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Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith

Rock 'n' Roller Coaster

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith is located at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  The journey is more exciting than the destination on this roller coaster attraction, which speeds guests across Los Angeles in a stretch limo to the big Aerosmith concert.

Ride Information  Restrictions  Location  Fun Facts  Top 5 Tips

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Ride Information

Opening Day: July 29, 1999

Type of Ride: Roller coaster

Age Recommendation: 9 and up

Duration of Ride: 1 minute 30 seconds

Typical Queue Time: Long; often upwards of one hour

Single Rider Line: Yes

Chicken Exit Available: Yes

Baby Swap Available: Yes

Type of Vehicle: Limousine

Type of Restraint: Shoulder harness

Attraction Open During Early Theme Park Entry: Yes. See our Early Theme Park Entry page for more information.

Ride Photo Available For Purchase: Yes

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Ride Restrictions

Height Requirements: 48 inches

Flash Photography or Video Allowed: No

Rock 'n' Roller Coaster


Shopping: Guests exit the attraction through the “Rock Around the Shop” gift shop. Here, guests purchase a plethora of Disney and Aerosmith-based merchandise, including clothing, mugs, artwork, and on-ride photographs.

Dining/Refreshment: Counter-service meals are offered nearby on Sunset Boulevard at Fairfax Fare, Catalina Eddie’s, and Rosie’s All-American Café. Fairfax Fare specializes in barbecue offerings, such as ribs, chicken, and barbecued pork; Catalina Eddie’s offers personal pizzas and Italian sandwiches; and Rosie’s All-American Café features burgers.

Restroom: Facilities are conveniently located in the alcove to the left—Hollywood Boulevard side—of Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster. Near the entrance to “The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror,” are restrooms.

Smoking Location: Smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas only. Disney parks are smoke-free.

Rock 'n' Roller Coaster

Fun Facts

Did you know?

  • Disney’s first band choice for Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster was The Rolling Stones. The Rolling Stones were interested, but Aerosmith, which Disney had recently signed to perform “I Don’t Want To Miss a Thing” for Touchstone Pictures’ 1998 film Armageddon, represented a less-expensive option.
  • A 40-foot-tall guitar sits outside the attraction.
  • In the preshow for Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, guests enter the recording studio of Aerosmith, whose members appear in a video on the other side of the glass. When the group’s “manager” notes, no pun intended, that the band must leave its fans and get to its scheduled concert on the other side of town, an amiable Steven Tyler secures special backstage passes for everyone in the room! Next, guests head out to the limo to get to the show on time!
  • Guests board the limo at a parking garage owned by “Lock ‘n’ Roll Parking Systems.”
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith features five “stretch limos,” four of which operate at a time. The five limos have distinct license plates: “1QKLIMO,” “UGOBABE,” “BUHBYE,” “H8TRFFC,” and “2FAST4U.”
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster commences in exhilarating fashion with the “limos” launching from zero to 60 miles per hour in 2.8 seconds. A stop light with a countdown prefaces the launch.
  • This attraction features two loops and one corkscrew.
  • Riders encounter numerous illuminated icons, including freeway markers, the Hollywood Sign, buildings, palm trees, and a donut, during the coaster.
  • Riders pull 4.5 g’s between the coaster’s launch and first inversion, more g’s than an astronaut endures during a shuttle launch. “G-Force Records” owns Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster’s preshow recording studio.
  • Disneyland Paris’ version of Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith differs from Florida’s version. In Paris, rather than being transported to a concert in stretch limousines, guests become part of an Aerosmith concert in vehicles called “SoundTrackers.”

Hidden Mickeys:

Numerous Hidden Mickeys can be seen on an Aerosmith poster outside the attraction. A Hidden Mickey can also be found on the floor near an instrument rack on the right side of the recording studio preshow room.
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Top 5 Tips for Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith

  • The delay before the coaster launch is among the most nerve-racking moments at Walt Disney World, so, coupled with the inversions, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith is not for the faint of heart. California icons augment the coaster proper, but the thrill is the attraction’s main feature.
  • Solo tourists should consider utilizing the single rider line for Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster.
  • Guests at Walt Disney World’s onsite hotels can enjoy shorter waits for this attraction during Early Theme Park Entry.
  • Guests who want to view the preshow video but not ride the attraction can do so; a “chicken exit” is located near the loading dock.
  • Consider purchasing an on-ride photograph.
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