On This Day In 1999 - 'Rock N Roller Coaster' Opens at Disney/MGM Studios

In the pre-show for Disney Hollywood Studio’s Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster, guests meet the rock group Aerosmith (via realistic video) who must be whisked away for a concert. Regretting that they are disappointing fans upon their departure, they promise all visitors in attendance backstage passes for their concert. With the concert starting soon, guests hop aboard a (roller coaster themed as a) stretch limo, and like lightning are ROCKeted through Hollywood to the rock ‘n’ roll sounds of Aerosmith!

The Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster is the first attraction in Walt Disney World to feature a high-speed launch, and guests are thrown for a loop, several ROLLS in fact, in the Resort’s first attraction inversions. On this day in 1999, Aerosmith was on hand for the dedication of the attraction, which opened to the public the next day . . .  and the general consensus of the ride was that it ROCKS!

Source: D23

Banner Photo Credit: David Strom