by Alisha Jackson
A concerned parent must have been hopping in Hollywood Studios’ Aerosmith Rock ‘N’ Rollercoaster single rider line all day long, because after seventeen years of giving the shocker, Steven Tyler‘s crude hand gesture has finally been digitally altered out of the ride’s pre-boarding video.
People have known about Tyler’s hand gesture for years, potentially ever since the ride opened in 1999. The only difference between then and now is that social media exists today. The two tweets below acknowledging the singer’s naughty Easter egg went out in 2014 and 2015, respectively.
And this person brought up the shocking discovery back in January.
In the new digitally altered version of the video, Tyler holds up four fingers instead of giving a thumb-to-ring finger motion. Check out the new video footage from the ride below.
Do you think Tyler’s gesture deserved to be censored?
Update: Steven Tyler has acknowledged Disney’s decision to digitally alter his hand gesture out of the ride.
On Twitter, the musician asks Disney World, “So what exactly do you think this means? Is the hat a dead giveaway?”
On Facebook, he writes “Well now I am in ‘shock.’ You know I would own up to this doozie… way to give me the finger now Disney World… 17 years later.”
The singer also shared that he’ll be visiting the ride next week. Good luck to the mouse!