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Replacement for Tomorrowland Speedway?

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

  1. AndyS2992

    AndyS2992 Well-Known Member

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    As much as I would like it, it ain't happening. Tomorrowland already has Space Mountain, it's that or TRON, not both. The Tron coaster would fit fine in Hollywood Studios though, or Epcot at a push.
     
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  2. StarshipDisney

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    I would not mind at all to see this attraction replaced with something new. Last time I rode it in 2016 I thought it was simply getting old and outdated.
     
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  3. marni1971

    marni1971 WDW History nut Premium Member

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    It was a legit plan but now seems to be falling out of favour for an easier to implement TRON attraction.

    Plus, why have two coasters in the dark side by side?
     
  4. HauntedPirate

    HauntedPirate Premium Member

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    I don't understand all the hate for the Speedway. Obviously not people who grew up with carburetors and regular gasoline! :p
     
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  5. djkidkaz

    djkidkaz Well-Known Member

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    They need to do something with Adventureland. Do any of the Disney parks have a really nice take on adventureland? It always seems to be the land that they just throw pirates and jungle cruise in and call it a day. I would like to see them re-imagine what an adventureland could be.
     
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  6. SteamboatJoe

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    I hope easier to implement means Stitch or Laugh Floor and not Space Mountain.
     
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  7. deeevo

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    Walmart at 2AM in Pinellas Park, FL... that... is Adventureland.
     
  8. Magic Feather

    Magic Feather Well-Known Member

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    Regarding the future of Tomorowland, I will say, it is becoming very similar to what I think FW should become and vice versa. (With a few notable exceptions on both sides). Like marni said, don't rule out TRON, just the coaster.
     
  9. SteamboatJoe

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    While I would probably prefer new attractions here (not TRON), a Sugar Rush overlay almost makes too much sense . Cheaper than building new and it's aesthetic is colorful and wild enough to match Fantasyland. At the same time the video game angle warrants its proximity to Tomorrowland.

    Cars would be a stretch but not out of the question. The Cars aesthetic lends itself more to the rock work in Frontierland though I'm not sure I would like to see it there either.
     
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  10. Rodan75

    Rodan75 Well-Known Member

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    I've been to that Pinellas Park Walmart...that is an...Adventure...
     
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  11. Nickels5

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    Would the new tron attraction be replacing an existing one or would it be a new build?
     
  12. marni1971

    marni1971 WDW History nut Premium Member

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    It could go either way. I've heard of proposals for both.
     
  13. MrHappy

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    Interesting thought, I never thought of reducing TL size and increasing FL by giving the Speedway plot to FL. Hmmmm. But it seems like the Speedway plot is hinted to stay as a Tomorrowland attraction, or a gigantic Starbucks.
     
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    To be clear here: You guys are saying "no" to the idea of the Tron Coaster replacing the Speedway. But not necessary "no" to the idea of something else replacing the Speedway. Would that be a fair assessment?
     
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  15. Magic Feather

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    In the long term, yes. Also, TRON should be coming to Tommorowland soon-ish (pre-50)
     
  16. MrHappy

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    Ah ha. Tron, not a dark coaster...certainly not next to Space Mountain. Lets go to the Big Board: Would this be Tron at either Stitch, MILF, or Buzz...for the win?
     
  17. MaryJaneP

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    Prediction: Tron spinner. NCAA brackets doing so well, power of prediction means it is a certainty.
     
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    If Speedway was smart, when they bought the rights to run the gas stations, they inked in a clause that requires WDW to keep Tomorrowland Speedway through the contract term. Nothing like a little in-park advertising...
     
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    I think sometimes a classic ride can be very enjoyable, and a nice break from the "new" ones. There's no special effects, just experiencing, laughing, and having good old fashioned fun.
    I feel this way about the Speedway, Tom Sawyer's Island, and the Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse.
     
  20. Bocabear

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    but maybe classic as in "Jetson's" retro futurist cars... make them electric...add sets and sounds to the speedway and you have an instant classic... moving props. sound effects and a fun score. No IP, just lots of fun....and people would TOTALLY buy the toy versions of the retro cars...along with the retro graphic Ts.
     

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