Rock 'n' Roller Coaster (Disney's Hollywood Studios)

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Rock 'n' Roller Coaster
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Disney's Hollywood Studios
Location Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA
Status Operating since July 29, 1999
Height restriction 48 inches (122 cm)
Statistics
Manufacturer Vekoma
Type Steel - Launched - Enclosed
Riders per train 24
Hourly capacity 1800
Propulsion LSM launch
Height 80 feet
Drop 78 feet
Top speed 57 mph
Length 3403 feet
Inversions 3
Duration 1:22
G-Force 5
HELP

Rock 'n' Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith is a steel launched enclosed roller coaster located at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA. The ride opened in 1999, with an on-ride soundtrack. A similar ride opened at Walt Disney Studios Park in France on March 16, 2002, but will become a Marvel themed coaster in 2022.[1] It is currently the only ride in all of Walt Disney World Resort to invert riders.

History

Construction on the ride began in February 1998, with cast member previews and a soft opening initially held in June 1999. The grand opening of the ride took place on July 29, 1999, with a special, invitation-only party, with Aerosmith as the guests of honor. Winners were taken to Disney's Hollywood Studios in stretch limousines and were treated to an all-you-can-eat buffet and bar. After a special performance by painter Denny Dent, winners got the chance to ride the roller coaster with one of the Aerosmith band members. At the exit of the ride, outside of the gift shop, there hangs a picture from the special event. The paintings Denny Dent made of the five band members hang in various employee office locations on Walt Disney World property.

The soundtrack was recorded by the rock band Aerosmith.[2] The trains are giant "limos".

On December 17, 2015, the attraction hosted a special event to promote the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The queue line featured Star Wars movie posters, the Aerosmith pre-show was disabled and the speakers played music from the film.[3] The same Star Wars overlay would also occur on April 14, 2017.[4]

In 2017, the ride received new television screens mounted in spaces prior to the boarding area. They show loading and safety tips in an effort to reduce boarding time.[5] In addition, the exterior of the main ride building was given a new coat of paint.[6]

Design

Elements

Colour scheme

Black track and supports.

Trains

6 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 24 riders per train.




  • 1QKLIMO: "Nine Lives"
  • UGOBABE: "Love in an Elevator" (Rollercoaster) and "Walk This Way"
  • BUHBYE: "Young Lust", "F.I.N.E.*" and "Love in an Elevator" (Rollercoaster)
  • H8TRFFC: "Back in the Saddle" and "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)"
  • 2FAST4U: "Sweet Emotion" (live, as featured in A Little South of Sanity)

Images

References

External links


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