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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 attraction.

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 guests disappeared.

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.



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