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
- 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!