Disney has put an end to rumors about one of its most exciting attractions.

Rock 'n' Roller Coaster closes due to fire alarm.
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While Walt Disney World may be home to some of the world’s most iconic and beloved attractions, few rides can match the intensity of Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith. This iconic thrill ride is fast, loud, and features a soundtrack consisting entirely of classic Aerosmith songs.

The attraction is consistently considered one of the most popular and most visited attractions at Walt Disney World, with thousands of guests getting the chance to rock out with Aerosmith every day.

Disney closed the legendary roller coaster earlier this year and informed guests that the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster would undergo an extensive renovation that would last through the end of the summer.

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster was originally set to reopen to guests on July 27, but actually opened a few weeks early on July 1, 2024, and with the attraction’s reopening, Disney has effectively put an end to rumors of a potential re-design. Many assumed the attraction was closed due to its connection to Aerosmith, but those rumors have now been debunked.

A group of people on the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster at Walt Disney WorldA group of people on the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster at Walt Disney World
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Last year, rumors began circulating online about a total retheme of Disney’s Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster amid allegations against Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler. Tyler was accused of sexually assaulting Jeanne Bellino, who claimed she was 17 at the time of the incident. In 2022, Julia Holcomb sued Tyler for sexual assault and battery, also claiming she was a minor at the time of the incident.

In early 2024, a judge dismissed Bellino’s lawsuit, despite Tyler’s reputation being permanently damaged. The allegations led many to assume that Disney would part ways with Aerosmith, despite the rock band being featured at one of the company’s most popular theme parks.

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster opened in the summer of 1999 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, then known as Disney MGM Studios. Far more exciting than most other attractions at Walt Disney World, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster aims to provide intense thrills to guests brave enough to hop in the “super stretch” limousine en route to an Aerosmith concert.

Although it is largely set in the dark, the coaster features Aerosmith branding, theming and music at every turn, so a full renovation would be a lot of work for Disney.

Rumors continued to swirl about a possible return of the attraction, with some hoping that The Muppets would take over Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster. Others hoped that Powerline, the fictional pop sensation, would take over A crazy movie (1995), taking over the roller coaster.

Disney has never confirmed or denied any interest in a Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster theme change, but did hint at rumors of a Powerline theme change earlier this year.

rock n roller coaster (left) powerline max (right)rock n roller coaster (left) powerline max (right)
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Now that Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster is finally returning in July, Disney seems to be putting all of those rumors to rest. Despite Steven Tyler’s controversial nature and, as a result, the entire Aerosmith brand, Disney seems content with the current version of Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster for now.

As mentioned earlier, this roller coaster is one of the most popular attractions in the Florida resort town, rivaling other top attractions such as The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Space Mountain and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.

It’s unclear what Disney’s ultimate plan is for Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, as the company has a history of parting ways with celebrities and public figures facing criminal allegations.

What do you think Disney should do with Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster?