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

twilight mitsuk

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And yet during the construction of the ride that shall not be named the Hogwarts Express keeps running at all times
 

Mr Incredible

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Couldn't they keep the Railroad going from Main Street to New Fantasyland and then reverse back?
They can't reverse back because the engine is in the front and would have to push all of the cars for a very long distance.
In order to reverse it they would basically have to have an engine on both ends of the train.
 

Mr Incredible

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If Disney is going to do it...they should just go big and do it. They are already adding Tron so now they should do the following at the same time...
- Remove or update the speedway
- Expand Toy Story Land behind Walt Disney presents and move Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin to Hollywood Studios Toy Story Land.
- Get rid of the old Animation Courtyard and The Little Mermaid in DHS and turn the archway into the old animation courtyard into a Monsters University college gateway.
- Build the Monsters Inc. Coaster where Launchbay is now. Connect that area to ToyStory land and that is where you can add Laugh Floor and Buzz Lightyear's Spaceranger Spin.
- Re-Theme Stitches Great Escape back to the Alien Encounter. That was a fantastic ride.
- Replace Buzz and Laugh Floor with new rides either based on Big Hero 6 and the future of medicine and robotics, or something else.

Epcot-
- Add and Inside Out ride to the Imagination pavilion to teach about the mind, memories, emotions and the imagination.

DHS-
- Get rid of the Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular and move that to Animal Kingdom.

Animal Kingdom-
- Change Dinosaur to the Indiana Jones Ride that they have in California Adventure.
- Replace Dino Land with the Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular or other Indiana Jones themed attractions including a downtown bazaar like in Cairo in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
- They can maintain the archeology area since Jones was an archeologist.

Just do it all but totally knock out Magic Kingdom in one shot after Star Wars Land is complete so they don't have to keep closing sections and they can just get it all done as soon as possible.

The only thing that can wait after the rest of Magic Kingdom is done is putting in the Moana volcano ride behind PotC
 

Captain Barbossa

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They can't reverse back because the engine is in the front and would have to push all of the cars for a very long distance.
That’s not necessarily true. They ran in reverse when Splash was being built. And they wouldn’t be running the locomotives in reverse for a “very long distance”. Fantasyland Station to Frontierland Station would be the longest, and that’s still pretty short. (about 4 mins)

In order to reverse it they would basically have to have an engine on both ends of the train.
Once again, not necessarily true. But if it was, that’d be a no can do. Non of the locomotives have air hoses at the front.
 
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bigorangeandy

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Speedway is a ride that the youngsters and tweens seem to really like. I remember when my kids were not yet teenagers and they really enjoyed riding the speedway, it gave them a chance to drive, with no one with them. Check the wait time on the app and see where the wait for Speedway is, it might surprise you.
 

Kman101

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So, with the RR going down as has been expected, is there any chance that the ride will get some show scenes along the way? I feel like WDW1974 and others had implied that some improvements to the RR were coming as part of the plans for the 50th.
Let's hope! I imagine it's going to be down quite a while so the opportunity is there. I hope they take it. But it could easily be seen by them as "unnecessary", too (when in reality, they should want to do these things because they can, not because they have to). I'm trying really hard to give them the benefit of the doubt but I still worry about their old habits which they can't quite seem to kick ...
 

ThemeParkTraveller

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So, with the RR going down as has been expected, is there any chance that the ride will get some show scenes along the way? I feel like WDW1974 and others had implied that some improvements to the RR were coming as part of the plans for the 50th.
Now that Universe of Energy is gone, I'd love to see the Primeval World scene come to the railroad. They could reuse a lot of those assets if they still have them.
 

Rk2k5

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Wow that’s disappointing that the speedway is not getting its retheme.
I’m surprised too especially bc it showed a re-theme in the concept art of tron I thought it in it but maybe since then they have decided to like change their plans or something like that.
 

RobotWolf

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Now that Universe of Energy is gone, I'd love to see the Primeval World scene come to the railroad. They could reuse a lot of those assets if they still have them.
I really did not like any of the Disneyland indoor railroad sequences. There's a lot of great lighting in there. But the scenes still come off as very flat.

I agree with the aesthetic that unthemed rollercoasters are bad. But on the opposite side of that spectrum is a highly themed steam locomotive that goes through a dinosaur scene.
 

memethyst

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i don't care if they get rid of speedway or leave it. as long as they refurb/replace it with something that fits the theming of tomorrowland, i'll be fine.
 
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