I think we’re gonna be late for our concert…
Everyone who has been to Disney World or Disneyland knows that one of the hardest and most stressful parts of the trip is the planning that goes into it. From reservations and tickets to showtimes and travel, creating the perfect Walt Disney World trip can prove to be a challenge. One thing that can throw a huge wrench in that plan is unexpected downtimes of rides and attractions.
While this happens a lot at the Disney Parks, it is unusual for a ride to be down for an extended period of time. Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster went down officially on December 29th last year and remains closed. As of the publishing date of this article, Disney’s Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster has been offline for five days now with no word on what caused the closure. In a very weird “coincidence” the attraction was also closed for five days earlier last year.
We here at Inside the Magic have been covering the situation regarding Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster and will continue to monitor the attraction like Disney World and Cast Members release more info about the ride’s closure. While disappointing, there are a lot more options for Guests to choose from like the incredible Twighlight Zone Tower of Terror, Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular, and the new Star Wars: galaxy’s Edge.
The ride experienced some other speedbumps last year with Guests being forced to evacuate the attraction. While downtime is expected for attractions at Walt Disney World, many Guests become frustrated when a popular ride is closed without notice. Many Guests have also been sharing their frustrations for the new Disney Genie+ services as well as Lightning Lane, the replacement for Disney World’s FastPass+ system.
Disney World Guests continue to be confused by Disney Genie and Genie+ and many cite it as just a way for Disney to make more money off of Guests with even some wondering if Disney is artificially inflating wait times. While the system is useful, there are problems with it, and as passionate as fans are about Disneyland and Disney World, many will continue to speak their mind in order to make the Parks a better place.
As mentioned above, Disney’s Hollywood Studios is an incredible Park to go to if you’re looking for thrills, chills, and a whole lot of action. Star Tours is a fantastic simulation-based ride placing Guests right into their favorite locations from Star Wars. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is an incredibly high-quality, state-of-the-art attraction that takes Guests on an intense journey, coming face to face with Kylo Ren himself.
Currently, Disneyland Paris’ version of Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster is currently being reworked to become a Marvel-themed ride. The ride will feature many elements and characters from the Iron Man Series and will go alongside Disneyland Pari’s Avengers Campus.
Live Life in the Fast Lane
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?
Your super-stretch limo is decked out with a 125-speaker, 24-subwoofer, 32,000-watt audio system.
Each vehicle broadcasts different Aerosmith hit songs, including “Walk This Way,” “Dude (Looks Like a Lady),” “Sweet Emotion” and “Back in the Saddle.” The classic “Love in an Elevator” was rewritten as “Love in a Roller Coaster” specifically for this rocktastic attraction.
Do you miss riding Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster? What’s your favorite ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios? Let us know below!
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