The story that the roadie keeps telling, about having to fill a brandy glass with brown M&Ms for Ozzy Osbourne, is based on a true story that has become a bit of an urban legend. Van Halen actually had a rider (a contractual list of items that a band demands from the concert venue - towels, catering, stage equipment requirements, etc.) that said there must be a bowl of M&Ms backstage, but with all the brown ones removed. The reason for the absurd rule was to make sure that the entire rider (which included safety measurements for the band's exceptionally large and heavy stage set) had been read and obeyed in full. Sure enough at Pueblo, Colorado show, the rider wasn't read and the staging crashed through the floor. This lead to the urban myth that the band flipped out and intentionally caused the 80,000 dollars worth of damage themselves all because they found brown M&Ms.
When director Penelope Spheeris was asked why she declined to direct this sequel after directing the original, she said couldn't "deal" with Mike Myers again. Apparently Myers and Spheeris had a few "creative differences" (it is also rumoured that Myers had her blocked from directing). She directed The Beverly Hillbillies (1993) instead.
Nirvana was offered a part in the film as one of the performers in Waynestock and band members Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic were even shown a rough cut of the film to try to persuade them but they eventually declined.
Lee Tergesen and Dan Bell reprise their roles as Terry and Neil respectively from Wayne's World (1992). Neither of these two characters have their names referred to or verbally spoken during the course of this film. Terry's identity was clearly established in the original but Neil is never verbally referred to by name at any point during either of the two Wayne's World movies.
When Wayne gets off the phone with Jeff Wong, the last thing Wayne says is "Chi soh hai bin do ah", as if it were a way of saying "Goodbye". However, this is actually Cantonese for "Where is the toilet?"
The filming for the Aerosmith concert in the movie that supposedly takes place in Chigago actually took place in San Diego California, both Mike Myers and Dana Carvey were in the audience filming live.
A scene in the trailer where Wayne declares "If I ever sport a look like that, you have full permission to shoot me in the head" was deleted from the film. Another scene in trailers where Garth says "That was just like the first movie" was deleted from the film.
There is a scene where the "Naked Indian" cries after seeing all the garbage on the concert grounds and garbage being thrown from a car, which lands at his feet. This mimics a public service announcement featuring Iron Eyes Cody which premiered in 1971.
The gag of Wayne falling on Cassandra on the bed and saying "Oh! I fell over!" was used again in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997), which Austin does the same thing to Vanessa Kensington, when Austin's private jet goes into turbulence.
Although it was intended to be a Christmas season blockbuster, the film was only moderately successful and did not receive the box office intake or positive fan reaction that the first film did. It also suffered severely due to competition from other holiday season blockbusters such as Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Schindler's List (1993), and The Pelican Brief (1993).
In Charlotte, North Carolina, Paramount Carowinds theme park has a whole Wayne's World themed area in the park. It includes the MurhMobile that's hit a fire hydrant and water sprays from the hydrant, a wooden rollercoaster called "The Hurler", Stan Mikitas donut shop where you can actually go inside and eat, The Rock Shop which is a store selling metal/rock type merchandise as well as Wayne's World merchandise, and a ride called "The Scream Weaver".
Garth's line, 'I'm low on gas and you need a jacket' is the name of one of Pierce The Veil's songs from the Collide With The Sky album; the Wayne's World movies are two of Vic Fuentes' (lead singer and guitarist) favorite movies.
Rob Lowe was in talks to return for the sequel, but he did not reprise his role as "Benjamin Oliver," and was instead considered to play a character named "Phillip." Lowe ultimately chose to pass on the project, suggesting that appearing in an entirely different role in a Wayne's World follow-up might "confuse the audience." Christopher Walken was hired as his replacement, and the character's name was changed to "Bobby Cahn" for the final film.
Carvey was initially dissatisfied with the lack of screen time given to his character before Myers added love interest "Honey Hornée," played by Kim Basinger. The script was still incomplete and several roles were yet to be cast only a month before filming was set to begin. With few other projects scheduled for release that winter, however, Paramount rushed the film into production.
Paramount launched a 100 million dollar joint advertising campaign with McDonald's for Wayne's World 2 and Addams Family Values (1993), in which both films were cross-promoted through the home video sales of their predecessors, Wayne's World and The Addams Family (1991).
The New Order song 'Age of Consent' was due to be used in the film, but due to a lack of money to pay the royalties, a session band was hastily organized at the last minute, and a cover version was recorded for use in the film.
Earning more than 120 million dollars at the box-office, Wayne's World (1992) was a surprise hit and prompted Paramount Pictures to quickly begin preparation of a sequel. The principal actors' original contracts contained "muddy" sequel deals that needed to be re-negotiated to allow higher salaries and script approval privileges for Mike Myers and Dana Carvey. Due to these delays, the production was not expected to begin until late February 1993. Although Myers planned to complete the script on his own, on-screen credits indicate that he was once again joined by fellow Wayne's World writers Bonnie and Terry Turner.
Principal photography began June 24, 1993, in Los Angeles, California. Locations included: Stage 31 at Paramount studios, where the "Wayne's World" television set was constructed; The African, an Inglewood, California clothing boutique that stood in for "Stan Mikita's Donuts"; and the former Eureka restaurant brewery in West Los Angeles, where the "Comrades" nightclub was set. Aerosmith concert sequences were comprised of footage from the band's August 1, 1993 "Get A Grip" tour performance in San Diego, California. In addition to filming the concert, Aerosmith performed a special set after the show, and returned to Paramount studios to film backstage scenes with Myers and Carvey. Waynestock scenes were filmed August 17, 1993 at the Calamigos Ranch in Malibu Canyon. Additional shooting took place at the California-Arizona border near Yuma, Arizona, and a second unit traveled to Chicago, Illinois, Aurora, Illinois, and London, England.
Wayne's World 2 placed first at the box-office with an opening weekend gross of 13,516,699 dollars. Although it did not achieve the financial success of the first film, critics generally considered the sequel to be on par with the original.
Ralph Browns' character 'Del Preston' is a spiritual reprisal of 'Danny' from 'Withnail & I' (1987.) In both movies, Brown dons the same hairstyle, fashion, accent, characteristics and mannerisms for Del and Danny.
The filmmakers planned to hire look-alikes for actors Dustin Hoffman, Joe Pesci, Patrick Stewart, and Charlton Heston. While the look-alikes for Hoffman, Pesci, and Stewart were not featured in the final film, Heston himself makes an appearance as the "Good actor" who replaces "Bad actor" Al Hansen in the middle of his scene.
Tia Carrere (who plays Cassandra) and Charlton Heston (who plays the good actor playing the mechanic at the gas station) also appeared in the movie True Lies (1994) which was released 7 months after this film. In both films, they share no screen time together.
The song that Aerosmith performs at Waynestock is "Shut Up and Dance", taken from the band's 11th studio album "Get a Grip", which was released approximately eight months before "Wayne's World 2" arrived in theaters.
The sequence which Wayne and Garth encounter a T-Rex as they scout the location for the Wayne's Stock concert in the rain parodies the blockbuster Jurassic Park (1993). Wayne's World 2 (1993) was released 6 months after Jurassic Park (1993).
The writing behind Wayne encountering Jim Morrison and the weird naked Indian in the middle of a desert and Jim Morrison telling Wayne that he should put on a concert and that it is the answer to the question concerning Wayne doing something with his life was inspired by Mike Myers going on a spiritual journey, as he searched for answers following the death of his father Eric.
Wayne talks about how he'll end up working at Great America. Great America's (now Six Flags Great America) sister park, California's Great America, was owned by Paramount in the 1990s. Paramount also owned Kings Dominion, which previously had an area themed to Wayne's World.
The speech Wayne gives to Milton which Milton replies "I've got no place else to go." in the roadie training scene mocks the famous scene in An Officer and an Gentleman (1981) which Sgt. Emil Foley (Louis Gossett, Jr.) cruelly insults Zack Mayo (Richard Gere) whom refuses to quit and tells him that he has nowhere else to go.