When Guests visit Walt Disney World Resort, they are instantly immersed in their surroundings. Whether you are checking into Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, walking in a World Showcase Pavilion at EPCOT, or in the eerie halls of Magic Kingdom’s Haunted Mansion, Disney has a way of making your senses believe that everything around you is real, with sights, sounds, and smells!
One cool aspect about a few different attractions at Walt Disney World is that you can see some of your idols come to life. Of course, meeting some of the characters is a big deal for many Guests, but seeing them in an attraction is often just as shocking as well. For example, Pirates of the Caribbean fans can see Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow in the attraction when they ride. Another attraction that brings Hollywood stars to our fingertips is Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith.
Guests who hop on this wild ride are able to get backstage passes to an Aerosmith concert and travel there at a blast off speed on 60 mph in a super, super, SUPER stretch limo. D23 has re-released an older article in honor of the 50th anniversary celebrations in which Steven Tyler spoke about the attraction and what it was like to ride it.
You know you’ve made it when… you are at your own roller coaster! Joe Perry and I got on it and we rode it 29 times just to get the sound right. Then we were like this [eyes wide and shaking], so I said, “Joe, let’s go do the Tower of Terror and it will get us straight!” And we did, and we were able to walk home after that! What a joy! And I can go down there and ride it whenever I want!
The ride, which opened in 1999, is still around at Disney’s Hollywood Studios today! Although some fans have speculated that the ride will be re-themed due to licensing agreements, the facade is being refurbished, and new signage was recently replaced, which shows that Disney is likely not tearing it out just yet!
Plus, now we know that after you get off Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster, in order to feel normal again, all you have to do is ride Tower of Terror. Sounds like a plan to us!
What do you think about Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster? Are you happy that it is still around?