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Could Tron coaster replace Tomorrowland Speedway at Walt Disney World?

in Magic Kingdom, Theme Parks, Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary is coming up in 2021 and while Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios have already seen some updates, nothing major has been announced for the Magic Kingdom. Now, insiders are hinting that the Tron coaster, a popular attraction at Shanghai Disneyland, is also heading for Tomorrowland.

A previous rumor hinted that Disney would be closing the Tomorrowland Speedway, and it’s possible that the Tron coaster could take its place. If the potential coaster in Tomorrowland is similar to the one in Shanghai, it will feature motorbike-style seats and an outdoor area.

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Other renovation rumors for Tomorrowland include a Wreck-it-Ralph attraction and an update to the Carousel of Progress. Disney is also currently looking to reboot the “Tron” movie franchise with Jared Leto, so this may be the perfect time to have the Tron coaster join Space Mountain as the resident thrill rides of Tomorrowland.

Take a ride on Shanghai’s version of the coaster:

Source: Orlando Weekly

14 Comments

  1. Hard to imagine two roller coasters side-by-side at MK, but hey, I’m game to go along with this rumor for a while!

    1. Ryan S

      It would be MKP’s fifth coaster too… Five coasters in one Disney park. Whoa.

    2. suez

      splash mountain is next to Thunder mountain

  2. Ryan S

    Wreck it Ralph? Yes please! Tron coaster? Laaaame. Shanghai’s got way too much undeserved a hype for an otherwise average coaster ride.

    Just update Speedway into a Cars themed ride (since Orlando isn’t getting anything Cars for at least a decade). It’s not that Speedway is just a classic, it is that Speedway is the first type of vehicle many children ever drive. In fact, we have multigenerational families now where mom and dad and grandparents get to share with their kids their first time driving (even if it’s 2 feet before you hit the guide).

  3. Drew Burningham

    I think they should turn the speedway into Sugar Rush speedway

    1. Adam

      Such a great idea!!

  4. Garaan

    Cars (and it’s Land) fits really well into DCA’s conceits but not so well into Magic Kingdom. I mean… cars aren’t very futuristic, on the whole. However! Putting a Cars-TYPE ride into Tomorrowland would be excellent. I say do the Wreck-it Ralph ride in Cars fashion, with the vehicles being the candy cars from Vanellope’s game. Part dark ride, part thrill. It’d be GREAT, and it’d let DCA keep its unique version while giving MK its own.

    1. Ryan S

      Was the old Sky Ride very futuristic when it had a station in Tomorrowland? Is current Tomorrowland Speedway very futuristic? Speedway can easily be reconsidered part of Fantasyland, since most of it is geographically closer to Fantasyland/old Toontown…. Especially if you also build into the empty area behind it. Speedway just straddles Cosmic Rays, which can easily be solved with a barrier to divide the two.

  5. randall

    why are they taking all the good old rides out? when i go there is a very long wait for the speedway!!! why end it when it is very much a needed ride!!!! disney i would think twice about that…

  6. TW

    They want to add a coaster that’s fine but there is room north of Space Mountain. The speedway is an icon and needs to stay.

  7. Emily

    The Speedway may be an icon, but the fumes are beyond awful, and the entire thing needs to be overhauled. I think it should be skinned with either Tron or Sugar Rush and converted entirely to electric cars. This would keep with the scifi theme of Tomorrowland while also solving the problems of an attraction that’s a literal health hazard.

    If Disney reboots the Tron franchise rather than do a proper third sequel, I will never forgive them. The original should never, ever be touched.

    1. frostysnowman

      I love the idea of making the Speedway cars electric!

  8. frostysnowman

    Keep the Speedway, add the Tron coaster elsewhere in Tomorrowland. There’s plenty of room. The Speedway is too popular to get rid of, in my opinion. And it’s a great family ride.

  9. Jeany Sanchez

    I think that is awesome idea! I love it!

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