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Aerosmith goes "Poof?"

Aerosmith and Steven Tyler almost got the boot

What if the great Rock n Rollercoaster at the Disney Hollywood Studio’s suddenly changed to another band? How would it impact you if everything you knew about the ride was gone? Through the years Aerosmith has actually been thought to evade a contract renewal and has, a few times, been close to pulling out. Contrary to what you may have heard, the band is still in full force now behind the park and the ride. It seems funny to me as to why they ever would pull from it since it has one of the greatest roller coasters of all time. I mean, it might not be as daring as Superman, Ride of Steel or some of the other larger ones, but it sure impacts a huge target audience with high flying loops and great tunes aboard the shiny blue Cadillac Super Stretch Limo…

Aerosmith still lives on as an American Iconic Band.  Who could replace them if they ever changed?  A few names have been dropped…  Van Halen and Red Hot Chili Peppers have been noted and spoke by a few select Disney folks.  But it just wouldn’t be the same. Sine it’s arrival in 1999, Rock n Rollercoaster has been soaring fans from 0 to 60mph in 2.8 seconds.  Fans have been known to wait over an hour if the Fastpass machine isn’t working or the crowds are high.

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Because of the popularity of the ride, I doubt you will see any changes anytime soon. The complete ride and attraction are now actually sponsored by Hanes, a cool little fact not many would know!  Despite it’s “rocker status”  history, for nearly 12 years Rock n Rollercoaster has actually been changed.  The ride is the same. The intro video is the only issue, and has been changed twice!

Did you know Steven Tyler “Shocked” Fans?

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At one point in Disney’s history, not many people knew that he had input an offensive gesture into the cameo. Disney has since “fixed” the issue with some digital editing: Read More Here from our sister site, www.InsidePopCulture.com. Steven Tyler makes a sign on his head in the pre-ride video, which was now removed for fear of vulgarity.  A bit too racy for guests?  We will never know.

One comment

  1. This is one of my all time favorites and the first that I hit at Disney Studios. I love the pre-show video and have ridden it enough to know when to yell out “How about some back stage passes” like I was part of the show. I love the staging area in the alley with the posters and signs and I love the ride itself with the incredible blaring Aerosmith soundtrack. It’s just awesome all around. There is nothing that I would change.

    I couldn’t imagine this ride with any band other than Aerosmith and I’m kinda disappointed to hear that Disney removed Steven Tyler’s “Shocker’ from the video. I always thought that was kinda funny and if you didn’t know what it was or where it was you missed it.

    There have been many times where I have gone through the single rider line back to back in order to see how many times I could ride this in a certain amount of time. My record is 13 times in two hours. It got to the point where the girl working the line was counting for me.

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