Walt Disney World: What Is The Future Of Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster?
Disneyland Paris has made a monumental announcement in regards to the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster. The attraction will soon feature Marvel characters rather than Aerosmith. It’s a move that the Paris faithful welcome, as the park becomes a Marvel destination. Although, what does this mean for the future of the Walt Disney World version?
Aerosmith has been the star of the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster since its opening. While many Disney fans are torn on which version is best (Orlando or Paris), there’s no question the Paris version will become the premier coaster of the two. And whether Walt Disney World wants to update its Hollywood Studios version is up in the air.
We know Walt Disney World won’t touch the current Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster at Hollywood Studios for some time. With all the construction going on at the park, there’s really no reason to close the coaster now. But when Toy Story Land, Mickey’s Runaway Railway, and Galaxy’s Edge open to the public, it’s fair game.
We know Epcot is already doing a Guardians of the Galaxy coaster at its park. So I’d venture to say that any Marvel overlay at Hollywood Studios isn’t going to happen. Although, a re-theme away from Aerosmith very well could. Whether it be a more current band or something entirely different, there’s going to be a change.
Let’s say Aerosmith does indeed have their plug pulled from Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster. What do you replace it with?
As mentioned before, there’s the option of going with a different rock group or band.
There aren’t too many current bands in the world now that could really capture the essence of a high energy roller coaster. You could just introduce another classic band to the mix. Although, if that’s the case what’s really the point?
Perhaps all the attraction will need is a bit of clean-up and refurbishment. Update the videos, lighting package, track, cars, and interior of the ride, and keep the Aerosmith name. That might be an option as well.
So many fans still love Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster. And with the Walt Disney World fanbase being so attached to Tower of Terror, it’s possible fans feel the same about Aerosmith on Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster.
Disneyland Paris might not be an indication that a change to the Walt Disney World Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster is coming. It’s definitely an interesting thought, but not something that’s set in stone. I’d bet we see something about Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster in 2019 at D23. But at this point, just enjoy Aerosmith at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.[DanielTwitter]