Saturday, March 8, 2014

Hollywood Studios Attractions: Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith

Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith is my favorite roller coaster at Walt Disney World.  It's still second to California Screamin' though!  This coaster is the fastest in Walt Disney World reaching speeds of 60 mph, in only 2.8 second!  WOW!

Rock 'n' Roller Coaster opened on July 30, 1999.  I remember riding this the summer it opened while it was in soft openings.  It was amazing then and is still amazing now!  Being a child of the 80s, I love the Aerosmith tunes blaring in my ears even if some people say it's too dated now!

This attraction begins with guests watching Aerosmith in the sound booth room at G-Force Records.  As they are finishing a recording session, lead singer Steven Tyler invites all the guests to their concert across town in Southern California.  As you exit the sound room, you enter a back alley where you will catch your "super stretch limo."  Once you are seated in the 24 seat "limo" you will experience a great thrill!  The coaster will take off and reach speeds of 60 mph in 2.8 seconds while Aerosmith tunes such as Dude Looks Like a Lady, Walk This Way, Sweet Emotion, and Love in an Elevator are blasting in your ears.  The inside coaster is in the dark with neon lights, street signs, and SoCal landmarks zooming by.  On the ride you will experience twists, turns, corkscrews and 2 loops.  This attraction was the first Disney attraction to turn guests upside down on US soil!  

Tips:

  • Guests must be 48 inches tall to ride.
  • FastPass is available so make your reservations!
  • Child swap is available for parents to experience this ride without young children.
  • If you chicken out prior to boarding, let a cast member know so you can exit.
  • This attraction is very dark, very loud and very fast.  If you don't like these things, don't ride.
  • Pregnant women, guests with heart conditions and back or neck problems should not ride.
  • Guests in ECVs must transfer to a wheelchair before entering the queue.
  • Melissa from Rolling with the Magic shares the details of her experience riding Rock 'n' Roller Coaster from a wheelchair user's perspective. 

3 comments:

  1. This is the only ride I've been on at Disney so far that I've got off shaking and almost crying. Not sure what it was, but this isn't one I'll be in line for again soon :)

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    1. I hate to hear this! I love this ride! My "I'll never ride again ride" is Expedition Everest. ugh!

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  2. This ride is my absolute favorite ride in all of Disney World! Either this one, or Expedition Everest. I remember being terrified to ride it at first, but after I went on it I wanted to go again. I'm going to Disney World later this year and I couldn't be more excited!

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