Permit filed for Rock 'n' Roller Coaster refurbishment at Walt Disney World

20 days ago in "Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith"

Rock 'n' Roller Coaster closed for refurbishment February 2024
Posted: Monday February 12, 2024 9:06am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Permits have now been filed for the lengthy refurbishment of Rock 'n' Roller Coaster at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World.

The Aerosmith-themed rollercoaster closure began on January 8, 2024, and a Disney spokesperson has told WDWMAGIC that it will reopen in the summer of 2024. Disney has also confirmed that the closure is a routine refurbishment, and no changes will be made to the theme.

A permit has been filed for the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster project with Adena Corporation. Adena has worked on several Disney projects, including TRON Lightcycle Run and recent work on the EPCOT redevelopment. Adena was also the contractor on Rock 'n' Roller Coaster's three-month-long refurbishment in the first half of 2023.

Disney's official website states, "Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith is currently closed for refurbishment. Please check back here for updates."

Based on last year's refurbishment, we can expect Rock 'n' Roller Coaster to reopen before the busy summer season, which begins in late May.

The ride has been experiencing extended downtimes in recent years, and this refurbishment likely addresses some of those issues and continues the progress made in 2023.

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HauntedPirate19 days ago


HauntedPirate19 days ago

Someone posted a while back (not sure where) that the material used in the current brakes was not correct for the heat generated or something similar, and was breaking down faster than expected. Too tired to try and find it, though.

larryz19 days ago

Grumpy419620 days ago

To be fair, they should re-theme Star Tours to Indy at this point or move it to Star Wars land. I for one don't want to see the same IPs in all 4 parks including the Fab 4 or 5 if you count Goofy. They have plenty of IP to go around.

Grumpy419620 days ago

Because other than being old, Aerosmith and ToT have so much in common thematically.

ToTBellHop20 days ago

If Avatar is worthy of a whole land and Star Wars gets a whole land plus another ride, I imagine the MCU would support 2 rides, especially if one is at DHS where it definitely belongs.

Magicart8720 days ago

That only works if they remake ToT into 🎶Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated 🎶

Grumpy419620 days ago

WDW already has a Marvel coaster, do not need another. On the other hand I would not be opposed to Phineas and Ferb coaster.

mightynine20 days ago

She's ready to ride.

twilight mitsuk20 days ago

magnetic brakes?

trainplane320 days ago

Supposedly final brake run hardware is being changed due to general wear and tear (and budget). Control adjustments as well. Nothing a guest will notice.

osianJan 18, 2024

Spinal Tap: Up To 11 is just too good an opportunity to miss! (Not sure that Lick My Love Pump would be a good choice of song though. Too slow. But it has no lyrics.)