Steven Tyler Hand Gesture Edited Out of Aerosmith Disney World Attraction
In news that adds new meaning to the term "digital editing," staff at Walt Disney World have reportedly cleaned up a potentially offensive hand gesture made by Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler during a film clip introducing the park's Hollywood Studios attraction Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster.
The ride, which opened in 1999, begins with guests ushered into a "recording studio" where they watch a few moments of the band performing "Walk This Way" before their "manager" walks in to tell them they have to hurry up and get to their next show. Tyler demands that the guests be given tickets and backstage passes to the concert, at which point they're all strapped into "super stretch" limos and zipped off to the venue.
Before the fun starts, however, Tyler can be seen raising a hand to the riders — and making a gesture that Inside the Magic politely describes as something "bro-dudes used to do in the '90s." Without officially commenting on anything, the park has evidently erased that portion of the program, replacing it with an innocuous open palm.
Steven Tyler no longer makes the "shocker" hand gesture, now he holds up four fingers: pic.twitter.com/t9AyP5ztw2
— Orlando NOW! (@ORLNOW) August 17, 2016
Somewhat ironically, Tyler paid a personal visit to the park just a few months ago. The Disney Blog reported that he was spotted on the premises on March 26 while celebrating his birthday — and he even took to social media to tell fans he was "checking in on" the Rock 'N' Roller Coaster, which he referred to as "still the best ride in the place."
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