Coaster for the first time in my life, I was literally laughing at the thing. It was so short and so small, and they only have one train for the entire thing! The part that really struck me as funny though was that the "chain" lift was a bunch of tires that propelled a long strip of metal underneath the cars to move it up the hill. Although it scared the heck out of my just to look at it in 1993, I took it to be a joke in recent years.
Well I can tell you guys, this thing is WAY more intense than it looks. For one thing, the wiseass grin I was wearing quickly turned to slight panic as we *launched* out of the station. Now, this wasn't California Screamin' by any measure, but it does give you a fairly good jolt starting out. Then it wisks you up the tire-powered hill really quickly before you can even catch your breath. And before you even realize what's happening, you get some really intense g forces and come within a few feet of scenery and people. It's a lot like one of those "wild mouse" coasters where it uses its small size to do extreme turns and banks to create huge g forces. But it wasn't just that, the thing really does feel like it goes just as fast as any other coaster 5 times its size.
The main advantage to this coaster is purely psychological. I'm sure it wasn't as fast as I thought, but looking at it you're thinking, "This has GOT to be a joke" and you're just not prepared for the fair amount of intensity this ride packs. I mean, when you see Viper or Goliath at Magic Mountain, you KNOW you're in for some extreme forces and prepare your mind accordingly, but when you see a rollercoaster powered by Michelins and has drops that you can practically jump up to touch, you just aren't mentally prepared for what the ride can do.
Also, I find it quite amusing that it's themed after Rescue Rangers. Thankfully they didn't put much more reference to Gadget other than her name, because I'd be utterly shocked if I saw one kid who knew what the Rescue Rangers are today.