The One Disney World Ride That Just Can’t Catch a Break

It’s just a matter of fact — Disney World rides can often have technical issues.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

We’ve seen animatronics fail, we’ve been evacuated from rides, and we’ve even seen malfunctioning ride parts be replaced with plants (no, really, that happened). One ride, though, seems to be having a particularly bad year.

Over in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster was down…again. The Cast Member we spoke to at 11:45AM said the ride had already gone down two separate times this morning.

It’s closed

This ride has been having a lot of downtime this year, although we noticed the issues started around late 2021. It was down for two days in January, then closed again with more issues shortly after. In April, it closed AGAIN. So now it’s down again.


It seems like this ride might be overdue for some TLC.

UPDATE: Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster has since reopened. We’ll continue to keep you updated if the ride closes again.

If you happen to be in Disney World and see that a ride is down, your best bet is to  keep a close eye on the My Disney Experience app to catch it when it reopens. If you catch the reopening early enough, you could end up with a shorter wait time for the ride.

However, this ride has been having a lot of issues this year, so you also can’t count on it reopening on any given day. Have a backup plan ready to ride something else — you could check out Slinky Dog Dash in Toy Story Land if  you’re looking for some roller coaster thrills.

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One Reply to “The One Disney World Ride That Just Can’t Catch a Break”

  1. I can tolerate occasional breakdowns on the rides but after 3 decades of frequent visits to WDW, I can attest to the fact that there are exponentially greater amounts of breakdowns that what used to be experienced. Pile that on top of the already frustrating Genie+ system to access that ride and it’s getting unbearable.
    But that’s alright, at least prices are reasonable, perks are still in place, and heck, they’ll hand you a free boarding pass to another broke down ride if you’re lucky. Surely they will extend Chapek’s contract again for staying on top of things so well.