Popular WDW Ride Faces Prolonged Downtime to Kick Off 2021

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios is home to several big-name attractions that continuously draw in Guests — Tower of Terror, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, Slinky Dog Dash, Toy Story Mania, and of course, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster.

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Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster is a high-speed coaster at Walt Disney World that brings Guests on a high-speed “tour” of Hollywood as they must get to Aerosmith’s concert on time.

The official description reads:

Inside their Hollywood music studio, legendary rock band Aerosmith is wrapping up a recording session. When their manager tells them they’re late for a concert across town, the band invites you to ride along.Hop into their gleaming limousine and speed off into the night as Aerosmith’s hard-rock harmonies fill the air. Buckle up before zooming through the city on this roller-coaster style attraction.

Rock this Way

Speed through iconic Hollywood landmarks. Maneuver past traffic jams and swoop into 3 thrilling inversions—2 rollover loops and one corkscrew—as the wind races across your face.Will you make it to the year’s biggest concert in time?

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Well, it looks like Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster isn’t off to a great start in 2021 as it has experienced prologued downtime both January 1 and January 2 due to technical difficulties. The attraction remained closed all day on January 1, and as of 1:30 PM EST on January 2, it is still listed as temporarily closed, which you can see in the My Disney Experience app.

At this time we aren’t sure what is causing this prolonged downtime, but attractions can experience technical difficulties from time to time. Inside the Magic will continue to update you as we get information regarding this popular attraction.

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Credit: My Disney Experience

In the meantime, Guests can experience several other rides located at Disney’s Hollywood Studios including Tower of Terror which is right across the way from Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, Slinky Dog Dash and Toy Story Mania in Toy Story Land, or Millenium Falcon: Smugglers Run or Rise of the Resistance at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

Additionally, Disney World brought back Park Hopping for 2021 and so Guests can visit one of the other theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, or Disney’s Animal Kingdom — after 2 PM, so long as capacity allows. To find out how to check the capacity at each theme park, visit our website here.

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