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New Harry Potter Coaster Confirmed for 2019 (Dragon's Challenge Closing Sept 4th)

Tonto

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And that's one of the many reasons I'm dreading it coming to MK. Its not a good Disney Qualify attraction.
Actually I’ve seen it in person and the track IMO is well disguised and isn’t the focal point of the attraction. The HUB is and most of the ride is inside. This ride does not have the aesthetic issues of most outdoor rollercoasters. It’s a great ride and an excellent addition to Mk. Fantastic ride. Lots of fun.
 

JT3000

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I'll never understand why Tron even goes outdoors given its theme, which relies on immersion in darkness. It completely breaks the theme, just like the current Tron-wannabe version of Test Track. I'll wait until it opens before judging its actual ride experience, but I can already see that it's conceptually flawed in a more glaring way than just exposed coaster track.
 

lazyboy97o

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I'll never understand why Tron even goes outdoors given its theme, which relies on immersion in darkness. It completely breaks the theme, just like the current Tron-wannabe version of Test Track. I'll wait until it opens before judging its actual ride experience, but I can already see that it's conceptually flawed in a more glaring way than just exposed coaster track.
Disney’s long running belief that Chinese people are too dumb to understand rides.
 
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Ripken10

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I'll never understand why Tron even goes outdoors given its theme, which relies on immersion in darkness. It completely breaks the theme, just like the current Tron-wannabe version of Test Track. I'll wait until it opens before judging its actual ride experience, but I can already see that it's conceptually flawed in a more glaring way than just exposed coaster track.
Goes back to the culture of Shanghai for why they had an outdoor section from what I had heard
 

raven

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I'll never understand why Tron even goes outdoors given its theme, which relies on immersion in darkness. It completely breaks the theme, just like the current Tron-wannabe version of Test Track. I'll wait until it opens before judging its actual ride experience, but I can already see that it's conceptually flawed in a more glaring way than just exposed coaster track.
To attract guests toward it.
 

WDWFREAK53

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I'll never understand why Tron even goes outdoors given its theme, which relies on immersion in darkness. It completely breaks the theme, just like the current Tron-wannabe version of Test Track. I'll wait until it opens before judging its actual ride experience, but I can already see that it's conceptually flawed in a more glaring way than just exposed coaster track.
While I agree with you about Tron, the outdoor experience of Test Track doesn't break theme.
The theme of Test Track isn't Tron. The theme of test track is designing a car in the digital world...and that outdoor portion is the car breaking out of the digital world into the real world.
 

JT3000

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While I agree with you about Tron, the outdoor experience of Test Track doesn't break theme.
The theme of Test Track isn't Tron. The theme of test track is designing a car in the digital world...and that outdoor portion is the car breaking out of the digital world into the real world.
Whatever the new theme is supposed to be, it doesn't work. They should've left it alone IMO.
 

Tom Morrow

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While I agree with you about Tron, the outdoor experience of Test Track doesn't break theme.
The theme of Test Track isn't Tron. The theme of test track is designing a car in the digital world...and that outdoor portion is the car breaking out of the digital world into the real world.
It's not this, though. You're essentially inside a computer simulation and riding along on a "benchmark test". The concept is honestly too abstract and just doesn't work in general.
 

WDWFREAK53

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It's not this, though. You're essentially inside a computer simulation and riding along on a "benchmark test". The concept is honestly too abstract and just doesn't work in general.
Don't get me wrong...I'm not saying it's a perfect attraction by any means.
Personally I think they "mailed it in" with the theming. They wanted to show that you can design a car in the digital world...and it's put up against the benchmark car (testing in the digital world). The end is the benchmark car going into production and becoming reality.

What I don't like is the aesthetics of it. Why does everything futuristic and digital mean "Tron?" If you look at how they test vehicles in computer simulations...the programs don't look like Tron.

That being said, the original Test Track wasn't exactly "Future World." To be honest, it was "About a decade ago World." It needed a refresher but the end result isn't that great.
 

Corey P

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Whatever the new theme is supposed to be, it doesn't work. They should've left it alone IMO.
Agreed. The first one was what went into an actual test track along with various testing that goes on in the automotive industry. It just needed an update not what they ended up doing.
 

doctornick

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So, regarding Hagrids....

Do we know if it will use Express Pass?

And am I reading it correctly that IoA will not have Early Park Admission in June even though Studios does? Seems odd to me that the park with the new ride opening where demand will be highest will not open for longer hours.
 

JT3000

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So, regarding Hagrids....

Do we know if it will use Express Pass?

And am I reading it correctly that IoA will not have Early Park Admission in June even though Studios does? Seems odd to me that the park with the new ride opening where demand will be highest will not open for longer hours.
It will have Express... eventually. Like the previous Potter attractions, they're withholding its use when the ride first opens.
 

Edward Jackson

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Agreed.

Though I would prefer no Express (or Fastpass) for any rides at all anywhere so the standby lines never grind to a crawl when a surplus of Express users show up.
I totally understand your point, but there are a number of rides I never would have gotten on without Express or Fastpasses.
The parks are just so crowded and my vacations are not that long.
 

lazyboy97o

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I totally understand your point, but there are a number of rides I never would have gotten on without Express or Fastpasses.
The parks are just so crowded and my vacations are not that long.
FastPass in particular was created to increase crowding. You’re doing exactly as desired, thanking the system for helping you with the problem it intentionally created.
 
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