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Explore the Science of Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster at Home

Are you ready to ROCK?! If you like thrills, look no further than the popular Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster located at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! The speed, the loops, the music… it’s an easy fan favorite! Since we aren’t able to ride in this stretch-limo of a coaster right now, we might as well have a little fun exploring the science behind it! Check out the details and special activity below from DisneyParksBlog:

  

Have you always wanted to learn how roller coasters work? For Disney Mechanical Engineers, Angel and Josh, it was their curiosity at a young age in STEM-based subjects where they found their passion for roller coasters. Angel and Josh work behind-the-scenes at Disney and had the opportunity to put their math, science and engineering skills into action on one of Disney’s fastest coasters – Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

You may have always wondered how the super stretch limo launches down the alleyway and into the gravity building where the coaster twists and turns. In just a matter of seconds, the car travels up to 60 mph, and Angel and Josh tell us about the science behind it all! Check out the video below for a lesson in magnets and how they are used to propel this extreme coaster to extreme speeds.

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While so many families are virtually learning right now, we thought this was the perfect time to share an activity to use during your next at-home science class. Using the instructions below and a few materials, you can apply the lessons learned from Angel and Josh to create a model roller coaster launch system right at home.

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About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.