July 29, 1999: The Rock N Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith opens with a special invitation only party, where guests can ride Disney’s first inverted roller coaster with a member of the band. The ride opens to the general public the following day.
This was my first “real” roller coaster, since it went upside-down, and was absolutely amazing. Albeit short, with it’s perfectly synced music tracks and high speed launch, it was a great introduction to inverted attractions. The best part for me is the very beginning. Count down along with Steven Tyler before your super-stretch limo screeches into the darkness during your 3 second long, 0-60 mph take-off. You’ll have to see it and feel it to believe it!