Type

Roller Coaster

Status

Opened

Fastpass+

Yes

On-ride Photo

Yes

Memory Maker and
On-ride Photo Details

Level

E - Headliner/Super Headliner

Height Requirement

48 inches (122 cm)

Disney Warnings

For safety, you should be in good health and free from high blood pressure, heart, back or neck problems, motion sickness, or other conditions that could be aggravated by this adventure.

Supervise children at all times.

The seating and restraints on this attraction may prohibit guests of certain body shapes or sizes from riding.

Extra Warnings

Prior to riding, you must secure all loose articles or leave them with a non-rider.


About

Rock 'n' Roller Coaster is the first and only looping coaster in Walt Disney World. Guests visiting G-Force records get to experience high speeds, three inversions, black light props on their way to an Aerosmith concert.

 

Disney Description

"Rock 'n' Roller Coaster" is a loud, thrilling, high speed roller coaster-type ride that includes sharp turns, upside-down maneuvers, and sudden drops and stops.

 

Location

Located at the end of Sunset Boulevard on the left hand side.

 

Appeals To

This attraction appeals to teenagers and young adults. It is among the more intense attractions in all of Disney World.

 

Times Guide – Opening/Closing

This attraction opens and closes with the park.

 

Fastpass+ Notes

Rock 'n' Roller Coaster is one of the high demand Fastpass+ reservations in the park. Same day availability will be limited and guests will typically save at least 30-45 minutes using Fastpass+ even on low crowd days.

It is a "Tier 1" Fastpass+ attraction and is second only to Toy Story Midway Mania for Fastpass+ demand.

 

Before you Ride

The attraction takes place in the dark and features three inversions and high speeds. Guests will also experience G-Forces between 4 and 5 on the first inversion.

 

Queue Notes

Rock 'n' Roller Coaster exists in it's own courtyard with a huge marquee leading the way. A fourty foot tall red Stratocaster guitar is attached to the side of the building with the neck of the guitar gradually changing into a coaster track that leads to the marquee. The marquee includes an upside down limo on the track, referencing the ride vehicles for the attraction.

The covered queue outside is largely unthemed switchbacks. The entrance to the queue is a large concert style lighting rig with separate lines for Standby, Fastpass, and Single-Rider. Once inside, guests are touring G-Force records where a variety of music memorablia is on display. These items include posters, albums and equipment from a variety of performers over the years.

The queue continues into the pre-show and then after the pre-show we approach the load area. The load area is themed to a parking garage, with chain link fence and concrete fixtures. From the load area, guests can see the initial launch of the vehicles.

 

Pre-show Notes

The Pre-show for Rock 'n' Roller Coaster tells the premise of the attraction. Guests are touring G-Force records and in the Pre-show they witness Aerosmith mixing audio in Studio B. Their manager comes into the studio informing them that they're going to be late for their show. Recognizing that a large group of their fans are watching them in studio, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith tells his manager that all of the fans need to get tickets and back stage passes to the show.

Reluctantly, the manager agrees to get us all passes and transportation to the show. The show is all the way across town but the manager got us all a "really fast car", a super stretch limo.

As we leave, we're congratulated by our tour guide for getting the backstage passes, and on the way the tour guide will typically give the motto of G-Force records: "Where we're turning the music industry, and quite possibly you upside down"

 

Vehicle Description

The vehicles are themed to stretch limousines and seat 2 people row. The look was inspired by 1962 Cadillacs. There are 12 total rows for a capacity of 24 guests per vehicle. Each vehicle is equipped with 120 onboard speakers. Each seat has 2 Tweeters, 2 Mid Bass Drivers and 1 Subwoofer.

The five cars each feature a unique audio track as well as a unique license plate. They also include an extra audio track that can be used in the event of a technical issue.

License Plate Audio Track
1QKLIMO Nine Lives
UGOGIRL Love in an Elevator and Walk This Way
BUHBYE Young Lust, F.I.N.E. and "Love in a Roller Coaster" (modified lyrics for "Love in an Elevator")
2FAST4U Sweet Emotion
H8TRFFC Back in the Saddle and Dude Looks Like a Lady

The track on all of the cars is, "What Kind of Love are You On?"

In the television special, Ultimate Walt Disney World, Imagineer Eric Jacobson details the ride vehicles as follows:

To get to the concert Aerosmith orders up the biggest, most awesome limousine available in Hollywood and our ride vehicle emulates that exact vehicle that takes us on our journey.

 

Post-show Notes

When the ride is over, the limo pulls up to a red carpet back stage at the Aerosmith concert. As we exit, we walk past monitors of the show as well as our on ride photo. The post show shop (Rock Around the Shop) features Aerosmith and other music inspired merchandise.

On ride photos are available. Memory Maker Pricing Details.

 

Story

To fit in thematically with Sunset Boulevard, a backstory was created for G-Force records. The record company opened in the 1930s, but after the 1939 mysterious disappearing of guests at the nearby Hollywood Tower Hotel the company fell on hard times. The record company came back into promenence once the Hotel re-opened and currently books many major acts. Much of this history is loosely referenced in the queue.

Most of the on ride story is set up in the Pre-show, with the primary premise being that guests are touring G-Force records when the encounter Aerosmith finishing up a recording session. From there, guests are invited to their concert across town, as well as given backstage passes. To get to the concert guests board a "really fast" super stretch limo and "drive" through the streets of Los Angeles/Hollywood at high speeds.

As the vehicle leaves the load area it turns the corner where it is still visible to the guests waiting in the queue. Cheering blares in the headset as DJ Bill St. James who is live at the concert. The super stretch limo pulls up to a traffic sign that is flashing through messages. Most of them say things that indicate that the road is closed or the freeway is jammed. After a few seconds, the sign switches to one of many messages that indicates that traffic has cleared. The onboard audio cuts to Steven Tyler who counts down the launch, "3, 2, 1!"

The launch sends the car from 0 to 60 MPH in 2.8 seconds. The first maneuver is through two inversions, the first of which results in g-forces between 4 and 5. Following the first two inversions, the car passes by black light spot lights before driving through one of the O's in the Hollywood sign. The limo passes by several freeway signs including one for the Civic Center before the final corkscrew inversion. We then see signs to merge with other traffic and we pass through a giant doughnut. We arrive in the VIP area which also functions as the break run.

We exit the attraction back stage on the red carpet.

 

Similar Attractions

The most similar attraction is Expedition Everest, however no other roller coaster on property features inversions. It is not as dark as Space Mountain, but it is a more intense ride than Space Mountain.

 

Videos

The below videos are used with permission from the YouTube channel SoCal Attractions 360. These videos are in 4K or 1080p resolution for peak quality.

 

Music

The 5 trains each have their own audio tracks:

  • 9 Lives
  • Sweet Emotion
  • Back in the Saddle and Dude Looks Like a Lady
  • Love in an Elevator and Walk This Way
  • Young Lust, F.I.N.E. and "Love in a Roller Coaster" (modified lyrics for "Love in an Elevator")

They also each have the same extra track that plays in the event of a technical issue: "What Kind of Love are You On?"

 

Significant Personnel

Members of Aerosmith

  • Steven Tyler
  • Joey Kramer
  • Joe Perry
  • Tom Hamilton
  • Brad Whitford

Band Manager: Illeana Douglas
Soundboard Mixer: Ken Marino
Onride Disc Jockey: DJ Uncle Joe Benson

Pre-Show Director: Jerry Rees (Imagineering)

 

Photos