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

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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TINKWINGS

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There are a lot more composite and wood ties back by the "roundhouse".....2 separate engineers told me they had replaced sections of track in fantasyland last, but were going to redo the entire line, not themselves but a different unit, I had to wonder if they had anticipated needing the fantasyland trackage to continue the tours. We did the Magic Behind the Steam Trains tour last week and it was fun. 🆒
 

TINKWINGS

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They did a lecture at main street station before park opened.....and explained the differences of the 4 locomotives and their history. Then we walked through empty park to board. To ME that was truly priceless.....🆒 The tour engineer was very informative and knew most of his stuff....we caught a few errors but what was most interesting was the detailed explanation of their day and jobs, and the knowledge of the checks they must do before they enter the park. When back at park we got a history lesson of Walts fascination with trains in the far yellow circus tent behind station....which was very thorough....we even learned some things! Took a lot of questions from a few railfans....and my railfan was very happy. Even though we were all bummed not to be able to ride throughout our stay, we did get that little ride and it was definitely worth the time and money.
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IMDREW

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Has Big Hero 6 been in talks as a Stich replacement yet? I think it would fit quite nicely in Tomorrowland and Tokyo is already adding a ride there, so I thought maybe they's want to put the IP also in MK.
 

ChrisFL

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Has Big Hero 6 been in talks as a Stich replacement yet? I think it would fit quite nicely in Tomorrowland and Tokyo is already adding a ride there, so I thought maybe they's want to put the IP also in MK.
Tokyo is getting...bleh....a Big Hero 6 themed version of Alien Swirling Saucers....a bit disappointing to me.

I don't think they'll have a Big Hero 6 themed area there, but I wonder about the replacement for Star Tours in DHS
 

rle4lunch

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Tokyo is getting...bleh....a Big Hero 6 themed version of Alien Swirling Saucers....a bit disappointing to me.

I don't think they'll have a Big Hero 6 themed area there, but I wonder about the replacement for Star Tours in DHS
Nah, Star Tours is Indy bound.
 

IMDREW

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Tokyo is getting...bleh....a Big Hero 6 themed version of Alien Swirling Saucers....a bit disappointing to me.

I don't think they'll have a Big Hero 6 themed area there, but I wonder about the replacement for Star Tours in DHS
Oh I know their use of the IP is dissappointing, but I’m afraid anything going into the old Stitch building will be dissappointing with the limited space they have. Big Hero 6 just seems like the best fit imo for Tomorrowland atm.
 

ChrisFL

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I can think of a few things they could do with the Stitch space, including VR experiences.

Also: Star Tours being Indy bound, so they're going to tear it down and build a Forbidden Eye like ride?
 
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rle4lunch

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Also: Star Tours being Indy bound, so they're going to tear it down and build a Forbidden Eye like ride?
Don't take this as gospel, I just think that's the most economical (and latest Disney trend) way to do a "quick" add to a new miniland.
 
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