For more than twenty years, Guests visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort have been able to ride the exciting indoor roller coaster Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster featuring the hit rock band Aerosmith. The roller coaster goes from zero to 57 miles per hour in less than three seconds, and sends Guests on a thrilling journey through downtown Hollywood, with multiple loops and inversions. While zooming through the neon signs, classic Aerosmith hits like “Walk This Way” and “Sweet Emotion” play.
However, the future of Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster has been uncertain, ever since frontman Steven Tyler was accused of sexual assault of a minor back in December 2022. Tyler has denied the allegations — which the unnamed woman claimed happened back in the 1970s — but that doesn’t mean that Disney will be anxious to continue their partnership with the band.
Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster is currently undergoing a months-long refurbishment, which has many wondering; will Aerosmith remain the band for the ride? Or will Disney switch things up?
Now, a new source is coming forward, claiming that Disney is indeed working on a new band to represent the ride. One of the most iconic bands in history, with some of the biggest hits ever — Queen. That’s right. Instead of hearing “Dude (Looks Like a Lady)”, Guests may zoom through Los Angeles as “Bohemian Rhapsody” blares through the speakers.
The news comes from actor and comedian Ken Marino. Now, you make not recognize Marino’s name right off the bat, but you might recognize his face. Marino played the sound engineer working with Aerosmith when Guests are led backstage before they board their super stretch limo.
Marino recently called into the YouTube Show “Office Hours Live” and spoke about a lot of things, including his time working with the band for the ride. At about the hour and forty-minute mark, Marino says, “Now they’re changing the ride. It’s gonna be a Queen ride.”
Neither Disney nor an Aerosmith representative has commented on the claims made by Marino. However, there has been speculation that Disney is changing the ride. Many felt that Disney may turn the roller coaster into a theme they already own, like The Incredibles or Powerline from A Goofy Movie.
Disney Fanatic will keep readers updated if we learn more about any potential changes coming to Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster.