• Rock N’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith

Rock N’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith

Luiz Alberto H.

Created: Apr 19, 2024

Last Updated: Apr 25, 2024

Rock N’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
Rating
8
Great
  • Year: 1999
  • Type: Roller Coaster
  • Single rider line: Yes
  • Minimum Height: 48″
  • Ride Duration: 90secs
  • Great launch
  • Closes down a lot

Dream on with Steven Tyler and one of the best launches in Disney history

It’s time to rock n’ roll with one of the most popular bands of the past few decades! No, not Taylor Swift or Nicki Minaj. We are talking about Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and the rest of Aerosmith, of course. By the way, did you see that they will end their tours in 2024? Bummer, but their songs will be here for all eternity. 

Rock N’ Roller coaster is an indoor coaster which puts you inside a vehicle that resembles a limousine, and sends you with a “vip” pass to check out one of Aerosmith’s live shows. By the way, it “sends” you with an initial launch from 0 to 57 mph in 2.8 seconds. It’s certainly one of the best launches in Disney World and it’s also what this ride’s known for.

Hollywood Studios Rock Roller coaster entrance.webp

Rock N’ Roller Coaster doesn’t only have a great launch, oh no, it’s more than that. It only features one initial loop but, other than that, expect steep turns in the dark. Yeah, you can’t see much, similar to Magic Kingdom’s Space Mountain, but just know that Aerosmith will be there with you during your whole trip. Each seat comes with a set of speakers which randomly plays an Aerosmith classic like Walk This Way, Love in an Elevator and Dude Looks Like a Lady. The perfect soundtrack for you to scream your lungs out while spinning in the dark. 

This is actually one of the most intense roller coasters (and rides) in Walt Disney World, even if it doesn’t get close to what the VelociCoaster and The Incredible Hulk Coaster offer, both of them located in Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Rock N’ Roller Coaster has a sea serpent roll and a corkscrew, which is something you don’t often see in Disney World. Even Expedition Everest and the recent Tron Lightcycle Run don’t offer loops of any kind!

Rock N’ Roller Coaster is still a safe option if you want to have fun in Hollywood Studios and enjoy thrill rides. There is also a huge build up until the initial launch, since your car stops in front of a sign and there is a countdown before you are catapulted onwards. It’s also great that guests can see the vehicles close by and the moment they launch and disappear into the tunnel.

Hollywood Studios Rock Roller coaster Disney.webp
Walt Disney World©

The downside of Rock N’ Roller Coaster is its frequent closures, which have become more common in recent years. Some rumors even suggest the possibility of the attraction permanently shutting down, as it often remains closed for extended periods without explanation. Seriously, what’s going on? Is Aerosmith on-site riding it non-stop? Is Disney conducting secret experiments there? Even during normal operating hours, this coaster is notorious for breaking down frequently. So, if you're a big fan of roller coasters or Aerosmith, it's a good idea to arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Will Kids enjoy it?

Rock N’ Roller Coaster, alongside Tron Lightcycle Run, boasts the highest height requirement of any ride in Disney World, set at 48 inches. This means that only kids around eight years old will be able to come here. It’s a good idea to know beforehand if they like roller coasters, so make sure to take them to Slinky Dog Dash, Space Mountain and even Expedition Everest before Rock N’ Roller Coaster. 

Are they fine with all of those? Then they will probably have a great time with Steven Tyler and the rest of the gang. It might be a good idea to warn them about the initial launch, which can be really intense and catch them by surprise. This is also a roller coaster with sharp turns mostly set in the dark, so make sure that they are comfortable with that.

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