Bye Bye Tomorrowland Speedway

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  1. StephenKay

    StephenKay DVC Member VWL 2001

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    Hi there,

    I haven't been on the boards lately and this could be old news, although I was told by a construction manager that the decision has been made to tear up the Speedway and make way for a Lightning McQueen Ride????? sometime starting in 2013 ending 2014.

    Just as well, I rode it the other day.
     
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  3. JDUCKY

    JDUCKY Local Yocal

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    What construction manager?

    A lot of people might like that but it would not fit at all in a Tomorrowland theme. My guess? Ain't happenin'!
     
  4. minnie mum

    minnie mum Unapologetic Disney Fan(atic)

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    I would be very surprised if this happened, given the hundreds of millions of dollars Disney is currently pouring into the FLE, which will be completed in 2014, and then the already announced planning for the new land in AK.
     
  5. mesaboy2

    mesaboy2 DIS Veteran

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    If it didn't come from a bus driver, it ain't true.
     
  6. minnie mum

    minnie mum Unapologetic Disney Fan(atic)

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    Maybe this construction manager had been imbibing some of the OP's home country's most favourite beverage.
     
  7. raidermatt

    raidermatt Beware of the dark side. Anger...fear...aggressio

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    It makes sense, which is why so many have suggested it over the last few years. Not saying it won't happen, but I'd be shocked if the timing was that soon.
     
  8. kaligal

    kaligal DIS Veteran

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    Kids love this ride just as it is. No reason to fix what aint broke!

    I can't believe they'd spend money on this when there are so many things they cut. :crazy:
     
  9. supersuperwendy

    supersuperwendy any happy little thought?

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    I hope that's not true
     
  10. blessedby3

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    I agree...it doesnt fit in with Tomorrowland.
     
  11. blessedby3

    blessedby3 Actually Blessedby4 now, but cant change my userna

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    :lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao:
     
  12. PSUGuy

    PSUGuy Bill From PA

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    If true, good riddance, if not, why not?

    Bill From PA
     
  13. Praying Colonel

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    Next on the list, right after Night Kingdom and Beastly Kingdom.
     
  14. rgf207

    rgf207 DIS Veteran

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    I was going to post this exact same thing but you beat me to it
     
  15. jewjubean

    jewjubean <font color=deeppink>You can call me Bean<br><font

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    Hmm.......know ALOT about t-land and this ones new.....
     
  16. Highway in the Sky

    Highway in the Sky Earning My Ears

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    Surprising if true...even though this is what they should do. Granted, I would even just be in favor of them just adding a facelift incorporating cars instead of creating a whole new attraction.
     
  17. CentralFloridian99

    CentralFloridian99 The guy who will ask all the celebrities if they w

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    I'm really hoping this is true :hyper:
     
  18. Jennasis

    Jennasis DIS life goes on

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    A "construction manager". Yeah okay.

    NOT that I wouldn't be head over heels to see the Speedway hit the bricks. I don't think it needs to be like RSR...I think DCA deserves to keep that one unique to just that park. I would MUCH prefer to see a TRON themed ride there that uses better tech and effects to allow guests to kind of do what the Speedway does...drive a vehicle, or in this case a lightcycle through the grid and race others etc. THAT would fit the bill for TOMORROWland...not Cars.

    Still, I don't buy it.
     
  19. CentralFloridian99

    CentralFloridian99 The guy who will ask all the celebrities if they w

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    The rumored TLE had a TRON lightcycle coaster, so I wouldn't be surprised if it replaced the speedway.
     
  20. *Fantasia*

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    If it is true, I can assure you that my 5 yr old son will be tickled happy to ride a
    Lightning McQueen Ride!! Cars is one of his favorite Disney movies! :)
     
  21. thestevied

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    Dubious...
     

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