48 Inches (122cm)
Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
This is an indoor enclosed steel roller coaster ride.
The Florida ride opened on July 29, 1999 and is located at the end of Sunset Boulevard, next to The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror attraction.
The roller coaster accelerates from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 2.8 seconds (making this the second-fastest ride at the Walt Disney World Resort, behind only Test Track, and the riders experience 4 to 5 Gs as they enter the first inversion, more than an astronaut does on a space shuttle launch.
After winding through an outdoor queue area that is shaded, guests enter the offices and recording studios of record label G-Force Records, whose lobby is decorated with posters of real acts signed to labels owned by The Walt Disney Company.
Guests are then led into a room looking into the recording studio where the five members of Aerosmith are shown finishing a recording session. The group's manager (Illeana Douglas) enters and informs them that they're late for a concert. Lead singer Steven Tyler expresses regret at being forced to leave the band's fans and requests backstage passes for the entire group. The band then departs by limousine "to the Forum" (a reference to a famous Los Angeles concert venue). The harried manager summons a "super stretch" limo to carry guests to the concert and directs them outside.
Guests exit the recording studio and emerge in an alley where they board the waiting 24 seat stretch limos for the trip across town to the concert.
After loading passengers, the "limo" stops at the entrance to a tunnel. Music is played, and an overhead variable message sign displays a series of several different messages until a countdown. After the countdown, the car is then shot into the tunnel at 60 mph, and the souvenir photo is taken. The roller coaster goes through three inversions (a cobra roll and a corkscrew) on a winding track intended to represent Interstate 5, as evident by the street signs on the side of the coaster.
The attraction ends when the limo arrives at Aerosmith's concert backstage, letting guests off onto a red carpet.
There is a 32,000 watt, on board audio system with five speakers per seat, a total of 120 per limo. Each seat has two mid-range bass drivers, two tweeters for high-pitched sounds, and a subwoofer beneath the seat.
Songs heard on each car (Car license plates)
Some of the Hidden Mickeys:
- 2FAST4U: Love in an Elevator & Walk This Way
- BUHBYE: Back in the Saddle & Dude (Looks Like a Lady)
- UGOGIRL: Sweet Emotion
- H8TRFFC: Young Lust, F.I.N.E. & Love in an Elevator
- 1QKLIMO: Nine Lives
- One in the pre-show, found on the ground, formed by three coils of wire.
- Two in the tile mosaic in the room before the recording studio near the marble doors.
- One in place of each "Expiration Date" for the license plates on the limos.
- Two on the ride track itself, one found on a yellow sign behind a red limo and one on the ground in a city scape area.
1500 per hour
0-60mph in 2.8 seconds
Max G Force:
The rollercoaster track before the building was built around it:
Ride Opened: 29th July 1999