Rock 'n' Roller Coaster

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Unplugged!

Rock 'n' Roller Coaster

In this week’s #DisneyTrivia Segment, we look at the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster!

Hello everyone, and welcome to this week’s Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia post!  I’m joined by my friends Heidi from Heidi’s Head and Jodi from Magical Mouse Schoolhouse, and since we looked at the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster for today’s #DisneyWorldCountdown post, we’re going to continue our look at it for this week’s #DisneyTrivia post!  I hope you enjoy our look at some of the unique facts and figures from this great attraction!

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Unplugged

As with all things Disney related, the backstory for this attraction is what sells the park guest on the experience from the beginning.  If the backstory wasn’t so elaborate, it would just be another Universal Studios…here are some unique facts related to this attraction, which is located at Disney’s Hollywood Studios park.

  • Did you know the name of the record label is G-Force Records, and that it is a play on the 4.5 G forces that the roller coaster will put you through?
  • Do you know that the coaster goes from 0-60 MPH in 2.8 seconds?
  • Did you know that the parking garage that you enter into is owned by the Lock ‘n’ Roll Parking Systems company?
  • Did you know that there are six different limos?  Here are their license plates and the music that each one plays (each limo plays a different set of songs):
    • 1QKLIMO plays the song “Nine Lives”
    • UGOBABE plays “Love in an Elevator” and “Walk this Way” — this limo used to have the plate UGOGIRL
    • BUHBYE plays “Young Lust”, “F.I.N.E.”, and “Love in an Elevator”
    • H8TRFFC plays “Back in the Saddle” and “Dude (Looks like a Lady)”
    • 2FAST4U plays “Sweet Emotion”
    • The sixth limo is switched out periodically — it doesn’t have a license plate or soundtrack, and when it is switched, the license plate is put on it and the soundtrack for that plate is programmed.
  • Each limo has 5 speakers per seat, and their are 24 seats per limo, so a total of 120 speakers per limo.

I know that this is one of my favorite attractions, and with all of the backstory, I really do think that it adds that much more to the attraction.  What do you think?  Let me know in the comments, and thanks for stopping by!  Don’t forget to check the rest of the entries out — just click on the images below!

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41 Days: Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith

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Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith – our choice for #Day41 of our #DisneyWorldCountdown!

Hello everyone, and welcome to #Day41 in our #DisneyWorldCountdown!  Today we are taking a look at one of my absolute favorite rides at Walt Disney World — the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!  This incredible attraction is great because it is an all out adrenaline rush from the moment you sit down in one of the stretch limos until the time you come to a stop at the end!

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I love the way the guitar forms the tracks!

The backstory is one of the most creative at Disney, you are going on a backstage tour of the studios where Aerosmith does their recordings, and while you are there, greeting the band, they are told by their manager that they need to get going for the concert.  Well, they start to leave, but then Steven Tyler tells the manager that they can’t leave us hanging, and that he wants stretch limos, backstage passes, and all the works for all of us because they have to leave.  So, we exit the studio to get in the limos, and have to navigate at top speed past traffic in order to make the concert in time.

If this ride has a downside, in my opinion, it’s just that it is too short a coaster — and for my wife, niece, and daughter, they don’t like it as much because it seems like the ride jostles their head too much while they ride.  Other than that, though, I absolutely love this ride, and it qualifies as a MUST RIDE for me every trip to Walt Disney World.

What do you think about Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith?  Love it, leave it, or something else?  Let me know in the comments, and also let me know what your top roller coaster is at Walt Disney World!  Thanks everyone, and have a great day!

My Top 5 Disney’s Hollywood Studios Attractions

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By Mike Ellis.

Hello everyone, and thank you for stopping by My Dreams of Disney today!  In this post, we are continuing our series on my top five attractions — last week we looked at my top five Epcot attractions, and the week before that we looked at my top five Magic Kingdom attractions.  Today we are taking a look at my top five Disney’s Hollywood Studios attractions!

#5: The Magic of Disney Animation

The Magic of Disney Animation is a new favorite for us, and one that I enjoy visiting!

The Magic of Disney Animation is a new favorite for us, and one that I enjoy visiting!

We were first exposed to The Magic of Disney Animation when we were at Disney’s California Adventure and took in the Disney Animation building, which has a ton of different things to check out!  We were there with our friends at Cooking Underwriter and her daughter Miss J and Sophie hit it off like they were long lost sisters reunited!  As a result, we decided to look in on The Magic of Disney Animation back on the east coast!  Our favorite activity is to learn how to draw the characters just like the animators do.

#4: Muppet*Vision 3D

Muppet*Vision 3D, despite it's corny nature, is a favorite of mine!

Muppet*Vision 3D, despite it’s corny nature, is a favorite of mine!

I know that Muppet*Vision 3D is dated.  I know that it is the same as it was since it opened.  I know that it’s corny.  Despite all of that — or, perhaps, because of all that — I like Muppet*Vision 3D.  This show is one that I try to watch once per visit.  In some ways, I think the fact that it is still the original version, just like the Muppet Show seasons that I used to watch as a kid, is a tribute to all the influence that Jim Henson had, and what was lost when he died.  It’s almost as if, with him gone, the show must still go on, but it can’t be updated anymore…

#3: One Man’s Dream

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One Man’s Dream is more museum than attraction, but no trip to Disney’s Hollywood Studios is complete without taking a look at the history of Disney.

One Man’s Dream is a great attraction, one of my favorites.  Whenever I enter the museum-like attraction, my mind immediately gets transported back in time to when Walt Disney was around, and was growing up and becoming the man that would create this world that I love to visit.  Then, at the end of the pathways, I love to watch the home movie and see that, even as a grown up running the famed Disney company, Walt still knew how to have fun and remember what it was like to be a kid.

#2: Toy Story Midway Mania

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Sophie standing with Mr. Potato Head as we progress through the line!

Toy Story Mania is not at the top of the list because of one reason: the lines, and the way the FastPass tickets run out so fast.  Perhaps FastPass+ will improve this, we’ll see.  In the meantime, though, the ride itself is so much fun, I love playing all the old carnival games, and I love how it is all computerized!  All in all, it’s a great ride, and worth doing every time you are at Hollywood Studios!

#1: Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith!

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Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster is my favorite attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

Coming in at number one, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith!  This attraction has just one drawback — it’s not long enough in time.  What it lacks in ride time, though, it makes up for in adrenalin rush!  It’s a great ride, and I love riding it over and over again!

Honorable Mentions…

Tower of Terror

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Tower of Terror: Love the structure, love the back story, love the affects, love the part of the ride that takes you to the elevators, hate the drops!

Great Movie Ride

Great Movie Ride

Great Movie Ride: Love the scenes from the old movies, love most of the sets, don’t like the gunshots.  I wish it was updated and featured more Disney movies along the ride.

Thank you for stopping by and looking at my top five attractions at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!  What are your top five?  Please let me know in the comments, and thanks!