News Tron coaster coming to the Magic Kingdom

ToTBellHop

Well-Known Member
It's almost as if this shouldn't have been built...... The IP isn't popular..... and the attraction itself is not great....

Just another gigantic clunky box that obstructs the aesthetic of the park.
Unpopular IP but popular ride (the VQ and ILL sell-out rate suggests it’s popular) sounds like a beloved, recently departed MK classic that was quite satisfactual for 3 decades.
 

Vegas Disney Fan

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I love how this looks… except the sign, I don’t get why they made the planter so deep and then left it empty looking from the front. I thought for sure there’d be a tree or topiary behind the sign but now that it’s got a couple shrubs (you can’t see) I guess this is it.

Other than that small complaint I love it though.

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SilentWindODoom

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There are many pictures from A-frame balconies throughout the thread, though many seem to insist they are aerial or tower shots for whatever reason.

As long as I've been following, I've only seen two shots in this thread from the South-ish side of the box. One was stated to be a shot from the monorail. The second is this, from fairly recently.

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There may be more elsewhere, perhaps on this blog or perhaps on the site which cannot be named. The Epcot neighborhood information I was looking for that everyone spoke about happening wound up being only in official maps. Given that we're looking down at both and the other building is in front of Space, it appears that this is from the upper reaches of Bay Lake Tower. But I've really been aching to see more.
 

James Alucobond

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As long as I've been following, I've only seen two shots in this thread from the South-ish side of the box. One was stated to be a shot from the monorail. The second is this, from fairly recently.

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There may be more elsewhere, perhaps on this blog or perhaps on the site which cannot be named. The Epcot neighborhood information I was looking for that everyone spoke about happening wound up being only in official maps. Given that we're looking down at both and the other building is in front of Space, it appears that this is from the upper reaches of Bay Lake Tower. But I've really been aching to see more.
I think this one from DFB got posted previously, which is from the A-frame and looks essentially the same as that tower shot. This one also highlights the relative scale, where Space Mountain and TRON are much larger (and therefore TRON much more problematic) for Contemporary guests.
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larryz

I'm Just A Tourist!
Premium Member
Well the Guardian's ride's building was originally the Energy Pavilion and it was designed to look like a force of energy pushing toward you as well as having all those solar panels powering it on top. Each Pavilion originally was designed based on what they were, Wavey for the seas, Round like a wheel for World of Motion, Organic cell like structure for Wonders of Life, A futuristic Building for Horizons, A World for Spaceship Earth, A greenhouse for Land, and Imagination had fantastical glass pyramids for letting the sky shine in and making you feel like you were in the clouds, until they closed that area off to us peasants. That was the wonder of the original Epcot is that it flowed SO well even better than Magic Kingdom imo. It's a shame we lost that. I miss the 90s and being a kid there. I grew up just in time to appreciate the rides that were closing in front of my eyes. :/.
Careful! Someone's going to think you're an expert on Epcot or something!!! ;)
 

gorillaball

Well-Known Member
I love how this looks… except the sign, I don’t get why they made the planter so deep and then left it empty looking from the front. I thought for sure there’d be a tree or topiary behind the sign but now that it’s got a couple shrubs (you can’t see) I guess this is it.

Other than that small complaint I love it though.

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If you had a tree or anything going vertical it would block some of the view. While I have not seen it in person I'm fine with some small (short) landscaping in this spot.
 

bmr1591

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WondersOfLife

Blink, blink. Breathe, breathe. Day in, day out.
Well the Guardian's ride's building was originally the Energy Pavilion and it was designed to look like a force of energy pushing toward you as well as having all those solar panels powering it on top. Each Pavilion originally was designed based on what they were, Wavey for the seas, Round like a wheel for World of Motion, Organic cell like structure for Wonders of Life, A futuristic Building for Horizons, A World for Spaceship Earth, A greenhouse for Land, and Imagination had fantastical glass pyramids for letting the sky shine in and making you feel like you were in the clouds, until they closed that area off to us peasants. That was the wonder of the original Epcot is that it flowed SO well even better than Magic Kingdom imo. It's a shame we lost that. I miss the 90s and being a kid there. I grew up just in time to appreciate the rides that were closing in front of my eyes. :/.
Imagine living up to the expectations Disney used to give themselves...

...Now all I hear on the forums is "They can't do EVERYthing! Give them a break!"

Bruh. I call those people the "big ugly box gang." Disney could build huge massive buildings like Spaceship Earth and Horizons in the 80's... But here in the 2020's we're getting Guardians of the Amazon Shipping Box.
 

TQQQ

Well-Known Member
Does anyone know what time the deluxe resort guest 6pm VQ boarding groups began getting called last night?

Did they not start until 11pm?
 

gerarar

Premium Member
Does anyone know what time the deluxe resort guest 6pm VQ boarding groups began getting called last night?

Did they not start until 11pm?

Check the VQ thread for information. But they basically started calling EEH BG's early around 10:40pm.
Final Day 16 Stats (4/5):
7am: 3.5 secs
1pm: 4.2 secs
6pm: 4.6 secs

BG 139 (+26) is the last BG called during regular park hours at 10pm.

For EEH, resumed at 10:40pm with BG's 201-210, with BG 230 as the last BG called for the day at 12am.

Notable stoppages: None

Average pace: 6mins/BG, 4mins/BG during EEH

VQ Drop Mean/Average:
7am: 3.2s -> 3.3s (+0.1s)
1pm: 3.6s -> 3.8s (+0.2s)
6pm: 4.6s -> 4.6s (+0)

That does it for Day 15 of TRON Lightcycle / Run!
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^chose green for the third drop to represent Team Green aka Enterprise sponsorship!
 

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