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    Tron Coaster To Feature Lightcycles, and A High Velocity Launch System

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    If the indoor Tron coaster makes the final budget approval. a high speed launch will jetison Lightcycles into the intereactive virtual grid of good vs. evil via a Vekoma Motobike trsnsport system. Odds are, DLR will likely get a similar ride, At both Shanghai and Anaheim, it would be extremely trippy plowing thru the cybor portal, ready to do battle! The layout is said to give one a riveting experience minus inversions.
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    Re: Tron Coaster To Feature Lightcycles, and A High Velocity Launch System

    Vekoma? Really? If they want a launched coaster, they need to go with Intamin.

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    Re: Tron Coaster To Feature Lightcycles, and A High Velocity Launch System

    Quote Originally Posted by aimster View Post
    Vekoma? Really? If they want a launched coaster, they need to go with Intamin.
    After California Screamin', Intamin no longer has any interest in working with Disney.

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    Re: Tron Coaster To Feature Lightcycles, and A High Velocity Launch System

    Sounds like this would just be S-DL's substitute for Space Mt.

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    Re: Tron Coaster To Feature Lightcycles, and A High Velocity Launch System

    if it was brought to DLR, i WOULD DIEEEEEE

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    Re: Tron Coaster To Feature Lightcycles, and A High Velocity Launch System

    Sounds awesome!

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    Re: Tron Coaster To Feature Lightcycles, and A High Velocity Launch System

    Quote Originally Posted by aimster View Post
    Vekoma? Really? If they want a launched coaster, they need to go with Intamin.
    Vekoma likely offered Disney a better deal and/or the mouse may have liked the company's engineering ideas better.

    Quote Originally Posted by lazyboy97O View Post
    After California Screamin', Intamin no longer has any interest in working with Disney.
    Very well could be the case. I can see where Intamin could have got their stomachs full of dealing with Paul Pressler and his clowns.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aladdin View Post
    Sounds like this would just be S-DL's substitute for Space Mt.
    Don't know what you mean by "just be", Aladdin, although I believe you are correct that the Shanghai TRON coaster would be an anchor center piece attraction that would replace the traditional Tomorrowland Space Mountain. I don't attribute this to a Shanghai management dislike for SP. They simply desire to be as different as possible....and are not afraid to take risks in doing so.

    Quote Originally Posted by Soul_Meets_Body View Post
    if it was brought to DLR, i WOULD DIEEEEEE
    From what I've heard, plans are in the works for a TRON ride at DL's Tomorrowland. I believe DLR showed the interest in the notion to the Glendale/Burbank suits first. Shanghai is...well....trying to Shanghai it as they have seen the success of DCA's ElecTRONica, and the relative success of Tron movies and merchandise, while realizing the potential for tremendous growth of the franchise and the potential related popularity of theme park attractions that are based on the brand.

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    Sounds awesome!
    Right on, dland_lover! AWESOME, PLUS SOME!
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    Re: Tron Coaster To Feature Lightcycles, and A High Velocity Launch System

    Quote Originally Posted by Ride Warrior View Post
    Very well could be the case. I can see where Intamin could have got their stomachs full of dealing with Paul Pressler and his clowns.
    It was during the tenure of Matt Ouimet that Intamin made their feelings public, in part because Disney tried to hoist some of the responsibility for the accident on them.

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    Re: Tron Coaster To Feature Lightcycles, and A High Velocity Launch System

    Quote Originally Posted by lazyboy97O View Post
    It was during the tenure of Matt Ouimet that Intamin made their feelings public, in part because Disney tried to hoist some of the responsibility for the accident on them.
    Then, Disney dug their own grave. It also sounds like this is another reason that WDC (I believe) unfairly rolled over on Matt. I sure hope that Iger and other changed management will eventually be able to woo Intamin back for future projects. If nothing else, it would seem to me like economics would play a role in swinging the company back.
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    Re: Tron Coaster To Feature Lightcycles, and A High Velocity Launch System

    Where will they put a Tron coaster in Annaheim? Is there any room left?
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    Re: Tron Coaster To Feature Lightcycles, and A High Velocity Launch System

    Quote Originally Posted by TimmyTimmyTimmy View Post
    Where will they put a Tron coaster in Annaheim? Is there any room left?
    Enclose and fix up the Peoplemover track maybe?
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    Re: Tron Coaster To Feature Lightcycles, and A High Velocity Launch System

    There were rumors on other boards this was proposed for WDW and Shanghai. However, as usual, it seems TDO might have backed out for now. Guess we won't know until announced (hopefully at the Expo)
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    Re: Tron Coaster To Feature Lightcycles, and A High Velocity Launch System

    Quote Originally Posted by TimmyTimmyTimmy View Post
    Where will they put a Tron coaster in Annaheim? Is there any room left?
    There's room in the motorboat cruise area and elswhere in Tomorrowland. In addition, backstage area could be dedicated as part of the Tron ride area. Many of the things backstage could be relocated elsewhere in Anaheim.

    Quote Originally Posted by FigmentJedi View Post
    Enclose and fix up the Peoplemover track maybe?
    You are correct that the PM track area could be fixed (it would more like be replaced) and used for the Tron ride. However, the rumor is that Tron will be an indoor ride. It's possible that the Innoventions building could be used to house part of the attraction, but it and the PM track area may both be incorporated into a different attraction (possibly WALL-E).

    Quote Originally Posted by yoyoflamingo View Post
    There were rumors on other boards this was proposed for WDW and Shanghai. However, as usual, it seems TDO might have backed out for now. Guess we won't know until announced (hopefully at the Expo)
    TDO backing out would be a good thing, as the first rumor placed a Tron ride atm Disneyland's Tomorrowland. It would be a rather lame anticlimax to think that the successful extension of ElecTRONica was a warm-up for WDW to be rewarded with an eticket attraction instead of Disneyland Resort. Doubt that's going to happen.
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    Re: Tron Coaster To Feature Lightcycles, and A High Velocity Launch System

    i hope that it is to TRON: LEGACY instead of the original TRON. i say this because it is VISUALLY more appealing than the first.


    (i like legacy better than the first one anyway, but you cannot deny it is more visually appealing)

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    Re: Tron Coaster To Feature Lightcycles, and A High Velocity Launch System

    Quote Originally Posted by Soul_Meets_Body View Post
    i hope that it is to TRON: LEGACY instead of the original TRON. i say this because it is VISUALLY more appealing than the first.


    (i like legacy better than the first one anyway, but you cannot deny it is more visually appealing)
    The attraction would be themed to Tron: Legacy. I agree the sequel is far more visually stunning - and better written as well. I should have stated that in the first place, instead of referring to the ride in the generic franchise sense. Glad you're as wild about Legacy and it's potential spin-off ride as I am, Soul_Meets>Body!
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