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Orlando Attraction Celebrates 15 Years

Rock 'n' Roller Coaster

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Orlando theme parks update and change out attractions every few years it seems, yet one attraction is celebrating its 15-year anniversary today. Happy anniversary Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster! This attraction starring Aerosmith originally opened at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on July 29, 1999. Now 15 years later, it is still a popular wild ride.

On this ride guests are taken on a tour of the G-Force Records music studio, where Aerosmith band members are wrapping up a recording session. When they realize they are late for a concert, they invite you along for a limo ride like no other! Rocket through the famous Hollywood sign and illuminated landmarks. The ride includes 3 inversions, 2 rollover loops, one corkscrew and hard-rockin’ music by Aerosmith echoing all around you.

Each experience on this Orlando attraction may be different since each vehicle features a different Aerosmith song or medley. You will hear one of nine of the following songs/medleys broadcast through five speakers – four around your head and one subwoofer under the seat:

  • Nine Lives
  • Sweet Emotion
  • Back in the Saddle
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady medley
  • Love in an Elevator
  • Walk This Way medley
  • Young Lust
  • F.I.N.E.
  • Love in an Elevator medley

Guests experience a G-force beween 4 & 5 when entering the first inversion. This never gets old, even though this attraction was the first coaster at Walt Disney World Resort to feature a multiple inversion ride. Many new ride experiences have been developed since 1999, but this is still a thrill.

Other fun facts about this 15-year old attraction are:

  • The giant electric guitar that serves as the attraction’s icon measures 40 feet tall.
  • Each super-stretch limo can fit 24 passengers.
  • A Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster opened at Walt Disney Studios Park in Paris in 2002, and remains open.
  • For today’s occasion, a wallpaper has been designed by artist Mike Britton and is available for download.
  • There are more than 900 speakers located throughout the attraction.

Congratulations on 15 years of rockin’ and rollin’! With all of the changes going on at the Florida theme parks, it nice to see a familiar attraction still going strong. Rock on!

Orlando Theme Park Milestone

Prohibition ended on December 5, 1933 with the ratification of the Twenty-first Amendment (which repealed the Eighteenth Amendment). Last week marked its 79th anniversary without so much as a beer mug toast. However, this week marked a milestone at Universal Orlando in which many a toast were made. They weren’t celebrating the end of prohibition; they celebrated the sale of 5 million butterbeers! The nonalcoholic beverage featuring hints of butterscotch and shortbread made its debut when the Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened within the Orlando attraction in June of 2010.

Photo of children holding up butterbeer mugs at Universal Orlando

Photo from Universal Orlando

Even if you are not a fan of beer, sweet drinks, or even Harry Potter, this is a must-try element to experience when visiting this Orlando theme park. Universal Orlando made the announcement on Wednesday, then gave away 1,000 foam-topped beverages to Island of Adventure guests. That’s a lot of butterbeer mustaches!

Here at Capone’s Dinner & Show, we are celebrating a milestone of our own. We are in our twentieth year of entertaining guests with our prohibition era speak-easy! Our new show is being performed nightly and showcases a cast of talented performers. These zany characters will delight your gang of all ages. It’s no wonder our show has been so successful and going strong for 20 years! It’s a blast!

We’ve pulled out the big guns for the all-new gangster shoot out. It is quickly becoming a fan favorite. Guests win prizes and really get into the excitement! You’ll have to experience it yourself while tipping a few drinks back and enjoying the all-you-can-eat buffet at this Orlando attraction.

Butterbeer may be popular at the other Orlando theme park, but here at Capone’s Dinner & Show, the Shirley Temples and other kiddie cocktails are included with your ticket as well as a host of other beverages. Prohibition has been ratified; come thirsty when you come to Capone’s Dinner & Show. Let’s toast! Cheers!