What do you get when you combine a long closure of an attraction, almost no public statements from Disney, and controversy surrounding an actor from a ride? Speculation. The latest speculation running through social media is that Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster will be rethemed during the lengthy refurbishment.
The latest rumor comes from an actor who played a sound technician in the 90s when the pre-show was created. Ken Marino recently appeared in an episode of Office Hours Live and said that Aerosmith was going to be replaced by Queen as the band that guests would rock out to on Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster. The comments from Marino took off as fact in some circles, but Marino quickly took to Twitter to note that he has “no idea what they are changing it to” and said that his speculation was based off of something that someone said to him at one point. Disney has not confirmed that they are changing the ride at all, let alone to include music from Queen.
As for Disney, the only public-facing statement they have made is the following:
Beginning February 21, 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.
Internally, Disney has said that no changes will be made to the ride experience. Cast Members don’t expect changes to the ride beyond some needed maintenance and repairs. Permits suggest that there could be some track work as part of the refurbishment.
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