Disney Finally Noticed This Obscene Aspect of One of Their Most Famous Rides
If your #VacationGoals include traveling to ALL six Disney parks around the world, then you’ll find your lucky self visiting Shanghai Disneyland as well as (half price) Disneyland Paris. And if these are your dream destinations, then chances are you’ve already taken a trip or two to Disney World itself. But, while on those trips, did you ever happen to notice something a little out of place, something not quite right, even something totally obscene? Because plenty of others have, and now (finally) Disney has noticed themselves.
If you’ve ever enjoyed Disney World’s “Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith,” surely you’ve found yourself saying, “Oh my, isn’t this fun? Isn’t this magical? Isn’t this a memory in the making? WTF DID STEVEN TYLER JUST FLASH AT ME?!!!” That’s right, for over 15 years (15 YEARS!), footage of the famous band greeted fans in a pre-recorded set-up, and plenty of visitors noticed a certain something that apparently Disney didn’t know about. Until now.
If you check out current footage, nothing will look amiss, but if you’ve taken a ride during the past, you’ll know very well that when Steven Tyler raises his hand to shield his eyes from the bright lights, he was, um, flashing a rather obscene gesture that really wasn’t aligning with the family park’s vibe.
Over a decade and a half later, Disney has finally noticed and altered the gesture that offended some visitors. And honestly, you can’t blame them. No one wants to see that while wearing Mickey ears.
Did you know about this sneaky obscene gesture? Tweet us @BritandCo!
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!