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G-Force Records – Setting the Scene for Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster

The aptly named G-Force Records is the setting for Hollywood Studios’ indoor roller coaster, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster. The ride itself allows riders to experience a max of 4.5 Gs which shows us where the fictional record company gets its name.

Looking up at the ceiling in the lobby of G-Force Records

I recently came across a little backstory for G-Force Records that I have not heard before. According to WDWMAGIC, G-Force Records has actually been around since the 1930s and attracted all the big names in the music industry. But on one fateful night in 1939, G-Force Records was throwing a party at the neighboring Hollywood Tower Hotel when the hotel was struck by lightning and five guests mysteriously disappeared. The hotel was abandoned and the record company fell apart. Both places sat quietly for years until the hotel was reopened and G-Force Records was also able to begin rebuilding and growing into the hugely popular studio that it is today.

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Where in the World? #16

Where in the World do you find this? Take a guess here, over on our Facebook, or on our Twitter and check back later today for the full photo and answer.

Where in the World is this?

Did you guess the larger than life guitar outside of Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster at Disney Hollywood Studios? If so, you got it!

Rock 'n' Roller Coaster

Sunset Boulevard

Once you make your way inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios you enter the heyday of Hollywood in the 1930’s and 40’s.  Take the first right off of Hollywood Boulevard and you’ll find yourself walking down Sunset Boulevard, which offers a variety of character and villain themed shops including the shops found in the Beverly Sunset. The focal point looming at the end of Sunset Boulevard is the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.  At 199 feet it stands just one foot shy of the federal aircraft regulations which would require a blinking red light to be placed on top (which would have completely taken away from the feel of the hotel).  Based on the television series this ride takes you through an empty, haunted hotel and into a maintenance service elevator, directly to, The Twilight Zone.

Hollywood Tower Hotel on Sunset - Hollywood Studios, April 2010

Lucky Number 13?

A wait time of 13 minutes is quite funny when seen at the Tower of Terror.  The wait is not literally 13 minutes, rather there’s no real wait at all, or the park has just opened.  It’s neat to see it this way, when you can.

Lucky Number 13 - Hollywood Studios, April 2008