In the conclusion to my series on the one ride at each park that I must ride, today I’m taking a look at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. If you remember, my must ride at Magic Kingdom was Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. My must ride at Epcot was Spaceship Earth, and my must ride at Disney’s Animal Kingdom was Expedition Everest.
Today, my must ride at Hollywood Studios is the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith! That roller coaster was something that I always wanted to try, but for whatever reason never did – until this past summer.
I decided that no matter what else I did on this trip, one thing that I was not going to miss was riding the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster. The time finally came when we got our FastPasses, got in line, and walked right through to the front. In fact, we went so fast that we didn’t even notice the stretch limos and how they were taking off. To top off what is perhaps the best first ride I have ever had, we were seated in the very back of the coaster!
We got in, got ready for the start, and watched as they counted down the time before we left. Then, when we started, we were off! 0-60 in 2.8 seconds! This ride has it all, a corkscrew, a loop-de-loop, and some incredible twists and turns! The track is all indoor, and it is in the dark, but there are some really neat road signs done in neon colors that provide the illumination you need. And before I forget, the entire ride is put to the incredible music of Aerosmith
After not riding the roller coaster at all in any of our previous trips, I made up for it during this past trip. We rode it four times while we were there, and I plan on riding it many more times when we go down this coming June. The Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster became my must ride at Hollywood Studios that first ride, and it catapulted all the way to the status of my favorite Disney World ride, and my favorite roller coaster I have ever ridden.
If you have never ridden the coaster before, I highly encourage you to try it out at least once! Even if you are not a roller coaster fan, to me the adrenaline rush that comes with this ride will quickly turn you into a fan of the genre!
Mike (or Mickey, his childhood nickname) is one of the writers for Chip & Company. When he isn’t writing for C&C, you can find his writing on My Dreams of Disney, his personal blog, and you can also find him scouring the Internet looking for great Disney deals! You can follow Mickey on his Twitter account @Mickey_MDOD, and you can follow the My Dreams of Disney Facebook Page.