The thing is, lots more people are familiar with the Star Wars universe than with TRON. I would like to see something original done with the PeopleMover, something new that projects the future of urban transportation.
The queue for the Rocket Rods was on the right track (sorry for the pun) with the pre-show video. (I'm not so sure about the display of past transportation-themed rides, though.) Why not bring in the clear pneumatic tube transportation system the retro-future always promised us?
To quote a variety of movies including Star Wars "I have a bad feeling about this."
I was excited when the Tron ride cars were leaked sometime ago as a ride that was going into the Shanghai Project, and possibly our old People Mover tracks. I feel like duel race tracks alone the people mover route would give an added feeling of motion that Tommorowland has been in need of. Even if people were not familiar with the property it would be a cool enough ride to draw people in. I mean there are many people who still have never watched an episode of the Twilight Zone but go on Twilight Zone Tower of Terror because of the ride experience vs. the property.
I have this bad feeling that in place of rocket rods we are going to get pod-racers or the Endor speed-bikes on the old people-mover track route.
"I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing ... That it was all started by a mouse ... and inspired by a rabbit."