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Replacement for Tomorrowland Speedway?

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marni1971

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Umm..have you ever ridden an old wooden roller coaster? Or what about the Vortex?lol.
Seriously, my kid has maxed out- due to my insisting- at 6 consecutive times on that one.
I swear that I was in pain for 3 days after!

Disney World's Space Mountain feels like a brand new coaster to me after the experiences of what we ride all summer.lol
Orlandos SM is hammered. It's now nine years past its renewal date and it is plain to see.
 

rhino4evr

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Hopefully this will help with the waits at 7DMT, since it will no longer be the newest attraction. It's ridiculous that the D ticket coaster/dark ride is still getting E ticket wait times.
Not likely, the Mine Train will always be a long wait by design. It's very popular with families.
 

21stamps

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Of course, the major difference between the coasters you mentioned and SM is that SM is mostly dark, so you can't see what's coming up next. With outdoor coasters, you can see what's coming and brace for it. In the dark, you can't and that's what leads so many to think it's a "rough" ride after hitting turns, dips and brakes without being able to brace for them.

That said, I don't ride Vortex until I'm ready to leave the park.
Maybe SM doesn't bother me as much due to the restraints/lack of. My arms aren't banging into anything, my earrings aren't stabbing me in the neck drawing blood, my head isn't like a ping pong ball between a harness, and I don't have to cross my arms tightly across my chest to avoid pain in certain areas..lol.

I get it, people feel it's rough. I won't ever complain about a coaster getting smoother, so I'd be all for it when the redo happens.. I just don't view it as a rough coaster comparatively.

Orlandos SM is hammered. It's now nine years past its renewal date and it is plain to see.

Do you know who long will it go down for when it happens? Is Vekoma rebuilding it?
 

marni1971

WDW History nut
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Maybe SM doesn't bother me as much due to the restraints/lack of. My arms aren't banging into anything, my earrings aren't stabbing me in the neck drawing blood, my head isn't like a ping pong ball between a harness, and I don't have to cross my arms tightly across my chest to avoid pain in certain areas..lol.

I get it, people feel it's rough. I won't ever complain about a coaster getting smoother, so I'd be all for it when the redo happens.. I just don't view it as a rough coaster comparatively.




Do you know who long will it go down for when it happens? Is Vekoma rebuilding it?
The original schedule was 15-18 months.
 

thepirateking

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I'm going to act like the Speedway guide-rail and redirect this thread back toward center, but with the understeer I suspect we'll just bounce too far the other way...

What themes (if any) would people prefer for the speedway?
  • Cars (not very Tomorrow-y)
  • Sugar Rush (Wreck-It Ralph)
  • Stitch (mini rockets?)
  • Wall-e (hover chairs)
Are there any other IPs that lend themselves to racing?
 

GCTales

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From the video, which I realize can be deceptive.. it looks fun, but less of a scale than RnRC.. it looked fairly slow. But again, I'm sure it's different when riding.

I think the restraints would need a much higher height requirement than anything else in MK. Does anyone know the requirement in Shangai?
https://www.shanghaidisneyresort.com/en/attractions/tron-lightcycle-power-run/
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRON_Lightcycle_Power_Run

Both say 122 cm (4' 0") minimum

No max height listed
 

azox

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So screamscape is reporting today a rumor that the Tron coaster might go into the parking lot area over by COP and Buzz and not where the speedway is. Any chance that might happen? It kind of seems like a reasonable idea, as you could have the coaster zip around the tomorrow land area and hide the building in that parking lot area.
 

Timothy_Q

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So screamscape is reporting today a rumor that the Tron coaster might go into the parking lot area over by COP and Buzz and not where the speedway is. Any chance that might happen? It kind of seems like a reasonable idea, as you could have the coaster zip around the tomorrow land area and hide the building in that parking lot area.
That would make the show building visible from Main Street and entrance plaza. Would be a stupid decision
 

Princess Leia

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I'm going to act like the Speedway guide-rail and redirect this thread back toward center, but with the understeer I suspect we'll just bounce too far the other way...

What themes (if any) would people prefer for the speedway?
  • Cars (not very Tomorrow-y)
  • Sugar Rush (Wreck-It Ralph)
  • Stitch (mini rockets?)
  • Wall-e (hover chairs)
Are there any other IPs that lend themselves to racing?
Sugar Rush, but only to create an arcade themed mini-land that creates a bridge between Fantasyland and Tomorrowland.

Cars doesn't belong in Tomorrowland at all, and Stitch would be a bit of a stretch. Wall-E deserves something much, much better.
 

21stamps

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Yeah... Top speed listed at 60mph... Supposedly fastest of any Disney coaster
Honestly the speed isn't what has me perplexed. My kid did the Sling Shot and Volmatron at Old Town when he was 5 years old. I know many adults who won't go near those rides..
However, The height requirement was 44 or 46"...can't remember. I think he was just at 46" at that time..but he's tall for his age.

What's the highest in MK now? 44? Going to 48 is a huge jump, and a huge exclusion of one of their core demographics.
This has me wondering if the trains would actually be modified for MK.


ETA- found it..

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It will be very interesting to hear the announcement and reactions.
 
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Bocabear

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Sugar Rush, but only to create an arcade themed mini-land that creates a bridge between Fantasyland and Tomorrowland.

Cars doesn't belong in Tomorrowland at all, and Stitch would be a bit of a stretch. Wall-E deserves something much, much better.
I like the idea of a sort of thematic bridge between Tomorrowland and Fantasyland...and a gaming corridor could be fun...re-theme Cosmic Ray's while they are at it... that could be a lot of fun...
I also like the idea of futurist electric cars and some great set pieces and theming along the track...though I wish the track were more like Disneyland's...It is a MUCH more interesting ride...
 

stretchsje

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I think it'd be interesting if the entrance was moved to Fantasyland and the ride was given an IP, maybe that of Pixar's Cars. It's been hinted that guest traffic will flow a little differently when this project is over. I'm expecting a gateway.
 
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