UPDATE: Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster Actor Backs Off Claim That Attraction Will Now Feature the Music of Queen Rather Than Aerosmith

Earlier this week we told you that Ken Marino, an actor who was a part of the original cast in the Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster preshow, claimed that the music of the attraction was being changed from Aerosmith to Queen. Marino has since walked back that claim.

Now Marino took to Twitter to state, “I have no idea what they are changing it to.”

The original claim came during the weekly live call-in show “Office Hours Live” hosted by Tim Heidecker, noted stand-up comedian and actor Ken Marino made a guest appearance to talk with the other guys on the show about his newer projects. One of the callers-in asked also about Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, which in response Marino began telling the story of his experience, before claiming “Now they’re changing the ride, it’s gonna be a Queen ride.” His remarks come about an hour and 40 minutes into the video.

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Now a well-known stand-up comedian and actor, Marino got his start doing smaller roles here and there, including as the recording engineer for Aerosmith in Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster. He’s visible front and center in the photo above, and although he doesn’t have any lines, he does emote quite a bit throughout.

You can see the full preshow above from when it returned in the summer of 2021.

Despite occasional rumors, Disney has not removed Aerosmith from Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, which would involve a near complete retheming of the ride. In 2016, Disney did digitally alter a hand gesture by Tyler that could be considered obscene.

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster closed in February 2023 for a months-long refurbishment. It is scheduled to reopen in the summer. Disney did not announce details about the refurbishment, but it would likely only include general maintenance, not any changes to the actual experience. However, this could change following the lawsuit against Tyler. Were Disney to remove Tyler and Aerosmith from the ride, it could potentially extend the refurbishment.

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