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Replacement for Tomorrowland Speedway?

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by phruby, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. phruby

    phruby Well-Known Member

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    In a latest podcast, Jim Hill said that the highly successful Shanghai Tron Coaster might be a possibility for the Tomorrowland Speedway. Tomorrowland would become kind of a gateway to other worlds such as Wreck-it-Ralph and Tron. Of course, if they could ever get Tron 3 off the ground, the coaster might become a reality. Would you give up the Tomorrowland Speedway for the Tron coaster?
     
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    MansionButler84 Well-Known Member

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    There's FAILING Jim Hill again WITH HIS FALLING RATINGS and his FAKE NEWS. Sad!

    No Tron, no how. We have the BEST people working on Tomorrowland. Just terrific. You are going to love Tomorrowland in 2021. Believe me.

    In all honesty, they considered it and said no.
     
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    Magic Feather Well-Known Member

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    Considered. Unlikely.
     
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    I would, but I doubt it will happen
     
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    Direwolf27 Well-Known Member

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    I'd like it, but I think it's probably unlikely to happen.

    Something has to replace the Speedway though, for Fantasy or Tomorrow (or both).
     
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    montyz81 Well-Known Member

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    Ok, What are we going to love about it? More details please. Since Epcot is moving to all IPs, I suspect we are just going to get that ad nauseam in Tomorrowland or should I say IPland.
     
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    jt04 Well-Known Member

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    Love that Tomorrowland is getting the nod in the short term. Obviously the MK needs something before the 50th. Just hope the priority of upgrading the other 3 parks does to get slighted. They should be the priority even with such a major milestone. IMO.
     
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    dmatt87 Well-Known Member

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    Some things need to be updated in MK but this isn't one of them in my opinion, and certainly not with this IP.
     
  9. phruby

    phruby Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Why? Tron is a Disney home grown IP. Do we really need stinky gas powered cars with very little scenery vs a state of the art coaster with amazing lighting effects?
     
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    disneygeek90 Well-Known Member

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    I would probably be okay with just about anything replacing the Sppedway. Such a loud, unnecessary waste of space.
     
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    stretchsje Well-Known Member

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    The Tron 3 movie is in "cryogenic freeze", so too in all likelihood is the ride.
    http://collider.com/tron-3-story-joseph-kosinski/

    To the point of why neither is likely:
    Expanding the Tron IP gets my vote, FWIW. I liked Legacy. Certainly Tron 3 sounds more compelling than another live-action remake of an animated classic.
     
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    AJH219 Well-Known Member

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    I'll shed no tears over this giant eyesore. Goodbye and good riddance
     
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    wdwfan22 Well-Known Member

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    Jim Hill is about as reliable as another website that shall not be named.
     
  14. disneygeek90

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    I suspect girls would enjoy it just as well, too.
     
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    dmatt87 Well-Known Member

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    I like Tron, don't get me wrong, but I don't think I want to see another coaster - not everybody enjoys them. I get motion sickness in coasters but driving little cars is just plain old classic fun for the whole family. But I would love to see a Tron themed ride eventually at WDW.
     
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    Can they change the cars into little electric space ships? Don't even need an IP associated with it just a different theme.
     
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    21stamps Well-Known Member

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    I love this!!

    Is the Tomorrowland Speedway leaving for certain? If so, when?

    Btw, I had completely forgotten about Tron until this thread.lol
     
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  18. phruby

    phruby Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Just a rumor. It would probably be years from now. Simulated hover cars (landspeeds) would be pretty cool. Just make them electric and take away the bar on the track. The cars should be smart enough to not let drivers leave certain lanes.
     
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    Whew, ok good! I happen to enjoy the Speedway. If it has to be replaced then I would love to see it become an electric hover car/spaceship experience.
     
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  20. phruby

    phruby Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    The Shanghai Tron coaster is very popular that is why Disney seems to be looking at it again. They could put it in without Tron 3 being made. They just need a way to get people to buy lots of Tron merchandise.
     
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