Muppets Mayhem creator Jeff Yorkes says he pitched a Muppets makeover of Rock 'n' Roller Coaster at Walt Disney World

Jun 08, 2023 in "Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith"

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Posted: Thursday June 8, 2023 4:55pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Jeff Yorkes, co-creator of The Muppets Mayhem on Disney+ has added weight to speculation that Muppets Mayhem may be coming to Rock 'n' Roller Coaster at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Posting on Twitter in response to an article discussing the rumor, Yorkes said, "Not gonna lie-- this was absolutely part of our original pitch and is another piece of this dream. Fingers-crossed that it happens."

Speculation has surrounded Aeromsith's involvement with Rock 'n' Roller Coaster for years, and recent accusations against frontman Steve Tyler have intensified rumors of a replacement for the band.

The rollercoaster is one of Walt Disney World's most popular thrill rides and has recently reopened from a lengthy refurbishment. Work took place on the ride system and improvements to lighting, but the show remained unchanged, staying with the Aerosmith concert storyline.

Disney has yet to make any comment on any planned changes to Rock 'n' Roller Coaster.

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Eric Graham5 days ago

Actually, there is a museum in Georgia dedicated to the Muppets, where they have a number of the Muppets there where Jim Henson himself collaborated with the owner. The Center For Puppetry Arts. It's so amazing! They even have the Sesame Street Muppets, brings back my childhood. And the lesser Muppets like Emmett Otters Junk Band Christmas, which can be found on Amazon. And, Muppets from the Labrinth, with the late great David Bowie. I took my nephew there years ago and we saw Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer together there. It was so good. I thought the voices were on a recording, but they did all of the voices. so Wonderful. https://puppet.org/ The story of the museum: https://puppet.org/history/

"El Gran Magnifico"5 days ago

I for one wouldn’t mind more Muppets.

Eric Graham5 days ago

I was hoping for another Muppets movie, but there are no plans whatsoever on doing so in the immediate future. I was hoping for another Jason Segal movie, actually. I was the lone person that asked the wonderful Disney cast member when she was getting ready to perform the opening of Runaway Railway about when the Muppets store would reopen again. She answered the question so nicely and so politely when she said it wasn't very popular and it was open a time ago. I've wanted to install a Kermit animatronic singing Rainbow Connection near me where I walk from the first Muppets movie, but would be outvoted by the people in my city. Oh well. We can all dream. :p

"El Gran Magnifico"5 days ago

Only if it includes “Muskrat Love” in the soundtrack.

Bocabear5 days ago

Well....TBH Muppets Land is really just one attraction, a fountain and really terrible pizza quick-serve... Now if the Muppets moved to the other side of the park with a brand new Muppet Vision, a couple more attractions, a better restaurant and quick serve, then it would be a more worthwhile representation of the Muppets....and then the area would be free for redevelopment....

Eric Graham6 days ago

I really enjoy the Muppet a whole lot. However, whenever I'm at HS I half joke with my wife and say to her: When are They Going To Pave Over The Muppets and put another Star Wars attraction there....

J45466 days ago

for gits and shiggles i used ms paint to rough up how cars land could fit in DHS taking over muppets. not bad....

Eric Graham6 days ago

I would really enjoy having a Cars Land at Disney World! :p

Marc Davis Fan6 days ago

I actually thought the illusion that they submerged inside the caves was successful, and I don't remember noticing tracks. But my reference is DL's subs, so maybe WDW's had flaws that DL's don't.

Incomudro6 days ago

I get what you're saying, but it's as easy for me to see if you will those coaster cars as limo's as it was to see the 20k subs as subs despite the visible tracks, and the fact that the subs didn't submerge.

Marc Davis Fan6 days ago

@SailorMercury said: I love the alley personally. Its my favorite portion of the attraction. It's going to be what I miss most if the retheme removes the music theming. Such a very specific vibe that gets me hyped! The Alley portion is clever...moving onto the parking garage... It was a really well thought out attraction...I just wish the sets in the gravity building were not painted flats... The alley itself is really cool, and it's great to be able to see the launch. The issue I'm describing is that, unlike other non-fantasy-style roller Disney coasters (Everest, Big Thunder, Matterhorn, Big Grizzly, Sliding Sleighs...), you're being asked to just pretend that the track isn't there at all and that the roller coaster train is an entirely different vehicle (a car). So, unlike those other immersive roller coasters, you're not believably immersed in a world, you're just riding a roller coaster like at an amusement park. I understand that some of you might not mind this, but to me and many others, the "peak" Disney experience is believable immersion (again, outside intentionally fantasy-style attractions), and this lacks that component. I agree that the sets in the gravity building are the worst offender, of course.

Bocabear6 days ago

The Alley portion is clever...moving onto the parking garage... It was a really well thought out attraction...I just wish the sets in the gravity building were not painted flats...

SailorMercury6 days ago

I love the alley personally. Its my favorite portion of the attraction. It's going to be what I miss most if the retheme removes the music theming. Such a very specific vibe that gets me hyped!

Incomudro6 days ago

I fondly remember the first time I rode this ride with my wife and twin sons. My sons were perhaps 9 at the time. The intimidation, the "Are we up for this?" was a huge part of the fun.