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News Tomorrowland Speedway and Walt Disney World Railroad to be impacted by TRON construction at the Magic Kingdom

Corey P

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An upgrade to an electric speedway isn't happening any time soon.

It is simply much harder to do and maintain than ICE vehicles.
 
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cjkeating

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An upgrade to an electric speedway isn't happening any time soon.

It is simply much hard to do and maintain than ICE vehicles.
Weren't the Hong Kong vehicles electric?
 

Bocabear

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Weren't the Hong Kong vehicles electric?
Yes they were...I was thinking the same thing years ago when they mothballed the speedway there...but they never showed up here... I am hoping they will change to electric and add set decor to the route to make it really an attraction....
 

marni1971

WDW History nut
Premium Member
An upgrade to an electric speedway isn't happening any time soon.

It is simply much hard to do and maintain than ICE vehicles.
Yes they were...I was thinking the same thing years ago when they mothballed the speedway there...but they never showed up here... I am hoping they will change to electric and add set decor to the route to make it really an attraction....
The fact Tokyo’s cars are in Orlando sadly says electric in WDW wont be in the short term.
 

danlb_2000

Premium Member
Tom Bricker is speculating via Bioconstruct that a dinosaur diorama (the dinosaurs from UoE) is being installed at MK because tracks are being flattened out.
I think this rumor gained legs because of construction on the other side of Space Mountain, but we know that is for storm water control. The water management permits would need to show a new building, which they don't. This is just a wild guess by Bioreconstruct, no evidence to support it.
 

montyz81

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The fact Tokyo’s cars are in Orlando sadly says electric in WDW wont be in the short term.
Tokyo's cars are the ones being used now or about to be used? (Sorry for my ignorance, this is one ride I can say I haven't spent a great deal of time learning about its history.
 

Mat Cauthon

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Unless there's a dance party, or you're sitting underneath the PeopleMover hearing the same line repeated over and over again.
I'm sitting at my desk at work eating a sandwich for lunch, we had freezing rain last night and it's currently 18 feels like 7 outside. I will gladly trade all of that for MK Dance Party and repeated PeopleMover lines.
 

tparris

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Speaking of which, Stitch wasn't mentioned on the People mover. Nor Monster's Inc. And I'm pretty certain they didn't mention the speedway either. It was quite odd.
Could be an issue with the spiel. Almost every time I ride the PeopleMover (which is a lot, some of the CM’s remember me) there’s always at least one part of the narration missing. For example last June the Progress City and Buzz Lightyear tunnels were completely silent.
 

FigmentJedi

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It would've made too much sense to plus an attraction while it was down for an extended period of time. That said, as much as I like the dioramas at DL and appreciate their history, thematically speaking, it's an odd juxtaposition of themes.... Tomorrowland Station, Grand Canyon, dinosaurs, Main Street USA. Quiet the gamut.
You've never heard of a time traveling train before?
 

TINKWINGS

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Yes some of the track has been removed. but they may have done that just to provide a way to move construction equipment into the race track area.
They are going to replace ALL of the ties and track with this shutdown....one can see the track already ripped out towards Frontierland from the Mainstreet station....and big piles of composite ties can be seen when riding BTMRR. They will not suggest an opening date for railroad....its a huge project!:happy: And it is highly likely that Walter E will come back to the Magic Kingdom before the tracks are finished and operational.... The railroad was much missed during our recent trip and crowds were high, the traffic the train helps handle in navigating was noticeable....and with one pathway around the castle closed due to a crane parked there all week made things even more congested around the kingdom. :angelic:
 
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