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Replacement for Tomorrowland Speedway?

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UpAllNight

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I get it, the ride vehicle is similar but I don't judge rides based off the vehicles. I judge them on theme, sounds, thrills and yes innovation.
Define the innovation with Tron. I don't want to come across like I don't want it...I really do, but let's be honest

Ride system - Not innovative by any means
Theme - Nice & well implemented
Use of Screens - Hulk
Sound System - Space, Rock n Rollercoaster

Innovative implies it's something new...something groundbreaking. I don't see it here at all. Just a nice coaster with a very well implemented theme and a thrill level perhaps a bit ahead of most things Disney offer.
 

SplashZander

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I have resurrected. I'm thinking the Speedway would fit nicely next to Tron with a retheme of a bustling street in Asia. They could pump in artificial noise to add to the kinetic energy in Tomorrowland. Though Tron zooming past will already do that.

A cheaper alternative with less facade clutter is making the road illuminate as you are about to go on it or just permanently on.

Or just add a bunch of Purple Bluish lighting similar to Tron. Or to incorporate the building of Tron throughout it to add depth.

Though my master plan would be to separate Tron, the Speedway, and a Big Hero 6 D-Ticket into a mini land. This idea is a bit farfetched, though farfetched is saying Guardians would be in Epcot and Tron in Tommowland and not vice versa... It would be a way to face lift that section of Tomorrowland and give the Speedway a place in the park.Tron may not fit the best, though Tomorrowland has lost its meaning. Tron may return that meaning though it would be an immersive transformation between Tomorrowland and Fantasyland. Big Hero 6 is set in the future (I think???) Maybe after San Franciso falls off the tectonic shelf and merges with Tokyo??? I have no idea. The fact of the matter is leaving it as Tomorrowland would still fit. This will never happen. Unfortunately, or for the better. As for DSNY Newscast, please do not make a video of this idea. <3
 

PorterRedkey

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WDWRR is safe from what I know. Which isn't everything.
So no RR removal, and you stated that SM should be safe (THANK GOD!). Also that it would be the biggest change to that area since 1980 and 1992. Tomorrowland's big changes were in 1975 (Space Moutain) and in the late 94/95 (ExtraTERRORestrial Encounter, Spaceport theme). However, BTMRR opened in 1980 at WDW and Splash Mtn opened in 1992. This seems to be implying that you are not talking about Tomorrowland at all.

Could that area you spoke of be Frontierland? Not for Tron, but for something?

Is there a Frontierland expansion of the table or am I reading to deeply into this?
 

monothingie

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Tony the Tigger

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marni1971

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So no RR removal, and you stated that SM should be safe (THANK GOD!). Also that it would be the biggest change to that area since 1980 and 1992. Tomorrowland's big changes were in 1975 (Space Moutain) and in the late 94/95 (ExtraTERRORestrial Encounter, Spaceport theme). However, BTMRR opened in 1980 at WDW and Splash Mtn opened in 1992. This seems to be implying that you are not talking about Tomorrowland at all.

Could that area you spoke of be Frontierland? Not for Tron, but for something?

Is there a Frontierland expansion of the table or am I reading to deeply into this?
Sorry, I meant it'll change guest flow and views both from and into the park as much as BTM and Splash did.
 

HMF

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CONFIRMED: TRON Lightcycle Power Run Rollercoaster to Replace Tomorrowland Speedway at the Magic Kingdom
In October of 2016, we told you that Walt Disney World was eyeing the addition of the popular TRON Lightcycle Power Run attraction from Shanghai Disneyland, and in April 2017 we updated our rumor when preliminary budgeting teams from Florida were sent out to Shanghai to take a look at the attraction. Well, with the D23 Expo just days away, it now seems certain that the attraction will be announced on Saturday, July 15th.TRON Lightcycle Power Run will open at the Magic Kingdom just before the park’s 50th birthday (probably 2020/21), replacing the Tomorrowland Speedway attraction which opened in 1971 as the Grand Prix Raceway. The Speedway will likely close sometime in 2018 to make way for this construction.
Source: Walt Disney World News Today!
I would check the sources credibility.
 

andysol

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After seeing that map- my first thought?

"Finally! The perfect ride to soak up capacity while they finally redo Space Mountain!"
While I'm excited about both- I'm way more excited for Space Mountain to get the love it deserves vs Tron Coaster.

This is a great day! Here's hoping Saturday doesn't shoot it all down. :D
 

horatiog

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After seeing that map- my first thought?

"Finally! The perfect ride to soak up capacity while they finally redo Space Mountain!"
While I'm excited about both- I'm way more excited for Space Mountain to get the love it deserves vs Tron Coaster.

This is a great day! Here's hoping Saturday doesn't shoot it all down. :D
My first thought was, "Now I can stop having a panic attack because Space Mountain is safe."

But I certainly agree with you. Space is a classic, and it should be treated as such.
 

clemmo

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After seeing that map- my first thought?

"Finally! The perfect ride to soak up capacity while they finally redo Space Mountain!"
While I'm excited about both- I'm way more excited for Space Mountain to get the love it deserves vs Tron Coaster.

This is a great day! Here's hoping Saturday doesn't shoot it all down. :D
Wait is SM finally getting a good refurb? Did I miss that part?
 

Jbres_

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This is good news! This means that Disney is willing to expand into that highly unused land behind Storybook Circus and Tomorrowland. I was just saying the other day how it was stupid of them not to use the space they have there. Here's to hoping more will be coming to Tomorrowland in the future!
 
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