Back in September, we reported on how the iconic Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster guitar could not be seen from afar and, instead, giant brown scaffolding is up. Many instantly thought that this was related to the rumors circulating the internet that Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster may be receiving a retheme.
However, a few weeks later, a permit was filed to “sand, prime and paint exterior guitar icon”. Now, Walt Disney Imagineering has revealed the entire final project along with a statement, indicating that Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster is here to stay despite rumors of a retheme.
The permit that Disney filed indicated that Disney was just performing generalized work for the iconic guitar at Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, meaning we suspected nothing major to change to the iconic element that sits outside of the Hollywood Studios attraction aside from a new paint job.
Now, Walt Disney Imagineering shared a photo of the final project along with a statement, indicating that Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster is here to stay despite rumors of a retheme.
Walt Disney Imagineering shared a photo of what the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster guitar now looks like after its lengthy refurbishment, along with more details:
Recently, the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith covers were dropped revealing the dazzling refurbishment of everyone’s favorite oversized guitar at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at @WaltDisneyWorld Resort. After weeks of preparation, body work and some fresh paint, the iconic guitar has been restored to look better than ever and keep our fans rocking on. Thanks to our rock stars from the Florida Design & Show Quality team! 🎸⭐️
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We do want to note that even though suspicions of Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster being rethemed have circulated the internet, Disney has not announced any retheming of this ride. In fact, Walt Disney Imagineering’s post indicates that the ride is here to stay as they say “the iconic guitar has been restored to look better than ever and keep our fans rocking on”.
As always, we will continue to update you as we get information.
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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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