Where does our last entry into the Top 5 Thrill Rides take us? So far we have headed to Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot, and Hollywood Studios. What could be left? We couldn’t possibly have a list of thrill rides at Disney and not include the most rockin’ roller coaster of all. That’s right – Aerosmith’s Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster is the final entry on our list.
This bad boy of a ride is located right next door to the Tower of Terror at Hollywood Studios. Featuring a soundtrack of Aerosmith tunes that are set perfectly to your surroundings, this heart-pounding journey starts out where any good rock n’ roll band should be – the studio. Here you will see a short film featuring Aerosmith that has you as a guest in the recording studio. But the band is running late for a show; always concerned about their fans, they send a limo to pick you up and take you to the show. But this isn’t just any limo, it’s a rock n’ roll limo!
From here you enter the boarding area for your limo. This is a launch coaster. You are told on the ride several times by cast members and signs but I will say it again here because it is worth repeating – put your head back! Lean your head back against your headrest, this force of the coaster taking off will jerk your head back if it is not leaning against the headrest. Your limo definitely knows the meaning of the word go! You are launched onto a Hollywood freeway. The ride is mostly dark with neon signs and backdrops guiding your way to the show. Since you are in the dark you can’t see the twists, turns and loops that are coming. Your limo eventually reaches the alley behind the theater where you exit your limo.
I have been asked by many people, “Is this ride scary?” I apparently have been misguided in my answers as I learned on a recent visit. A woman sitting next to me on the ride asked me this and I responded with an enthusiastic, “No, it’s a lot of fun!” And for me that is a true statement, I do think this ride is a lot of fun – but I am a roller coaster enthusiast and I happen to find this coaster well themed, with great features and a very smooth ride. So, I have since changed my answer to that question. I now respond, “It is an intense thrill ride that features inversions, loops, and barrel rolls. It is, however, a very smooth coaster.” If you love roller coasters do not miss Aerosmith’s Rock N’ Roller Coaster.
The minimum height requirement is 48” and it is a high intensity thrill ride that is not for the timid. You should get a FastPass as this queue is often very long and seems to move slowly. This ride also has a single rider queue that moves relatively quickly.
That concludes out Top Thrill Rides at Walt Disney World series. I hope that you enjoyed them. If you are ready for a screaming good time at Disney, contact me for more information or a no obligation quote.