8 Facts & Secrets About The Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith

Many guests love to spend plenty of time in Disney’s Hollywood Studios thanks to its amazing attractions that combine unique themes, classic moments, and big thrills. One of the most popular attractions in the park is the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith found at the end of Sunset Boulevard next to The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. The attraction invites guests into G Force Records where Aerosmith is currently hard at work recording their next big hit. Guests who love thrills are sure to adore the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith as it combines a high speed roller coaster adventure with the rocking music of the band. With two inversions and a corkscrew, the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith is also the only attraction in Walt Disney World that brings guests upside down! With such big thrills and an amazing theme, it is no wonder that the attraction is so popular with guests. In addition to the wonderful ride itself, the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith features lots of facts and secrets for guests to enjoy. From Hidden Mickeys and musical references to high speed numbers and a little Disney magic, there are plenty of fun facts and secrets to find while enjoying the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith!

8. The Rolling Stones —

While the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith obviously focuses on the band Aerosmith, the original plan was to feature another band entirely! When the Imagineers in Walt Disney World began conceptualizing an attraction which would feature big thrills and a big name in rock and roll they originally imagined The Rolling Stones. While this ended up not being the case in the end, an alternate version of the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith featuring The Rolling Stones probably would have been just as awesome!

7. Guests’ Names In Lights —

After waiting on the outside portion of the attraction’s queue, guests who find themselves on the Single Rider or FastPass line enter into a small lobby of G Force Records before joining with the standby line. In this lobby are posters advertising concerts and releases by some of the biggest names in music today as well as a special effect which makes guests part of the show. Some of the posters periodically change to feature new images that often advertise concerts and performances by guests who are waiting in the lobby at that moment! This new technology allows the posters to feature guests’ names and hometowns in lights on these posters and truly makes them feel like part of the show.

6. Hidden Mickey —

The preshow of the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith brings guests directly into the recording studio where Aerosmith is finishing up a session. The band notices guests as they are leaving for a concert and invites them all to attend backstage as VIPs. While the band is interacting with their manager and speaking to the crowd, guests should check out the floor of the studio where they can spot a classic Hidden Mickey formed by coiled cable.

5. Elvis Reference —

After the preshow, guests enter into a back alley where their super stretch limos are waiting to whisk them to the concert across town. Scattered throughout the loading area are safety signs which feature important information as well as a reference to the king of rock and roll. The final line on the safety signs reads “thank you vera much” which reference Elvis Presley’s unique accent and pronunciation.

4. Thrilling Speeds —

While waiting in the alley loading area, guests definitely build up anticipation for the experience ahead as they watch other super stretch limos rocket off into the darkness. The Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith features a unique launch system which accelerates guests from zero to sixty in 2.8 seconds!

3. Not The Fastest —

While launching to sixty miles an hour might seem totally thrilling, many guests might seem surprised to learn that the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith is actually not the fastest attraction in Walt Disney World. That title goes to Test Track Presented by Chevrolet in Epcot’s Future World which reaches speeds of sixty five miles an hour on the outdoor portion of the track.

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2. Just Push Pay —

When guests find themselves waiting in a numbered row to board their super stretch limos, they should look across to the other side of the platform to find a clever reference to an Aerosmith song. Since the area is designed to look like an alley, there is a small pay station across the way mimicking a city street or garage. On the side of the pay station is a sticker which reads “Just Push Pay” which is a reference to the Aerosmith song “Just Push Play.

1. Electrical Address —

Also found in the loading area of the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith is an electrical box which features the address 1401 Flower Street. While this may just seem like a random address added to provide detail, it is the actual address of Walt Disney Imagineering in Glendale California!

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane first started visiting Walt Disney World when she was two years old, and despite spending most of that trip quarantined with the chicken pox she managed to fall in love with the place. Visiting WDW every year since, she especially loves learning all about the history and small details of the parks and eating/drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival each fall. When she's not in Disney, Caitlin lives in New York and spends her time counting down the days to her next trip.