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News Tron coaster coming to the Magic Kingdom

RScottyL

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Not sure if this has been posted in this thread yet, but here is a wide angle shot of the Tron in Shanghai, along with the Tomorrowland Shanghai music:


Not sure if the music will stay a Shanghai exclusive, or if they will update ours with this when Tron is up and running!
 

RScottyL

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If they build the same canopy style they did in Shanghai, I wonder if it has to be closed during thunderstorms like other outdoor coasters
I wouldn't think so, as if you look at the video from the Shanghai one, the coaster looks like it is up pretty close to the canopy, so should be fine!
 

FigmentFan82

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Legit question, with Tron coming to MK from Shanghai, and Ratatouille coming to EPCOT from DLP, is there anything to the thought that perhaps Disney is looking at the forign parks as a sort of testing ground to gauge popularity of new attractions without having to be the sole bearer of R&D costs, etc?
 

cjkeating

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Legit question, with Tron coming to MK from Shanghai, and Ratatouille coming to EPCOT from DLP, is there anything to the thought that perhaps Disney is looking at the forign parks as a sort of testing ground to gauge popularity of new attractions without having to be the sole bearer of R&D costs, etc?
More like WDW is lazy and just copying what's already been done elsewhere.
 

lazyboy97o

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Legit question, with Tron coming to MK from Shanghai, and Ratatouille coming to EPCOT from DLP, is there anything to the thought that perhaps Disney is looking at the forign parks as a sort of testing ground to gauge popularity of new attractions without having to be the sole bearer of R&D costs, etc?
It’s not really about popularity, but Disney loves to use their international partners as a source of development dollars. It’s why Tokyo and Hong Kong now push for / demand exclusivity.
 

JohnD

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I was at WDW this past weekend. What is that pile of dirt on the other side of SpM? (Between SpM and the CM Tomorrowland entrance).
 

lee.moles.disney

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I'm kinda glad Disney can't use Marvel in WDW so for me when I go to Paris which is nearer to me, Marvel land is going to be there and something special.

I know it would have costed a ton more but I just wish the Galaxy Edge additions were different.
 

JohnD

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Legit question, with Tron coming to MK from Shanghai, and Ratatouille coming to EPCOT from DLP, is there anything to the thought that perhaps Disney is looking at the forign parks as a sort of testing ground to gauge popularity of new attractions without having to be the sole bearer of R&D costs, etc?
If the just-announced Zootopia for Shanghai Disney gets added to AK, ugh.
 

lazyboy97o

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Those guys need to count the number of rides they have that were cloned from the US parks and the development moolah that saved them.
That would only really apply to Tokyo Disneyland during its early years. The initial build-out of Hong Kong Disneyland had the SAR responsible for the infrastructure and Disney responsible for the park and hotels. Hong Kong Disneyland was announced as a larger, much more unique park than what opened.
 
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