I don’t wanna miss a thing, especially this ride…
Everybody who has ever been to Disney World, Disneyland, or any of the international Disney Parks knows that one of the hardest parts of the entire trip is all of the planning that can go into it. From booking reservations and tickets to double-checking 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 when a ride goes down for an extended period of time.
In an update to our previous story, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is down again today. The high-speed roller coaster went has remained empty since December 29th except for a brief time when it was opened for New Year’s Eve, meaning the attraction has remained unavailable to most Guests for close to an entire week.
It is important to note that while the attraction has no expected date or time of coming back, Guests are still able to make Lightning lane reservations through Disney Genie+.
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.
Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster has experienced multiple speedbumps recently, with Guests being forced to evacuate the attraction at one point. 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.
Are you disappointed that Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster is still closed at Disney’s Hollywood Studios? What’s your go-to attraction at Disney World? Let us know below!
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