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The Wild Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Retheme We Didnt Know We Needed

Rock n roller coaster retheme
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Disney fans have caught “Muppet Mayhem”! Not long ago, a rumor circulated that Muppets would be taking over Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster in light of the (unconfirmed) news that the ride would be getting a retheme. This isn’t true, at least not yet it’s not.

The rumor began with this photo of Josh D’Amaro with The Electric Mayhem Band:

Muppets Mayhem

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The picture was an advertising bit to promote The Muppets Mayhem, a new show on Disney+. However, eagle-eyed fans notice the Pic is staged an awful lot like the pre-show for Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster. Pretty soon, photoshopped images like this started popping up all over the place:

Muppets rock n Roller Coaster

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It seems like a ridiculous idea. A rock and roll Muppet coaster? It turns out people are actually here for it. Fans on Twitter and Reddit have discussed the idea and overwhelmingly approve.

Muppets re-theme

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Corey Jenkins came with jokes. It’s definitely true that Steven Tyler is showing his age. There’s even a popular meme comparing him to a little old grandma.

Muppet rock n roller coaster

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/u/CubesFan even has ideas for how the pre-show could work! after watching The Muppets Mayhem, we have to admit that he’s got a point.

Muppet retheme

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Florida Man is cleary not a fan of re-themes (neither are we, we don’t like change). This one, however, doesn’t seem so bad to him.

Muppets reddit

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/u/Adorable _Depths2238 thinks the Muppets make more sense than Aerosmith (we’ve got to admit, with no Disney connection, Aerosmith does seem an odd choice).

Dr Teeth and the electric Mayhem band

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I dismissed the idea as outrageous at first. In fact, I laughed to myself that anyone would believe this. I mean, the Muppets in a rock and roll roller coaster? It’s clearly absurd. Right?

The more I thought about it, though, the more I loved the idea. The Muppets have been around since 1976, so clearly, they’ve got staying power. Since they aren’t human, they’ll never face the kind of scandal Steven Tyler is currently trying facing which would force a retheme. Also, and possibly the reason I love this idea the most is that the Muppets can cover almost anything. Without being limited to a specific band’s catalog, the Muppets would take the list of potential songs for the ride and send it through the roof!

Time will tell if this idea will ever see the light of day. Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster supposedly reopens June 3, 2023. I don’t think it has been long enough to retheme the attraction. I truly think it will reopen with Aerosmith. But who knows what could happen in the future? With the new “listening to the guests” Disney, maybe they’ll hear us and bring us the Coaster we didn’t know we wanted but definitely needed.

 

 

About Jill Bivins

Jill Bivins has been visiting Disney Parks since she was 2 years old and loves sharing her Disney adventures with the world. She likes to say Disney is in her blood and writing is in her bones — so any time she has the opportunity to combine these loves she is one happy camper! She has a deep abiding love for Epcot and as a die hard Star Wars fan has a serious love for Hollywood Studios as well. When she isn't exploring or writing about Disney Parks, Jill is homeschooling her 8 year old son, playing with her brand new baby son, or pretending to be a farmer on her family homestead (despite being unable to keep even a cactus alive). Find Jill on Instagram @minnieonmain.