Who doesn’t love Aerosmith‘s Rock N Roller Coaster at Walt Disney World in Florida? But did you know that the Disney coaster wanted Stones first?
From Showbiz Cheat Sheet:
“Will you make it to the world’s biggest concert on time? Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith is among Disney’s thrill rides at Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World, complete with 2 rollover loops and one corkscrew.”
As the ride starts, you’re sitting parked in a roller coaster type car, which is supposed to be your limo. On the screen is Aerosmith themselves talking to you, now worried that they are late for their concert. So they hop in your limo for the high speed rock n roll ride of the your life! It’s fun and VERY fast, similar to Disney’s Space Mountain. You’re rockin to Aerosmith for the whole ride!
The Disney company knows how to interject music into their brands. When American Idol left Fox, Disney was first to pick it up for Disney owned ABC. Walt was a genius and ahead of his time. His Wonderful World of Disney weekend TV was designed for one thing: promote the themes and brands of the park. Flash forward to today, we see Disney Night each season on American Idol and Dancing with the Stars, on Disney owned ABC.
Rolling Stones, U-2, Kiss
Well as big as Disney is, they don’t always get their way. Reportedly, The Stones wanted TEN MILLION dollars to be the rides rock n roll name sake. Disney thought that offer was goofy and turned it down. Kiss didn’t want to be a part of it, nor did U-2. So in the end, the Disney coaster wanted Stones first, but this Boston boy is glad that Aerosmith was the winner!
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