Rock and Roll Coaster
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|At A Glance
||Aerosmith themed coaster within Walt
Disney World - still not really a white knuckle thrill ride,
but well worth riding and a brilliant soundtrack.
The Rock and Roll Rollercoaster is a Vekoma designed coaster with a Linear Synchronous
Motor lauching system, which achieves an accelleration of 0-60
in 2.8 seconds and pulls 4-5 Gs into the first loop. Overall the
ride features three inversions, two loops and a corkscrew. and
lasts for around a minute and a half in total.
Each "Train" has 24 seats, each of which
has a 5 speaker surround sound system to provide the maximum effect.
There are five different soundtracks in total, each with classic
Aerosmith songs, some of which have been specially recorded for
The queue line is themed to G-Force records, a fictional
record company that was started in the 1930s. G-Force was know
for attracting the music elite and became a growing force in the
industry. Things however took a turn for the worse on Halloween
1939. While throwing a party at the neighboring Hollywood Tower
Hotel (Tower of Terror), a strange incident occured and five hotel
The hotel was abandoned and G-Force fell on hard
times. When the HTH reopened, G-Force too began to reemerge and
rebuilt the existing studio, adding a giant Stratocaster as it's
icon. Today at G-Force many of the top recording stars can be
found using the state of the art facilities.
On the Disney-MGM coaster, Aerosmith band members
invite riders to see them in concert. They will climb aboard a
24-passenger "stretch limo'' and rocket from zero to 60 mph in
less than 3 seconds into a dark indoor winding and looping track.
The newly created Aerosmith soundtrack will be heard from 120
speakers in each coaster train.
The cars for the Rock and Roll Roller Coaster are
built in the UK at Weymouth, the first one being shipped to the
paint shop on 8th Dec 1998.
Though the deal had been in the works for more than
a year and long expected, Disney confirmed on June 10th 1999 that
the agreement was signed and sealed.
Some of the information about the Rock 'n'
Roll coaster include:
- Track Length : 3,403 feet
- Inversions : 2 roll-over loops and one corkscrew
- Preshow Time : 2 minutes
- Ride Cycle Time : 3:12 minutes
- Limo Capacity : 24 guests
- Limos Cycling on track : 4, with 1 spare
- Maximum Speed of Limo : 57 mph in 2.8 seconds
- Number of Speakers per Limo : 120 Audio : 5 separate audio
scores synchronized to the ride
- Height Requirement : 48 inches
- Launch : catapults you approx. 200 feet
- G Force : Between 4 and 5 entering first inversion
Note, the Aerosmith soundtrack heard within the Rock
'n' Roll Coaster depends on which of the 5 'trains' you end up
riding, because each has its own individual soundtrack as follows:
- Train 1 - Back in the Saddle/Dude Looks Like a Lady
- Train 2 - Nine Lives
- Train 3 - Sweet Emotion
- Train 4 - Young Lust/Fine/Love in an Elevator
- Train 5 - Love in an Elevator/Walk this Way.