As to the Tron building, I've asked before - "What is there to hide?"Not disagreeing however the old Magic Kingdom Skyway gave a lot more 'backstage' and 'ugly views' away and that was designed when Walt was around. Not only was 20,000 Leagues show building blatantly exposed, but also the show buildings of It's a small world and the Haunted Mansion. Add to that the not so attractive roofs of many buildings. Even today the Haunted Mansion show building can be seen slightly from the queue and quite easily from the upper deck of the river boat.
I'm not denying that if Disney wanted to spend more money hiding the Tron show building, that they could have perhaps done a better job of doing so. I guess they figure out the costs completely hiding it compared to not and then make a decision based on the numbers. They probably then think is it worth spending $5 million more (a complete guess) to hide the building to appease those people who want everything perfect or not? They also probably weigh up is the few seconds the average guest will spend thinking about it worth the extra money? The reality is that they've already spent a huge amount of money theming the attraction already, that should be done with every attraction and that goes without saying. There is a point however where rightly or wrongly they decide that x million more just isn't worth it.
Similarly it's probably like how Walt was ok with the Skyway showing some pretty 'magic killing' sights because the cost of theming the show buildings from that viewpoint would have been so expensive. It could have been done, but it wasn't and more than certainly that was because of the cost. As a kid on the Skyway I loved it as it gave me an insight into the workings of the park but I remember my dad complaining about it bitterly. Similarly to those who have nervous breakdowns when they see a McDonalds or Starbucks logo in the Magic Kingdom saying "Walt would never had allowed that" without realising that there were advertising logos in Disneylands Magic Kingdom when it opened.
I'd prefer the Tron building better hidden than how we've been told it will be. However there has to be a point between what we want and what's financially viable. We can debate whether that amount is fair or not, however how many on here know those exact figures? Personally I love the curved canopy that we're told cost a huge amount to build due to it's shape etc. If they'd spent less on that they could probably have a plainer, simpler canopy covering all angles but it probably wouldn't have looked as impressive from inside Tomorrowland. If I were to choose one of those two options, then I'd take the trade off and take the one being built.
We hide the box that the Expedition Everest train uses, because it's supposed to be in nature, and going into the mountains of the Himalaya's.
But - serious question: What are the Tron lightcycles going into?
What's wrong with a box for this ride?