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UNCgolf

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I think the ship has sailed. While not quite "move it's a small world to EPCOT", I've long been a proponent of moving the Speedway style attraction to DHS. I think the real estate in MK is too valuable.

I don't understand why so many people are still attached to the Speedway. It doesn't offer anything unique to Disney, and it's not even a good version of such an attraction. There are thousands of go-kart tracks scattered around the country that are a much better driving experience for kids.

Almost anything they did with that land in the Magic Kingdom would be an improvement.
 

EPCOT-O.G.

Well-Known Member
I don't understand why so many people are still attached to the Speedway. It doesn't offer anything unique to Disney, and it's not even a good version of such an attraction. There are thousands of go-kart tracks scattered around the country that are a much better driving experience for kids.

Almost anything they did with that land in the Magic Kingdom would be an improvement.
Someone should convince Elon Musk to get Tesla to sponsor a redo of that attraction
 

Sirwalterraleigh

Premium Member
I don't understand why so many people are still attached to the Speedway. It doesn't offer anything unique to Disney, and it's not even a good version of such an attraction. There are thousands of go-kart tracks scattered around the country that are a much better driving experience for kids.

Almost anything they did with that land in the Magic Kingdom would be an improvement.

The putt putts are horribly outdated from a technology, enjoyment and operation standpoint.

I get the nostalgia of having one in older regional parks...but there’s no park on earth that needs nostalgia less than a magic kingdom.

In fact...they needed it really more in studios...as the classic Hollywood charm could have lent to that...or the toy story thing as well...

What did they do? Replaced movie ride with a Tooner and built spaceport.

Just because you have an imagineering division...doesn’t mean HQ knows what to do with it.
 

Robbiem

Well-Known Member
Someone should convince Elon Musk to get Tesla to sponsor a redo of that attraction

Does anyone know if they kept the electric autopia cars from Hong Kong? They should have shipped them to DHS or carsland in DCA and freed up space for a new ride in the castle park
 

PuertoRekinSam

Well-Known Member
Not integrating a Speedway style attraction in and around Slinky Dog or otherwise making that space a multi use space was a mistake.
From a safety/risk management perspective there is no way this would be done in the 2010s. You will notice the ride path does not go directly over any Guest areas. And in parks where they do (islands, sea world, etc) they need to put safety nets between the coaster and the people below. If a speedway style ride went “in and around” slinky dog, it would be a bunch of nets, which would look absolutely awful.
 

JoeCamel

Well-Known Member
From a safety/risk management perspective there is no way this would be done in the 2010s. You will notice the ride path does not go directly over any Guest areas. And in parks where they do (islands, sea world, etc) they need to put safety nets between the coaster and the people below. If a speedway style ride went “in and around” slinky dog, it would be a bunch of nets, which would look absolutely awful.
Not really

 

PuertoRekinSam

Well-Known Member
Not really

Let me clarify... that will not happen in a Disney Park in the 2010s due to their safety/risk management practices.

as for Universal, I’ll see how long that last like that after the ride opens. after all this is the company that stopped dueling their dragons do to loose items
 

WondersOfLife

Blink, blink. Breathe, breathe. Day in, day out.
Not really

Let me clarify... that will not happen in a Disney Park in the 2010s due to their safety/risk management practices.

as for Universal, I’ll see how long that last like that after the ride opens. after all this is the company that stopped dueling their dragons do to loose items
As I said in the main thread, this would not be the first time Universal forgot nets for a dinosaur coaster. They had to be hastily added to The Flying Dinosaur at Universal Studios Japan.
The metal detectors & mandatory lockers.
 

WondersOfLife

Blink, blink. Breathe, breathe. Day in, day out.
I was going to say, that's the latest example. Cedar Point and Kennywood are two others that never had nets either.
There is also Carolina Cyclone at Carowinds which has been running since the dawn of time.
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And Fury 325 goes all the way across and over the park entrance walkway.
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RSoxNo1

Well-Known Member
From a safety/risk management perspective there is no way this would be done in the 2010s. You will notice the ride path does not go directly over any Guest areas. And in parks where they do (islands, sea world, etc) they need to put safety nets between the coaster and the people below. If a speedway style ride went “in and around” slinky dog, it would be a bunch of nets, which would look absolutely awful.
I know someone already posted Velocicoaster, but if it's really a concern nets and tunnels could still absolutely work.
 

Robbiem

Well-Known Member
I’m sure any safety nets etc could be built into the theming- driving through a toy car box or a green army man toy etc. You make the ride like a scalectrix car on a toy track
 

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