How to NEVER Wait In Line Again for Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster

Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
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It’s arguably one of the best roller coasters at Walt Disney World Resort. The first attraction to send Disney Park guests upside down in the United States, it takes riders on an indoor race to an Aerosmith concert on a super stretch limo ride.

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Due to its immense popularity, incredible launch, and fun experience, it can be one of the longest waits in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. But why exactly? In addition to being a fantastic thrill ride, its location in the theme park forces guests into a corner.


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This results in crowds forming at a bottleneck, resulting in long lines to both Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.

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In addition, because it’s an indoor ride, it remains open regardless of the weather. While outdoor coasters or taller attractions throughout the resort may shut down in heavy rain and thunderstorms, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster will always remain open.


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So, how exactly can you “beat” the line every time? There are a few different strategies you can use…

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This is one of the most obvious options for any Disney park visitor.

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One of this option’s drawbacks is that it costs some extra money, and you can only use it once. Nevertheless, you will almost always walk right into the pre-show and board the ride within minutes.


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Ride Solo

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith is one of the few attractions that offers guests a single-rider option. You can opt for the “single rider line” near the ride’s entrance.

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You can enter the line by yourself (or as a group), and the cast members will use single riders to fill in any available seats when loading the roller coaster trains. Any time a party of three, five, or any other odd number shows up, an individual from the single rider line will be used to fill in the empty seats.

Rock 'n' Roller Coaster at Disney's Hollywood Studios

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Side note: Single Rider Line is also available for Test Track at EPCOT, Expedition Everest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Zig When Others Zag

This may be easier said than done, but there’s a pattern to how guests visit each Disney theme park. Generally, you can avoid crowds by visiting E-ticket attractions such as Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster at park opening or near park closing.

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Since most guests will head straight to Toy Story Land or Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge when they enter the park, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster will have a short wait.

Kids eating Mickey Ice Cream outside Rock N Roller Coaster

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Likewise, at the night’s end, many guests go to watch Fantasmic!, the nighttime show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Since the large crowds are all going to or from the night show (or are at the night show), you can almost guarantee a short wait.

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Side note: This also applies to other major attractions in the area, such as the Tower of Terror, Slinky Dog Dash, and Toy Story Mania!

Stay on Disney Property

Guests who stay on property at Walt Disney World Resort are often allowed into the theme parks early or allowed to stay late.

Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith

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Although many may take this opportunity to visit some of the newer attractions, such as Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, you can instead head over to Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster.


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You can skip the line every time at Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster using these many options. If you choose, you could use all these options during a single visit and enjoy the Aerosmith-themed roller coaster six or seven times in one day!

About Steven Wilk

Steven has a complicated relationship with Disney. As a child, he visited Walt Disney World every few years with his family. But he never understood why kids his age (and older) were so scared of Snow White or Alien Encounter. He is a former participant of the Disney College Program (left early…long story), and he also previously worked in Children’s publishing, where he adapted multiple Disney movies and TV shows. He has many controversial opinions about Disney…like having a positive view of Michael Eisner, believing Return of the Jedi is superior to The Empire Strikes Back, and that Toy Story Land and Galaxy’s Edge should have never been built (at least not at Hollywood Studios). Every year for the past two decades, Steven has visited either Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Aulani or went on a Disney Cruise. He’s happy to share any and all knowledge of the Disney destinations (and he likes using parenthesis a lot…as well as ellipses…)