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Smoke leads to the evacuation of Guests from Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster at Hollywood Studios

The presence of smoke in the attraction caused the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster ride to close temporarily yesterday.

Landon McReynolds from WKMG News 6 tweeted about the evacuation at the time, saying that per Disney, there was only smoke and no fire inside the attraction.

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster is one of many Genie+ attractions at the Walt Disney World Resort, along with the Haunted Mansion, Jungle Cruise and Peter Pan’s Flight at Magic Kingdom (among others), Test Track, Mission: SPACE, and others at EPCOT, Toy Story Mania, Tower of Terror and others at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Kilimanjaro Safaris and DINOSAUR (among others) at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

The Lightning Lane attractions include Avatar: Flight of Passage at Pandora and Expedition Everest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Space Mountain at Magic Kingdom, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and Frozen Ever After at EPCOT, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, and Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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Genie+ and Lightning Lane are part of the newest roll-out of an attraction accessibility system that replaced the FastPass+ system earlier in the fall.

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Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster has been a thrilling fan-favorite attraction since it first opened to Guests in July 1999.  The “story” of the attraction is that you and yours are late for a concert starring Aerosmith. In order to get there as fast as possible, you jump into a stretch limo that seats 24 and jet off toward the concert venue through the streets of Los Angeles.

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It was the first coaster at the Florida Disney Parks to feature multiple inversions as part of the ride experience, and in the very first inversion of the coaster, Guests feel a G-force of between 4 and 5. It’s pretty powerful. Don’t ride if you have neck issues, back problems, or a fear of thrilling coasters!

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster was reopened yesterday after being cleared for problems related to a fire. Cast Members reportedly told Guests the closure was related to smoke and technical difficulties. No one was hurt, and the coaster is up and running today!

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