We heard just a few days ago that the popular Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith will be closing February 20, 2023 for renovations and not expected to reopen until summer 2023. With news of this extended renovation on the official website from the Walt Disney Global website, this has naturally led Disney fans to speculate more about whether Aerosmith will continue and if Disney is looking to replace this classic with a new theme.
Disney fans have long speculated about a major redesign for Disney’s Hollywood Studios version of Rock ‘n’ Rollercoaster, but so far nothing has been confirmed by Disney. According to Screamscape, IP contracts are usually based on a 10-year term, so if they were originally signed in 1998/1999, we’re assuming they won’t be renewed until 2028, which means that an overhaul of here there is unlikely but not impossible.
Well, it has now come to light that due to allegations that have been made against Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler in recent days, the original contract terms which we believe would run until 2028 may be waived early and Disney may end it without penalty. We also assume that if the allegations are proven, Disney won’t want Aerosmith depicted in its parks.
We’ll be monitoring this space and updating you with more details when they’re announced. That certainly means a rebranding from the iconic Rock ‘n’ Rollercoaster to Disney’s Hollywood Studios could be upon us sooner rather than later.
We saw the new themed Rock ‘n’ Rollercoaster open at Disneyland Paris in July 2022 as part of Avengers Campus. Guests now jet off on a life-saving adventure with Iron Man and Captain Marvel in Rock ‘n’ Rollercoaster AVENGERS ASSEMBLE: FLIGHT FORCE.
Over the past few years, many Disney fans have been clamoring for an update to this somewhat outdated IP address, and it remains to be seen what decision Disney will make about it. All we know is that Aerosmith can’t last forever and it’s exciting to think about what a replacement could be.
There have clearly been signs of age on Rock ‘n’ Rollercoaster this year with closures in April and we were expecting the announcement of an extended closure to address the issues this attraction continues to experience.
We’ll keep you posted on additional details regarding this revamp as well as rumored possible themes to replace Aerosmith in the future. We’d love to hear your ideas, so let us know your thoughts by leaving us a comment below or on our Facebook page.