Walt Disney World's Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Reopens After 6-Month Refurbishment

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Rock 'n' Roller Coaster overview
Posted: Monday July 1, 2024 7:30am EY by WDWMAGIC Staff

Walt Disney World's Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith has reopened at Disney's Hollywood Studios following a 6-month long refurbishment.

Operating hours on July 1, 2024, are 8:30 am to 9:00 am for Walt Disney World Resort hotel guests using early entry and 9:00 am to 9:00 pm for all other guests.

The fan-favorite coaster was expected to reopen in late July, but work was completed sooner than expected. No changes have been made to the theme or show, with the work focused on the ride system.

Rock' n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, which opened on July 29, 1999, offers an adrenaline-pumping experience featuring a high-speed launch from 0 to 57 mph in just 2.8 seconds. The coaster takes riders through a series of inversions and tight turns, all set to the music of Aerosmith.

The ride's storyline follows guests as they enter G-Force Records, where they meet the band Aerosmith, who invite them to a concert across town. Guests then board a super-stretch limousine and race through the nighttime streets of Los Angeles to make it to the show on time.

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Surferboy56711 days ago

https://blogmickey.com/2024/07/rock-n-roller-coaster-returns-from-refurbishment-with-updated-lighting-effects-improved-ride-system-pre-show-changes-and-more/

Lilofan11 days ago

When we were at MGM in 2007, we rode RnR then we could hardly exit the building through the gift shop. Many guests were lined up in the narrow exit hallway and the shop was full of guests. The CM advised Steven Tyler and his lady friend were soon to be finished with their ride and soon to be entering the gift shop. We saw them both looking at some T shirts, many were cheering some screaming and Steven took it all in smiling throughout. He was certainly high on life.

Minnie198611 days ago

Yes, I just confirmed by calling. I got confused because a cast member on the chat service told me that it wasn't. Thank you!!

wdwmagic11 days ago

It currently has a 55 minute wait according to My Disney Experience, so it is certainly open.

Minnie198611 days ago

Has anyone at the parks actually seen it running today? According to the Disney website, it's still open and has no official reopen date.

Surferboy56711 days ago

I’ve heard they removed the song dude looks like a lady from the coaster. I’ve only heard it from one person and not anywhere else. I assume it to not be true. Has anyone heard of this was the case? Always thought this song worked really well on the coaster. The same person also reported a smoother ride.

JoeCamel11 days ago

They should be running..... To the bathroom...

ToTBellHop11 days ago

Steven Tyler looks about 45 on RnRC so I want his skincare regimen.

Patcheslee11 days ago

Roller coaster with reference to 75+yo guys, not really surprised it doesn't stay up and running :hilarious:

Andrew2511 days ago

About 1.5-2 years ago it got really bad to the point I would skip it. They then fixed the wheels (due to a supply chain issue) and the coaster got back to being very smooth and enjoyable with little to no headbanging. Mind you, I wear glasses, so my ear hitting the side of the restraint was very uncomfortable. Thankfully, that issue was mostly resolved when they fixed it all up.

LuvtheGoof11 days ago

Well, we'll have to agree to disagree as the last time my DW and I rode it 2 years go, it was not as smooth as it used to be. It was a must do multiple times every trip, and we couldn't ride it after that. We'll give it a try now, though. Thanks.

ToTBellHop11 days ago

Andrew2511 days ago

It was a smooth ride prior to its refurbishment. Felt brand new

GhostHost100011 days ago

I've seen a report online from someone who rode it and said it was much smoother.