VIDEO: Steven Tyler’s “Obscene Hand Gesture” Removed From Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster

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Have you ever noticed that Steven Tyler’s hand in the Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster pre-show video kind of looks like something that could be considered an “obscene hand gesture”? For the sake of any younger members of our audience, I won’t write the name of it here, but you likely know what I am talking about if you have been on this attraction. Well, Disney has now digitally removed the gesture after 17 years…

Here is how it used to look:

Steven Tyler Hand Gesture on Rock 'N' Roller Coaster
Steven Tyler Hand Gesture on Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster

It does seem kind of odd to remove it digitally 17 years later, but enough of the world has noticed it by now. From time to time I’ve ever heard guests yell out the name of the hand gesture, so I can somewhat understand Disney’s decision to keep the attraction family friendly.

What do you think? Is it ridiculous that Disney removed it? Or was it the right decision?

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Gabe
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Gabe

Let’s be honest: the real “shocker” here is how long it’s retained the Aerosmith theming.

bobaloo000
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bobaloo000

Well played sir!

Allison
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Allison

♡♡ lol

Shawn
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Shawn

Zing, Gabe. Zing. ??

Jon Bisceglia
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Jon Bisceglia

i hate to sound naive, but i have no idea what that gesture means!

Robin
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Robin

I don’t know what it means either. I was hoping to find out in the comments.

Ariel Alcazar
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Ariel Alcazar

It means “the Shocker” go look up what it means.

Scott Collier
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Scott Collier

Put two in the pink, and one in the stink!

Kim
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Kim

All my faulty: I *should* have stopped reading way up there, but no, my curiosity kept me reading. Now I can’t ever unread that. LOL. Thanks for the education.

Robin Rhodes
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Robin Rhodes

Thanks I wouldn’t ever guessed that’s what it meant lol

Andre Outlaw
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Andre Outlaw

Don’t feel bad. I’m in my late 40’s and I had no idea what it meant either. I’ve also been on the ride several times and paid no attention to the gesture.

Jeffrey M
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Jeffrey M

Jon… Just ask anyone that attends Wichita State University…

Ariel Alcazar
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Ariel Alcazar

First of all why does it even matter! ? I don’t even know what the hand gesture is supposed to even signafy! Anyways! ?

Wil
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Wil

Two in the pink, one in the stink. The “Shocker”

wdwfan
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wdwfan

A band called steel panther has a song that will explain everything

Ariel Alcazar
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Ariel Alcazar

Nvm, I already looked it up! And know what it is! ?

Ariel Alcazar
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Ariel Alcazar

Maybe Steven needs to go look it up himself! ?

Mik
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Mik

Oh, I’m sure he knows ?

Ariel Alcazar
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Ariel Alcazar

No, I pretty sure he doesn’t! ?

Jones
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Jones

Horrible times we live in – a Rock ´n´ Roll singer doing an obscene gesture. What´s next? Porn on the internet?

Ariel Alcazar
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Ariel Alcazar

?

Bob
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Bob

lol my thoughts exactly.

Kate Thoelke
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Kate Thoelke

Hahahaha!

Janet l. prather
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Janet l. prather

After all this time , it is ridiculous to point it out! As if Disney never did anything with hidden sexual meaning or signs in their movies ! Lion King had several as well as many others!

Brian Rollman Zapata
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Brian Rollman Zapata

After all this time whats the point. What are they going to do stop playing AEROSMITH songs in the court yard because more than half of them are about sex now.

Linda
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Linda

Give me a break!! It took all of these years to figure out that they believe it’s an obscene gesture ?!? I would have never thought that, or given a second thought…I’m sure most people wouldn’t either! Oh, by the way Aerosmith is my favorite group!!! ?✌

Jeffrey
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Jeffrey

Aerosmith is awesome. Dream On, Walkin the Dog, Train Kept a Rollin, Walk this way, Sweet Emotion, the list goes on and on.

Nick
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Nick

Aerosmith WAS awesome

Aerosmith IS irrelevant, tired, antiquated, irksome, the list goes on

Dezzy
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Dezzy

Nick IS tangential, snotty-nosed, insipid, smug, ill-mannered and a great big balloon knot, the list goes on. On the other hand, Jeffery’s initial comment WAS correct.

NICK*
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NICK*

Sorry to inform you that your sophomoric, laconic, and inaccurate attempts at being insulting didn’t work, thanks for playing, though.

Fact is, Jeffery’s opinion was correct for Jeffery while Nick’s opinion was equally correct for Nick. I guess people like you hate when that happens but there it is.

Dezzy
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Dezzy

Sorry to inform you that I don’t really care what you have to say, and people like me don’t play with people like you or impolite Nick without the asterisk. When you are rude in your responses, nobody wants to play with you…but I’ll bet you’ve already found that out in real life away from your keyboard, huh? Fact is, when somebody is innocently expressing the joy they get out of anything, say a rock band for instance, and another person feels compelled to arrogantly belittle the sentiment, they are snotty-nosed, insipid, smug, ill-mannered and a great big balloon knot.… Read more »

Faith
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Faith

u need to shut up. some people (excluding you, including me) actually love their music. who cares about your opinion? also what generation do you come from?the 1820’s? irksome, antiquated? wth says that anymore?

Nick
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Nick

You’re a little late to the party but that’s OK.
Re – “who cares about your opinion?”
Apparently that would be you since you are commenting on it.
Re – “who says that anymore?”
Same people who say “tangential”, “insipid”, and “smug”. You know, adults.

Chelsea
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Chelsea

Disney your so God damn retarded

Ariel Alcazar
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Ariel Alcazar

?

Faith
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Faith

Disney’s not retarded. Neither is Steven. ( Aerosmith is a punk rock group.)

catmrobert
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catmrobert

Ridiculous!

Ynot Aromal
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Ynot Aromal

Thats just encouraging people to yell SHOCKER EDIT

Jenn
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Jenn

What’s stupid is that the scene was filmed over 17 years ago and that hand gesture isn’t become a “thing” until just a few years ago. He wasn’t giving the hand gesture because it didn’t exist yet. He was just being eccentric old Steven Tyler.

Faith
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Faith

yep. that is true. even isn’t, ^ I

Nick
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Nick

The hand gesture has as much significance/relevance today as Aerosmith does today.

And, the family friendly thing? This from the folks who keep trying to bring Michael Jackson back.