Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith is a roller coaster attraction at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios. This popular roller coaster is located at the end of Sunset Boulevard, just past the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.

Expect to hop in your very own “stretch” ride vehicle as you zip through the streets of LA just in time to make it to Aerosmith’s latest performance. But don’t be surprised when you get vertical and take a few crazy dips and turns to get there in time!

This review will cover the essential details you’ll want to know about experiencing Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster on your next vacation.

Rock ‘n’ Roller CoasterHollywood Studios Attractions

Location:

Sunset Boulevard

Disney Height Requirements:

48″

Disney Genie+ Eligible:

Yes

Ride Type:

Roller Coaster

Seats Per Vehicle:

2

Rider Switch at Disney World:

Yes

Good For:

Thrill Seekers

Scare Factor:

High, Inverts, Dark Ride

Must-Do List:

High Priority

Perfect For:

Tweens and up

Special Mention:

On-Ride Photo

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Review

This fun roller coaster truly represents “life in the fast lane.” Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster is a high-speed thrill ride with three different inversions, two roll-overs, and one corkscrew.

The idea of the attraction is you are in a pre-show watching a recording session featuring Aerosmith. Then, all at once, their manager interrupts, warning them they will be late for a concert.

Aerosmith suggests that everyone in the recording session comes along with them. Next thing you know, you are on your way to board the fast-moving limo. Don’t worry. You’ll be listening to a few of the band’s tunes along the way.

Is Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Scary?

The Rock ‘n’ Roller coaster is scary for some guests. But, if you love roller coasters that go upside down, you’ll love it.

The scary factor is at the very beginning when the coaster makes the initial turn to take off. Then, there’s a brief pause and countdown before the coaster takes off at an extreme acceleration reaching up to 57 mph in less than three seconds.

This takeoff happens while everyone in line looks on, adding to the anticipation of their up-and-coming ride on the coaster.

There are three different lines for experiencing this Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster. They are standby, Lightning Lane, and single rider.

Unfortunately, we have not had good luck with the single rider line here. So I wouldn’t recommend it.

This is because cast members always board Genie+ first, standby, then the single rider. Single Riders are added for parties with odd numbers, but it’s prolonged here, especially after passing the pre-show.

The restraint on Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster is a pull-down harness style that covers your chest area, as you would expect on any other attraction that inverts.

Half of the Rock n’ Roller queue is located in a partially covered outdoor area, while the other half is inside. The ride shop at the end is a decent place to wait in line in the event of light showers.

What is the best time to ride Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster?

Depending on your circumstances, the best time to ride the coaster is first thing in the morning or last thing at night. If Disney Genie+ is available and you purchased the upgrade, this is a good candidate.

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster is a high-priority attraction at Hollywood Studios that many people want to experience. Unfortunately, in most cases, the ride will have an hour or more wait time during the majority of the day.

If you are looking to learn more about the available attractions, I have a complete list of Hollywood Studios rides here on the site. Or you might like these other individual ride reviews:

Additionally, if you plan to spend a decent amount of time at Hollywood Studios during your vacation, you might consider staying at a resort within walking distance. These include:

Do you plan to ride Rock n’ Roller Coaster on your next visit to Hollywood Studios? Drop your answer in the comments below.

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