Disney Addresses Rumors of Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Closure

Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Disney World

As another iconic Disney attraction sets closing dates for some much-needed refurbishment, another round of rumors about its future has emerged and been debunked.

This time it is Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster at Disney’s Hollywood Studios who is joining several others of its kin in Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom in a temporary closure and is becoming the subject of rumors.

Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Disney World

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The iconic indoor roller coaster starring Aerosmith is expected to close in late February 2023 and is expected to reopen again in the Summer of 2023. But the state of the coaster has been in question, especially after its variant at the Disneyland Paris Resort was converted into a brand new attraction for Marvel’s Avengers Campus at Walt Disney Studios Park.

Rumors of Aerosmith’s departure have been a recurring theme of Disney Fan discussions for some time, but once again, it appears that Disney has once again put those rumors to bed.

Disney World states on its website:

Beginning February 20, 2023, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith will be temporarily closed for refurbishment. This rocktastic attraction will resume its super-stretch limo rides in summer 2023.

Positioned on Sunset Boulevard next to The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster is one of the oldest attractions still in operation at Disney’s rapidly changing Theme Park. Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith is also the only roller coaster on Walt Disney World property that goes upside down.

Rock Rollercoaster

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Related: List: Disney Parks Attractions Closing in 2023

Disney World describes the attraction on its website as the following:

Live Life in the Fast Lane

Inside their Hollywood music studio, legendary rock band Aerosmith is wrapping up a recording session. When their manager tells them they’re late for a concert across town, the band invites you to ride along.

Hop into their gleaming limousine and speed off into the night as Aerosmith’s hard-rock harmonies fill the air. Buckle up before zooming through the city on this roller-coaster style attraction.

Rock This Way
Speed through iconic Hollywood landmarks. Maneuver past traffic jams and swoop into 3 thrilling inversions—2 rollover loops and one corkscrew—as the wind races across your face.

Will you make it to the year’s biggest concert in time?

Rock n Roller Coaster

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We at Disney Fanatic will continue to update our readers on Disney Parks news and stories as more developments come to light.

About T.K. Bosacki

Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, TK Bosacki is a professional writer, amateur adventurer, and lifelong Disney Fanatic. His Disney Park days include Space Mountain, Tower of Terror, Kilimanjaro Safaris, and Nomad Lounge. He believes in starting at the Canada pavilion (IYKYK), and the Monorail is superior to all Ferry Boats.

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