Monday, June 22, 2009

A Day at Hollywood Studios - Aerosmith Rockin' Roller Coaster

We went over to Disney's Hollywood Studios for the first time with the kids. We planned to stay for as long as we could hold out with the intense heat and humidity. One of the landmarks for the studios is this "Earful Tower". I got a poor shot of it, but it was all I could manage at the time. The majority of our group wanted to head straight over to the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, starring Aerosmith, which is in the Sunset Boulevard section of the park. So, we made a quick walk over there before the line was too long. Zoey decided she wasn't about to ride on anything like that, and I stayed out with her. It wasn't much of a sacrifice....I've never wanted to go on it. Here are the other daredevils about to enter the inside waiting area. Even Mackenzie was eager to go on this fast ride.

This is the outside of the roller coaster ride with this huge electric guitar out front.

Zoey and I realized after 10 minutes waiting in the heat, that we could go into the gift shop where the ride has the exit. Once we got in there we found that blissful air conditioning welcoming us. I got a photo of the limousine style cars that the riders are strapped into.

Here comes the rest of our group, just off their own limousine. They don't look any the worse for wear to me. The ride is totally contained indoors and in semi-darkness. Not only do the riders go upside down, they endure one corkscrew turn as well. NO THANKS.

Also located in this Sunset Boulevard section of the park is the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. This ride will drop you 13 stories in a sort of free-fall. Oh yippee. Nobody in our group was willing to take that "fun ride". So, we moved on to another section of the park.

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