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Tokyo cars spotted near the speedway

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by Bacon, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. Bacon

    Bacon Well-Known Member

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    The Tokyo Disneyland cars have been spotted near the speedway at the Magic kingdom. No reason has been given.
    Photo Credit: @traveljac
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  2. marni1971

    marni1971 WDW History nut Premium Member

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    You should credit @traveljac for the photo.
     
  3. LithiumBill

    LithiumBill Well-Known Member

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    Is there any difference between the Tokyo cars and the MK cars? Are they Electric? Hybrid?
     
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  4. Bacon

    Bacon Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Given
     
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    If this is the change, it's not exactly the futuristic change I was hoping for.
     
  6. NearTheEars

    NearTheEars Well-Known Member

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    I think they are also gas powered. And their speedway closed down earlier this year, right?
     
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  7. Bacon

    Bacon Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Maybe if it is for change there ganna repaint them
     
  8. larryz

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    Why aren't the steering wheels on the right?
     
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    Bacon Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    They are gas powered (obviously could be changed) and they were closed in January
     
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    The Tomorrowland Parking Lot
     
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    asianway Well-Known Member

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    they should be. Someone else pointed this out that they arent Tokyo cars.
     
  12. danlb_2000

    danlb_2000 Premium Member

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    Tokyo appears to have had a mix. He is a screen shot from a video of Tokyo. One car has the wheel on the right, the other on the left.

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  13. lazyboy97o

    lazyboy97o Well-Known Member

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    Given Tokyo Disneyland being intended as pure Americana, I would have assumed left side drive.
     
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    peter11435 Well-Known Member

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    WDW has cars with wheels on the right and the left.
     
  15. PortOrleans

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    Was hoping a sponsorship for Tomorrowland Speedway with a manufacturer would electrify those cars. General Motors would be a candidate, however, Tesla seems fit for this role as their brand image aligns more closely with electrification.

    Japan seems ahead of America in terms of technology. However, this wasn't the change anyone was rooting for.
     
  16. trainplane3

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    I don't think Tesla is looking to sponsor anything. They're still riding the hype-wave with the launch of the Model 3. And honestly, they have a pretty decent following. Plus as a "start-up", I don't think they're looking to fund things that won't have a guaranteed positive impact in terms of money.

    I'd love to see Elon take over FW. He could literally sponsor TT (Telsa, Hyperloop), M:S (Space X), and UoE (Tesla batteries, solar panels) since he has a company to cover each of them.
     
  17. larryz

    larryz Well-Known Member

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    Maybe he'll buy the P&R division when Iger gets tired of playing Roller Coaster Tycoon... ;)
     
  18. PortOrleans

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    It is certainly not a likely partnership. However, it would help keep Tomorrowland a bit closer to "Current" rather than "Retro."
     
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    Well from the sounds of what @marni1971 's been saying, they're going to be turning it slightly retro.
     
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    Not opposed to a retro theme. It works as long as a consistent vision is curated for Tomorrowland. As of late it seems that is unclear.
     
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