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Replacement for Tomorrowland Speedway?

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disneygeek90

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It was more of a hyperbole. However, it is my opinion. I am okay with roller coasters. Disney has been pushing Thrill rides for a while now. I am a fan of Disney dark rides. Also, I know the Speedway takes up a lot of space. Magic Kingdom has congestion issues. Why not add multiple dark or flat rides?
I wouldn't mind several rides in that space. I actually may prefer it. But I welcome any change from the Speedway.
 

MickeyMario

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The potential for sightline issues with this ride worry me a lot. I don't understand how the view shown in the picture was EVER allowed.
As beautiful as Shanghai Disneyland is, there seems to be plenty of unthemed backsides, and problematic sightlines.

I don't really understand the reason. Sometimes they take into account tree growth, but that's definitely not the case with Tron
 
Not knowing the space situation, I'd have preferred redesigning the Speedway with either a Cars theme or something similar (and clean, battery powered vehicles) so the kids can still "drive," and then also adding this Tron ride somewhere else in the same land. It fits Tomorrowland too perfectly (the tomorrow that was imagined but never happened.)
quoting myself and adding: OR - do the Tron thing as suggested, and put a smaller kid-driving track elsewhere.

I definitely have mixed feelings on this. While on the one hand, I personally think a tron coaster would be an improvement over the speedway, it doesn't fix one of the biggest problems with the speedway. MK is not a big park, and the speedway takes up a lot of real estate that could be used for multiple attractions and help with capacity. The coaster would be nice, but still requires a very large plot of land and therefore doesn't really solve any of the park's capacity issues.
Lightcycle is essentially 60 seconds from the moment the train launches until the moment the train's speed is fully reduced by the brakes. By comparison, Rockin' Rollercoaster is about 70 seconds when comparing the same launch to brake time... though RNRC has a MCBR which slows the train pretty considerably which would add to the "ride time"
So if Lightcycle is about a minute, and the current Speedway is over 4 minutes, that will likely churn out a lot more people unless the ride capacity is significantly smaller.
 

cjkeating

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As beautiful as Shanghai Disneyland is, there seems to be plenty of unthemed backsides, and problematic sightlines.

I don't really understand the reason. Sometimes they take into account tree growth, but that's definitely not the case with Tron
Totally. I understand all parks have issues either on day one where foliage needs to be given some time to grow in but no trees are ever going to cover that up... I think the Tron shed is also very visible from what will be Toy Store Playland if my memory serves me correctly.

I've just checked on Google Maps and a lower building has a Tron roof attached to it (the whiter roof that looks further away in the photo) so they could have done the same to the blue shed that is still visible but for whatever reason chose not to.
 

Incomudro

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The potential for sightline issues with this ride worry me a lot. I don't understand how the view shown in the picture was EVER allowed.
I don't understand the problem?
It's not as though the building is say Flight of Passage, or Battle Front, where the ride is supposed to be hidden by natural formations.
Or Potter, where we ware supposed to be in some far off land of castles and dragons.
I don't get how seeing the Tron building ruins anything.
 

Bocabear

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What if they did a Midget Autopia at the Test Track locations as was planned with Project Gemini, and completely reimagined all that land in Tomorrowland fmor several things....then they would still have the "U Drive" attraction but over at the pavilion that is all about cars, and the property in MK is available for a huge redevelopment....
 
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