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Looks Like Disney’s Beloved Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Has Its New Name

With its intense launch, thrilling inversions, and classic rock soundtrack, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith has become one of Disney’s most popular attractions.

Opening in 1999 next to The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at the previously named MGM Studios Park in Walt Disney World (now Disney’s Hollywood Studios), the roller coaster propels Guests to speeds over 57 m.p.h alongside music from rock band Aerosmith.

Disneyland Paris’ version, which opened in 2002, also became a fast fan favorite but has now sadly closed to make way for an Iron Man-themed ride. Now, we appear to know what Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster’s replacement in Avengers Campus will be called.


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Disneyland Paris originally announced plans for the upcoming Iron Man coaster at the D23 Expo in  Japan back in 2018, disappointing fans of Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith, which is now permanently closed to make way for Marvel’s new ride at Avengers Campus.

Avengers Campus is the Marvel Cinematic Universe-themed area located at Disney California Adventure and coming soon to Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Paris and Hong Kong Disneyland. The three Disney Parks lands take place in the “Marvel Theme Park Universe” and feature beloved MCU characters like Spider-Man, Iron Man, Black Panther, Hulk, Captain America, and most recently Moon Knight.

Opening Summer 2022, the new Walt Disney Studios Park land will be replacing the previous Backlot area of the Park and will be made up of the Avengers Headquarters, “Mission Control” Heroic Encounter Facility, new restaurants Pym Test Kitchen and Avengers Canteen Service, and new merchandise locations Stark’s Test Mall and W.E.B. Suppliers. The new land will also see a copy of the Web Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure attraction from California, as well as a retheme of Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith.


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So far, we haven’t learned much about this new attraction replacing Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster other than it will be “a high-speed, hyper-kinetic adventure where Guests will team up with Iron Man and their favorite Avengers,” as described by Disney CEO Bob Chapek.

Now, according to OutsidEars, rumor has it that the new Marvel ride will be called Avengers Assemble: Flight Force.

The “Avengers Assemble” aspect of the attraction’s supposed name will resonate with MCU fans, especially those who love the popular Kevin Feige movie Avengers: Endgame (2019), in which Chris Evan’s Captain American famously utters those iconic words.


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The beloved ride closed on September 2, 2019 to make way for the new Iron Man attraction. The Paris version of Disney’s Hollywood Studios thrill ride had vehicles called “Soundtrackers” instead of limousines, each with its own theme. There were five different Aerosmith soundtracks, featuring popular Steven Tyler songs like “Dude Looks Like A Lady”, “Love In An Elevator”,  “Walk This Way”, and “Nine Lives.”

Unfortunately, at this time, we still do not have an opening date for the upcoming Iron Man-themed coaster, but Disney Tips will continue to update you as we get information regarding this highly anticipated Disney ride. Disneyland Paris Imagineers are currently putting the finishing touches on Tony Stark’s Avengers Campus, played by Robert Downey Jr. in the 2008 movie.

In the meantime, Guests can enjoy the magic of Disneyland Park, Walt Disney Studios Park, and Disney Village as part of Disneyland Paris’ ongoing 30th anniversary celebration, or look forward to the Memorial Day debut of another Marvel ride – Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind – at Walt Disney World’s EPCOT.


About Melissa Cannioto

Melissa is an author, adventurer, and chatterbox, who loves to enjoy Disney's theme parks with a Mickey Premium Bar in hand! A British native, she has traveled the world seeking new experiences, and now resides in Florida with her Air Force pilot husband. Find her children's book at @thebearandthehug_book