Thursday Thrills: Rock N Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith

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One of my favorite rides at Hollywood Studios, second of course to my all time favorite – The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror,  is Rock N Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith.

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith is an enclosed steel roller coaster and it is a beast! It is a totally awesome ride and my family loves it. The queue is mostly outside but once you enter the building you are in the offices and recording studios of record label G-Force Records. You will notice that the lobby is decorated with posters of real acts signed to labels owned by Disney.

You will then enter the recording studio where Aerosmith is just finishing a recording session. In this prerecorded show, their manager comes in and tells them that they’re late for a concert. Lead singer, Steven Tyler, isn’t happy that the guys are having to leave their fans in the studio, so he requests backstage passes for everyone to attend the concert. Then the band hops into their limo on the way to “The Forum” and leaves their manager to order a super stretch limo to get all of us to the concert.  She tells us to go outside and when we exit we continue in line until we are put into the line for our row and we are ready for the time of our lives!

The super stretch limo ride vehicle holds 24 guests. There are 12 rows that each seat 2 guests.  The restraint is a shoulder harness so we are definitely secure. Once the limo is loaded, we are off to wait for the green light. You can feel the vehicle back up slightly and lock into place on the catapult.

Once the countdown starts, put your head back against the seat and get ready! We are at 3-2-1 then we’re catapulted from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds. Be sure to smile as the camera takes your picture upon launch! We shoot into the pitch black ride that is adorned with neon, street signs, and a huge donut, while great Aerosmith music like “Love in an Elevator” or “Sweet Emotion” plays in our ears (there are speakers in your seat). We hit 4.5g as we enter the first inversion. That is more than an astronaut does on a space shuttle launch.

The roller coaster goes through three inversions, two of which are rollovers and one of which is a corkscrew on a winding track. It is loud and really fast. It is fantastic! The only thing better would be if they would do the whole thing in reverse at the end of the ride. What a thrill!

It is impossible to put your hands up on this ride due to the restraints. When I carry a backpack, I always put one strap through one of my legs before getting on and then put the other strap around  the other leg once I am on, because remember the ride goes upside down. Although you can’t put your hands up, screaming is certainly allowed and definitely encouraged. Hop on this baby for the time of your life.

 

General Info

Must be 48” tall to ride

Health restrictions

Must transfer from ECV to wheelchair, then from wheelchair to ride

 

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