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Replacement for Tomorrowland Speedway?

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MisterPenguin

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It will no longer be the "Speedway." Thankfully that thematic disaster is being eliminated.

The end result will be something quite akin to...
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It will be an near direct lift from Shanghai, with the outdoor section.
Tron (or some other sci-fi theme) Racers! Cool.

But the main bone of contention is whether the outdoor section will have the light-up glass(?) cover or be exposed to the elements. Do you know or can say?
 

Buried20KLeague

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Tron (or some other sci-fi theme) Racers! Cool.

But the main bone of contention is whether the outdoor section will have the light-up glass(?) cover or be exposed to the elements. Do you know or can say?
I don't know why this keeps getting debated. There's no way it doesn't get the glass canopy and lighting package. That's the whole deal with TRON.
 

bclane

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It will no longer be the "Speedway." Thankfully that thematic disaster is being eliminated.

The end result will be something quite akin to...
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It will be an near direct lift from Shanghai, with the outdoor section.
Yesssssss! I was hoping the cars would look similar to the Light Runner! I can't wait! Do you know if this will be inside its own show building after they re-do it or if they will integrate part of the track into the Tron Light cycle show building somehow? It would be fantastic if these ride vehicles could enter the grid and not just be an outdoor ride
 

Buried20KLeague

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Yesssssss! I was hoping the cars would look similar to the Light Runner! I can't wait! Do you know if this will be inside its own show building after they re-do it or if they will integrate part of the track into the Tron Light cycle show building somehow? It would be fantastic if these ride vehicles could enter the grid and not just be an outdoor ride

Common sense would tell me that the new TRON-themed speedway would wander about below the walkway to the entrance to the ride, below the glass canopy. In Shanghai, the area is mostly just plants and landscape, along with Tomorrowland's FP distribution area, bathrooms, and their Star Wars Experience area... All of which aren't needed in the MK.
 

jaxonp

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I don't think it would take much to update the look of Tomorrowland. Paint, color, and a lighting upgrade all over the land plu a few cosmetic additions to the surrounding buildings would make all the difference. Space Mountain will look good next to Tron, imo. What would need to change, imo, would be the ride signage needs to be simplified and updated and the planets above astro orbiter need some help.
 

KrzyKtty

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Common sense would tell me that the new TRON-themed speedway would wander about below the walkway to the entrance to the ride, below the glass canopy. In Shanghai, the area is mostly just plants and landscape, along with Tomorrowland's FP distribution area, bathrooms, and their Star Wars Experience area... All of which aren't needed in the MK.
That is what I was thinking as well.
 

21stamps

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Now the Speedway and a coaster are both going to be Tron themed?
That's a big investment in a single movie.

I'm calling slim chance on that one.lol
 

21stamps

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Couldn't they just make the Speedway a futuristic theme without a movie attachment?
Or is that slim chance as well?
 

Bairstow

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Now the Speedway and a coaster are both going to be Tron themed?
That's a big investment in a single movie.

I'm calling slim chance on that one.lol
That also seems unlikely to me.
I could see their adding the Shanghai Tron ride, maybe as a replacement to the Speedway, but an outdoor overlay of the speedway with the Tron theme, in the daylight Florida sun, seems incongruous at best. I definitely can't see their doing both, especially when Tron is not a money-making property in terms of other media or merchandise.
 

Monorail_Orange

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So assuming the plans that Lee and Martin have dropped hints about come to fruition, then color me impressed. This is kind of project we want Disney to take on. In this case, the clone of the TRON lightcycle run is impressive. The re-imagining of the speedway into the concept Lee has shed a bit of light on; equally impressive. True Disney-level impressive. Almost makes me scared of what happens once they show this plan to the TDO bean counters.
 

21stamps

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That also seems unlikely to me.
I could see their adding the Shanghai Tron ride, maybe as a replacement to the Speedway, but an outdoor overlay of the speedway with the Tron theme, in the daylight Florida sun, seems incongruous at best. I definitely can't see their doing both, especially when Tron is not a money-making property in terms of other media or merchandise.
I guess we will find out tomorrow. Just sounds very strange, I'll be shocked if it happens.

Is there any Disney park that has 2 attractions based on the same movie, in a land not dedicated to the theme of the specific movie/s?
 
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