Hey Disney vacationers! If you’re planning a trip to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in early 2024, there’s something important you should know. The iconic Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster is gearing up for another refurbishment, starting in early January 2024. For those who remember, this isn’t the first time our beloved coaster is taking a break. Just last year, it was closed from February through May to tackle some reliability issues.
Now, let’s talk about what this means for your Disney experience. When the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster made its comeback last year, it brought back its electric Aerosmith theme and some snazzy new sets, keeping the spirit of 1999 alive and rocking. However, it seems like the coaster still hit a few bumps, with a bit of downtime each day.
As of now, Disney’s keeping the cards close to their chest about the specifics of this refurbishment. The work is set to kick off on January 8th and is expected to last at least until summer 2024. But who knows? The refurb calendar might extend further.
For the rumor seekers among us, every refurbishment brings whispers of a possible retheme. While there’s always a buzz about what’s next for our favorite rides, Disney hasn’t announced any changes for the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster.
Speaking of rumors, remember the buzz back in June 2023 about “The Muppets Mayhem” potentially giving the coaster a Muppet makeover? Well, with the show reportedly being a one-season wonder, it seems like our dreams of a Muppet-themed roller coaster might have to be shelved for now.
So, what does this mean if you’re visiting Disney World in early 2024? Unfortunately, you might have to skip the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster this time around. But don’t worry, it’s all in the name of making your future rides smoother and more thrilling. The coaster is expected to reopen in the summer of 2024 after its routine maintenance. While an exact reopening date is still up in the air, and a retheme seems unlikely, the anticipation is definitely building.
In the meantime, there’s still a whole world of magic to explore at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. So, keep your spirits high and your excitement brewing for all the other amazing experiences waiting for you. And who knows? By the time the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster reopens, it might just surprise us all with something new and exhilarating! Stay tuned, and keep rocking!
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I’m a die-hard Disney fan with 38 years of visits under my belt, having stepped into Disney World 120+ times. Proud to be a Disney Annual Passholder, a Vacation Club member since ’92, a Castaway Club Member, and a runDisney enthusiast. Oh, and I’ve graduated from the Disney College of Knowledge. Need Disney insights or planning tips? I’m your guy!