This week's column is going back to the reader mail bag for a request by a good friend of mine,
Why do the signs inside Rock 'n Roller Coaster say, "Thank You Vera Much"?
This sign is found in the garage area of the Rock 'n Roller Coaster shortly before you board your super stretch limo. Since I know Mike so well, I know he's a huge Bruce Springsteen fan, but clearly not much of an Elvis Presley fan. This subtle reference found in this sign is a tribute to the King of Rock 'n Roll.
The quote "Thank you, thank you vera much" is something Elvis is famous for saying, with the "vera" part hinting at Elvis' southern drawl.
So while the Rock 'n Roller Coaster celebrates mostly Aerosmith, Imagineers threw in this nod to Elvis given he was the man to kick start the genre of music that Aerosmith, and even Bruce Springsteen, later dominated.