Monday, July 30, 2012

Rock 'n' Roller Coaster

On July 30, 1999, Rock 'n' Roller Coaster opened at Disney's MGM theme park.  Happy 13th birthday to my favorite roller coaster!

And because it's also my 14 year old's favorite roller coaster, she is taking over today to tell you about her favorite ride:

My favorite ride in all of Disney World is Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster. It’s a fast, fun filled roller coaster located in Hollywood Studios.

The queue is decorated with band posters and concert tee shirts in the first half. During your wait, you will watch a video explaining the ride’s story; you are on a studio tour when you find Aerosmith recording a song. The have to leave for a concert, and offer to bring you with them. When you exit the holding room for the video, the ride scene transforms. There are limos lining up ready to take you to the Aerosmith concert.

Once you get into your limo you’re off to the tunnel entrance. 

There’s a flashy neon sign at the entrance, plus speakers right by both of your ears. A loud countdown is chanted by concert guests, and once it ends you’re off! 

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster takes you from a standstill to almost 60 miles per hour in less than three seconds!
The initial launch sends your limo straight into a loop. However, it’s so dark at this point many people can’t even tell that’s what they’re doing. From here on out your limo swooshes through the dark illuminated by several different neon signs and shapes. There are many swoops and turns, plus another loop and corkscrew. There is one hill, and it’s incredibly small and near the end. After the ride ends, you can see your ride photos that were taken as you first went into the launch.
Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster is my favorite ride because of the intense speed, launch, and loops. Anyone who enjoys thrill rides will definitely enjoy Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster!

One of the best ways to enjoy this ride is to be sure and get a fast pass - but if that doesn't work out, our family loves to use the single rider line.  We have done this - and timed it - and we have managed to get in the line, ride the ride, check out our ride pictures, and get back in line again in UNDER 8 MINUTES!  It is not always that fast - but it's often quite faster than standing in the regular stand by line.  It is a single rider line - you won't get to ride with your friends or family (though sometimes it does work out that you can - but not often!) - and you won't get to choose where you sit (we like to sit in the front or the back - and we request that) - but you'll get to ride multiple times without a lot of waiting.

The other thing that we LOVE to do is to make crazy pictures for our ride photos.  As we stand in line, we talk about what kind of pose we'd like to do.  And here are some of the results:

(The Stephen Tyler pose)

(not sure what happened here!  My youngest looks sleepy and my oldest looks constipated.  Mom and dad are into the groove though!)

(I believe this is our "Home Alone" look)

 (Rock on Dude!)

(Thumbs up - again, what is going on with my oldest - who knows? ;-)

So...what about you?  Do you have a favorite Roller Coaster at Disney?  Have you ever used the Single rider line?


  1. EE is my favorite Disney coaster. RnR ranks a very close second, though.

    And these ride photos of Michael have made my day. HA!

  2. Oh my word, these ride photos are the BEST! You guys are so hilarious! As you know, RnR is my absolute FAVORITE coaster at WDW. I'm so bummed that I'm going to miss riding it in October. Ah well, something to look forward to next year! And I'm a fan of the single rider line. Definitely a great way to ride multiple times in a row...ahem. :-)

  3. I've never been to Disney (I know...GASP!!!), but that sounds like an awesome theme for a ride. I like to be pretend I'd love it, despite the fact that the reality is I'm probably far too chicken to even consider going on a coaster these days (it's been YEARS since my last roller coaster ride). I love the photos you shared! Looks like a fun family to be part of. ;)

    (Visiting from the Saturday Sharefest at SITS Girls)


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