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Replacement for Tomorrowland Speedway?

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

  1. FigmentForver96

    FigmentForver96 Well-Known Member

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    To much
     
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    They definitely blew the budget on the fantastic exterior and queue. There's a lot they could do to improve the inside ...
     
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    Maybe Electric cars? (CARS Themed) - put a Mickey Head solar farm nearby, Get "Sponsor" Batteries and "Sponsor" cars. Win / Win sponsors can test their batteries / DC engines since these things will be beaten up... Children today will be either driving electric cars or not driving at all :rolleyes: or we leave it like it is and in 20 yrs kids will be saying "Wait a minute, you're telling me these things run on liquid fuel?"
     

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  4. MansionButler84

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    $80,000,000 or so should've been enough for a great queue and ride.

    It boggles the mind. 6 years earlier, Everest cost $100,000,000.
     
  5. KrazyKat

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    That would be awesome especially if they could somehow make the track light up and leave a trail like the bikes do in the movies. Makes it even more INTENSE! Make it so blue bikes go ahead of the red bikes and leave a trail and vice versa back-and-forth. Just barely dodging the other's trail. I know it's been done at IOA but that's outdoors.
     
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  6. marni1971

    marni1971 WDW History nut Premium Member

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    Not yet they're not. Though the coaster option is looking less likely.
     
  7. DVC91

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    Been a while since I posted anything here, but when I turned on my car to go to work on Wednesday, I heard on 101.9FM (Orlando) that the Tron Coaster was coming to Tomorrowland.

    I hadn't heard any mention of a rumor on that segment and I haven't seen anything here beyond speculation, so I'm not sure where they got that information, unless they were trying to pass off that rumor as fact.

    No official release from TDO would lead me to believe that they were doing just that though
     
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    How nice of a radio station to spread information like that. Wow. LOL
     
  9. Magicart87

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    Running a power in numbers con spreading unsubstatiated info in hopes that it will build up a firestorm of social media coverage to either force Disney to respond officially or cave to demand making the rumour "true" or is it a simple goof on their part? Is it fact? I guess we'll see.
     
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    Disney doesn't own the Willy Wonka franchise. Yet.
     
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    Have you heard they want it? The property could easily support a trilogy given a charismatic-enough Charlie.
     
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  12. Mark Dunne

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    Absolutely I would,I have thought about this last year,makes complete sense to me Disney MUST move foreword and stop being to nostalgic,that's not Walts way,the problem is there are no visionaries at Disney now all franchises.and that's really disappointing.good post
     
  13. larryz

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    Unfortunately, this being Disney, that would involve casting Johnny Depp in the title role, as the candy man, as Willy Wonka, and at least one of the grandparents (not to mention as all of the Oompa Loompas).
     
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    Johnny already played the title role a few years back.
     
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    Paging Elon Musk. Elon Musk, please report to Tomorrowland. Tesla would be a nice sponsor for the Speedway....and Space X for Astro Orbiter, too
     
  16. larryz

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    Nothing says he can't reprise his performance for Disney Dollars... I just don't think he could pull off playing Charlie... unless they re-do it as the sequel "Return to Wonka"...
     
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    It's funny you should mention that...
     
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    You run the wdwthemeparks site right? I saw the Moana mountain type rumor there. I wonder if this has momentum to get green lit and built by 2021.
     
  20. marni1971

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    Right now Moana won't be a new build in Adventureland. As it stands nothing currently is.
     

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