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News Tron coaster coming to the Magic Kingdom

Pixieish

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That's too bad. I love the original, don't get me wrong, but it was kind of something you had to watch in the 80s to really appreciate. That was back when computers were a wonder and a mystery that no one in the general public really understood. My kids mock it to no end and I have to admit to them that it is incredibly cheesy by today's standards imo. But they love love love TRON Legacy (and so do I).
Hahahahahaha...I remember when it came out! My son can't believe that there was a time before the Internet. :joyfull:
 

c-one

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There are so many reasons why this shouldn't be in MK, but if you are a Tron fan (slightly obsessed I must admit), ya gotta be a little excited this is making it to Florida.

I am a bit baffled though that they gave it the green light given that the franchise has been dead for some time now. The third movie keeps getting delayed and hasn't seen much traction, so from an IP perspective this one is strange.
I agree totally about it being kind of a weird, niche choice after the commercial disappointment of Legacy. Maybe they're banking on the motorbike cars and the lights giving it a cool factor to draw folks in, since the IP probably won't. I haven't ridden the original ride but based on videos, it doesn't seem like a terribly strong concept, in this age of fully-immersive IP experiences a la Potter and Star Wars -- those are extreme examples but even take a single-ride example like Guardians of the Galaxy at DCA. I worry the Tron coaster will be closer to the "decorated thrill ride" side of the spectrum rather than "immersive experience". And maybe that's fine on its own, but with Test Track down the road and Space Mountain literally next door, I fear decorations alone will feel like a rehash.

Give me a queue DJ booth with Daft Punk animatronics and I'll retract this post.
 

bcoachable

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I have a feeling that the ride in Tomorrowland (first in Shanghai) will allow/usher in the next Tron movie and that the ride will help it to become a large, money making, hit, with a chance to run into multiple sequels.
(Not unlike Pirates)
 

TJ Vazquez

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I agree totally about it being kind of a weird, niche choice after the commercial disappointment of Legacy. Maybe they're banking on the motorbike cars and the lights giving it a cool factor to draw folks in, since the IP probably won't. I haven't ridden the original ride but based on videos, it doesn't seem like a terribly strong concept, in this age of fully-immersive IP experiences a la Potter and Star Wars -- those are extreme examples but even take a single-ride example like Guardians of the Galaxy at DCA. I worry the Tron coaster will be closer to the "decorated thrill ride" side of the spectrum rather than "immersive experience". And maybe that's fine on its own, but with Test Track down the road and Space Mountain literally next door, I fear decorations alone will feel like a rehash.

Give me a queue DJ booth with Daft Punk animatronics and I'll retract this post.
Love it!
 

GlacierGlacier

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I know this probably won’t make much sense to a lot of people, but it’s an average at best story but an awesome movie experience imo. The concepts, visuals, nostalgia and music are the things that a geek like me lives for. It’s far from a perfect movie by any definition but I love it and can’t wait for the ride. It’s also my go to movie to demonstrate my home theatre.
It's just like Avatar. Absolutely amazing visuals and concepts, great world-building, but poor/average story.
 

bclane

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It's just like Avatar. Absolutely amazing visuals and concepts, great world-building, but poor/average story.
Great analogy and my feelings exactly. I really enjoy Avatar...but it isn't because of the story which was average at best imo. Can you imagine how epic it would have been had they come up with a story to match the amazing visuals and world building of Pandora?
 

SpoiledBlueMilk

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Well I for one will sorely miss the walking path between Barnstormer and Space Mountain. I do smoke so it's a nice out of the way place to do it, since I am a stickler for rules and very careful not to inconvenience the other guests. Even if I didn't smoke, that path is a nice quiet place to sit and watch the train go by. RIP walking path.
 

GoofGoof

Premium Member
Well I for one will sorely miss the walking path between Barnstormer and Space Mountain. I do smoke so it's a nice out of the way place to do it, since I am a stickler for rules and very careful not to inconvenience the other guests. Even if I didn't smoke, that path is a nice quiet place to sit and watch the train go by. RIP walking path.
Will the path be gone? I thought there would still be a way to keep it.
 

Captain Neo

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Great analogy and my feelings exactly. I really enjoy Avatar...but it isn't because of the story which was average at best imo. Can you imagine how epic it would have been had they come up with a story to match the amazing visuals and world building of Pandora?
Don't worry there are ten sequels coming up that will get that all sorted out
 
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