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News Tron coaster coming to the Magic Kingdom

TrainChasers

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At Disneyland you could also turn around, leave, and be at 20 different restaurants in less time than the walk to Small World. At MK outside the gates I believe there’s a Joffreys in the AM and popcorn cart in the PM, or you could walk to contempo, but that walk is further than like DL to IHOP.
And a Jamba Juice, Salt & Straw, and Starbucks with Reserve / Clover!
 

doctornick

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At Disneyland you could also turn around, leave, and be at 20 different restaurants in less time than the walk to Small World. At MK outside the gates I believe there’s a Joffreys in the AM and popcorn cart in the PM, or you could walk to contempo, but that walk is further than like DL to IHOP.

But that also illustrates the need: people have a lot of options in close proximity for DL, so the park has more options of (arguably) better quality to keep people from choosing non-Disney places to eat. MK is a hassle to get to and leave and has a more captive audience.

(Not arguing that it's "right" just mentioning why there is less motivation for TDO to do something about it)
 

𝙲𝚊𝚜𝚝𝙰𝚂𝚝𝚘𝚗𝚎

Senior Director of Disney Genie*
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But that also illustrates the need: people have a lot of options in close proximity for DL, so the park has more options of (arguably) better quality to keep people from choosing non-Disney places to eat. MK is a hassle to get to and leave and has a more captive audience.

(Not arguing that it's "right" just mentioning why there is less motivation for TDO to do something about it)
Yes, and it’s such a bummer. The food is unmistakably better and cheaper in California (not right now, the menus there right now are even more limited than the ones at WDW, but rather pre-covid), and it wasn’t long ago the food was better in Orlando.

Anyhoo, Tron looks cool.
 

TrainChasers

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But that also illustrates the need: people have a lot of options in close proximity for DL, so the park has more options of (arguably) better quality to keep people from choosing non-Disney places to eat.
The places I was referring to are Disney places... unless we aren’t counting 3rd parties on Disney property but that’s throwing quite a lot out.
 

UNCgolf

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The places I was referring to are Disney places... unless we aren’t counting 3rd parties on Disney property but that’s throwing quite a lot out.

Universal benefits from this as well. The food inside their parks is almost uniformly awful (I've heard there are a few exceptions, but every meal we ate in the parks was atrocious), but you can just walk out of the front gate and eat at CityWalk which has plenty of decent options. Epic Universe won't have that, though, so they may have to step up their food quality when it opens.

There's as much (and probably more) solid food at Disney Springs as at CityWalk, but going to Disney Springs from one of the parks is a much bigger commitment/time sink.
 

MansionButler84

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Universal benefits from this as well. The food inside their parks is almost uniformly awful (I've heard there are a few exceptions, but every meal we ate in the parks was atrocious), but you can just walk out of the front gate and eat at CityWalk which has plenty of decent options. Epic Universe won't have that, though, so they may have to step up their food quality when it opens.

There's as much (and probably more) solid food at Disney Springs as at CityWalk, but going to Disney Springs from one of the parks is a much bigger commitment/time sink.
Isn’t Epic Universe getting its own (smaller) entertainment district?

Not that we should continue along this tangent.
 

Splashin' Ryan

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If you match it up with Shanghai's version there's definitely a structure (circled in red) that they have that WDW doesn't but WDW also doesn't have the space for that structure either. So maybe its just a smaller version of it being built here?
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lazyboy97o

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If you match it up with Shanghai's version there's definitely a structure (circled in red) that they have that WDW doesn't but WDW also doesn't have the space for that structure either. So maybe its just a smaller version of it being built here?
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The building in Shanghai is the post show building. That’s not coming to the US and the pad is a lot smaller.
 

doctornick

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It looks like (depending on how big it ends up being) this building might end up blocking some of the views of the big box. Hopefully this building is more themed
Yeah. That’s the corner that I always thought would be a good spot for a bunch of taller trees to block the show building from the most egregious in park views (from the pathway and circus area). A themed building works too. Still wouldn’t be great but would help by putting more visually interesting in the foreground
 

Rockishcoco

Member
If you match it up with Shanghai's version there's definitely a structure (circled in red) that they have that WDW doesn't but WDW also doesn't have the space for that structure either. So maybe its just a smaller version of it being built here?
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Might be wrong here but pretty sure that’s a private lounge for the corporate sponsor of Tron at Shanghai. Which is Chevrolet, I know for sure they have a meeting space in the attraction.
 

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