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News Tron coaster coming to the Magic Kingdom

rle4lunch

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The only issue I have right now with Tron is the sightlines. And even then, only one case: Fantasyland.

Standing beside Pinnochio's gives you a wonderful view of the peak of the coaster in the showbuilding, that initial block-break after the outdoor portion. It's going to be even more... impressive... once it has the full canopy on it.
I would say the same thing sorta about inside Fantasyland. Stand in the middle, look to your right, beautiful new immersive experience. Look to your left, a ghetto of plywood signs and cheap facades that look like crap. (looking at you IASW, PP and Philharmagic)
 

Mike730

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Wow. Just wow. Some of the negativity about a new ride (which MK hasn't seen in years...other than the mine train ride) is quite surprising. I have never ridden Tron before, but based on some of the YouTube video footage out there, it looks like a cool roller coaster ride (and this is coming from the guy who "hates" roller coasters - it's just the ones that have loops and toss you upside down is what I have a problem with....but anyways). For those who are worried about "sight lines" (personal opinion: "Who cares?") and worried about how it's going to "ruin" the view from atop Splash Mountain (personal opinion: "Are you really at the top of Splash Mountain for that long to enjoy the "view"?), here's a thought....just go to the park and have a good time. While sight lines and all that is interesting, I'm not going to MK with my family and worry about every little detail that might be out of place. I'm pretty sure Disney knows what they're doing. Think about this - MK has been around for 50 years - you would think that Disney knows a little "something something" to keep the magic going for another 50. ;):)
Hey there! Looks like you don't share all the same reasons for loving the parks that we do, and that's ok. I certainly don't like being talked down to so blatantly, but I sure don't have a problem with differing opinions.

To us, the "sightlines and all that" are part of what make Disney different. If you're going to ignore the things that have set them apart from everyone else for the past 50 years, the things that have been so meticulously tended to and planned out, then you certainly don't need to be paying the Disney premium.
 

Andrew C

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Sight lines are typically not something that bothers me a lot unless I am staring at an unthemed show building (looking at you GotG) or if it is something that is just super intrusive. Heck, in DL you can see the Matterhorn from everywhere but at least it is themed. If the sight lines in and around MK are ruined by a Tron unthemed show building/box, it will definitely be unpleasant. We will see....
 

yensidtlaw1969

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Wow. Just wow. Some of the negativity about a new ride (which MK hasn't seen in years...other than the mine train ride) is quite surprising. I have never ridden Tron before, but based on some of the YouTube video footage out there, it looks like a cool roller coaster ride (and this is coming from the guy who "hates" roller coasters - it's just the ones that have loops and toss you upside down is what I have a problem with....but anyways). For those who are worried about "sight lines" (personal opinion: "Who cares?") and worried about how it's going to "ruin" the view from atop Splash Mountain (personal opinion: "Are you really at the top of Splash Mountain for that long to enjoy the "view"?), here's a thought....just go to the park and have a good time. While sight lines and all that is interesting, I'm not going to MK with my family and worry about every little detail that might be out of place. I'm pretty sure Disney knows what they're doing. Think about this - MK has been around for 50 years - you would think that Disney knows a little "something something" to keep the magic going for another 50. ;):)
Which is why it's annoying that after 50 years of Disney keeping sightlines at MK largely intact they now are willing to accept a massive, undisguised warehouse on the edge of the park.

There was a time it was expected that THEY would worry about the out of place details so they could remove them before guests encountered them.

Why now are we expected to simply ignore them when the very premise of their business is creating a rich and cohesive experience unencumbered by the intrusion of details that break the illusion?
 

HauntedPirate

Premium Member
Which is why it's annoying that after 50 years of Disney keeping sightlines at MK largely intact they now are willing to accept a massive, undisguised warehouse on the edge of the park.

There was a time it was expected that THEY would worry about the out of place details so they could remove them before guests encountered them.

Why now are we expected to simply ignore them when the very premise of their business is creating a rich and cohesive experience unencumbered by the intrusion of details that break the illusion?
That's covered by the TDO Motto (also found in my signature): "They're tourists, whadda they know?"

The lower they aim, the more money they make.
 

jt04

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Think of the quintessential view of Space Mountain from Seven Seas. I’m at work at the mo so can’t post a photo.

Hopefully the canopy - for better or for worse - will mask most of the show building from the Tomorrowland concourse although it won’t cover it. That’s without the issue of the entrance being off to the side as opposed to being able to enter via the main viewpoint, the main weenie as originally envisaged.
Pretty sure people won't settle for an obvious show building being visible within the MK. I know they went the extra mile when they realized part of the mermaid show building would be visible. So if they can't mask it with the canopy, they can at least add theming or Tron-esque paint designs.

The MK should be held to a higher standard than any other park at wdw IMO.
 

larryz

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Pretty sure people won't settle for an obvious show building being visible within the MK. I know they went the extra mile when they realized part of the mermaid show building would be visible. So if they can't mask it with the canopy, they can at least add theming or Tron-esque paint designs.

The MK should be held to a higher standard than any other park at wdw IMO.
Give it time. The trees on the berm will grow back.
 

Bocabear

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There is no berm blocking the view...and the height of the building would not allow it to be masked unless you had a 40' tall berm planted with very tall trees. Good thing though it is at least at the back of the park...Bad thing is when you look at Space Mountain you will now always see a box next to it...
 

ntn_haqqer

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Hey there! Looks like you don't share all the same reasons for loving the parks that we do, and that's ok. I certainly don't like being talked down to so blatantly, but I sure don't have a problem with differing opinions.

To us, the "sightlines and all that" are part of what make Disney different. If you're going to ignore the things that have set them apart from everyone else for the past 50 years, the things that have been so meticulously tended to and planned out, then you certainly don't need to be paying the Disney premium.
Yes, I am being blatant. Yes, we are entitled to our opinions. Yes, people to go Disney for different reasons whether its the overall ambiance of the park, the entertainment value, sight lines, the artificial smells produced while walking down Main Street, whatever it is.....there's a reason why you have the continuing need to pay the prices Disney wants for their park passes, right? But, I'm (I speak for myself) not going to Disney to worry about sight lines and things of that nature. If something looks out of place at Disney, is whatever that something is going to keep out of MK? If it's a minor thing - probably not. But, if it's like what MK did to the Castle for the 25th anniversary? Then yeah...I'm going to avoid the park like the plague. This was a little excessive....I'm not gonna lie. Good in theory, but poor in execution.

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Awakening

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Pretty sure people won't settle for an obvious show building being visible within the MK. I know they went the extra mile when they realized part of the mermaid show building would be visible. So if they can't mask it with the canopy, they can at least add theming or Tron-esque paint designs.

The MK should be held to a higher standard than any other park at wdw IMO.
That's the thing, no one knows if or how Disney might mask the show building. People are acting like no matter where you are in the park, you'll see the Tron coaster, and that's just not true.
 

michmousefan

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I don't sit on Splash Mountain, see the castle and go "oh no, my sightlines."

That's your opinion, I'll wait to see the finished product of not only Tron, but the entire Tomorrowland redo, instead of complaining years before it's built.
Heck, when I'm on Splash, and the boat makes that turn to perfectly line up with the castle directly ahead, in line with the section of the flume ahead of you, I marvel at "wow, they certainly designed this well..." I guess one person's sightline delight is another's dismay.
 

MickeyMario

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Heck, when I'm on Splash, and the boat makes that turn to perfectly line up with the castle directly ahead, in line with the section of the flume ahead of you, I marvel at "wow, they certainly designed this well..." I guess one person's sightline delight is another's dismay.
The problem isn't seeing Tron from beyond Tomorrowland, the problem is seeing the Tron show building
 

flynnibus

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Serious?
1) If you are a Tron fan, you're excited about this
2) If you like an exciting coaster in a park that can use another thriller (last thriller was built in the 90's), you're excited about this
3) Nothing had to be sacrificed (except the land) in order for this to be built (looking at you GoTG), so that is exciting/refreshing
4) Anyone who has ridden this at the Shanghai Park, will be excited about this

Should I go on, or just let you stew in your negativity?
Nothing upsets people more than a big build up... to an anti-climatic finish. That's the TRON coaster for you.

Remember everyone whining about how short seven dwarves is? Disney said... Hold my beer.
 

Mac Tonight

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Hi, sorry, I'm gonna be the stupid question asker here...

But they're not done installing the track are they? I mean, there's gotta be more to it... right?
It just seems like it kind of stopped and now I see they're starting on the building walls.

Thanks!
 
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