Thursday, May 26, 2011

Joe Perry from Aerosmith Rocks at Disney

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry made a surprise visit to Disney's Hollywood Studios Rock 'n' Roller Coaster bearing his band’s famous name.

Aerosmith Guitarist Joe Perry Rocks with Goofy and Guests

Joe Perry, who recalled riding Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith dozens of times with guests on its opening day in 1999, posed with Goofy in the attraction’s courtyard. Disney Parks photographer Gene Duncan, who took pictures of Perry and the rest of Aerosmith at the grand opening ceremony in 1999, also was on hand last week to shoot this photo of Goofy and his new rock-and-roll pal.

Aerosmith Guitarist Joe Perry with Guests, Holley Whitehead and Morgan McGaugn
 Whitehead and Morgan McGaugn, visiting from Mississippi 

F U N    F A C T
During planning for Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, Imagineers wanted to select one of the world's greatest bands around which to build the back story for the attraction. They decided Aerosmith would be the perfect fit. But initially Imagineers were unable to reach singer Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry. Why? Because they were vacationing with their families at the Disney-MGM Studios Park!

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