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  • [Rumor] Projected Tron Theme For PeopleMover Replacement

    The newest PeopleMover replacement ride rumor being bandied about among bloggers on the net is that it will take on a Tron theme. The rationale is quite understandable. In the near future, Disney will be rereleasing a new video game based on Tron. Moreover, the company will be releasing it's new special effects laden Tron Legacy film (in Disney 3-D, IMAX3-D) on December 17, 2010. Plus, the Tron tunnel of the original PM makes in a mini theme that has already successfully been used.

    Other PM replacement rumblings have projected themes connected with StarWars (Star Speeder racing bikes), the transit systems featured respectfully in WALL-E and the Robinson's. Enclosed egg shaped
    vehicles that swivel and rotate are yet another rumored possibility.

    The ride is expected to debut in 2011 or 2012. What type of a replacement do you hope to see. A poll will soon be up.
    151
    Tron Theme (Possibly Light Cycles)
    31.79%
    48
    WALL-E Theme (Possibly Futuristic Mass Transit System)
    24.50%
    37
    Robinson's Theme (Possibly Futuristic Mass Transit System)
    6.62%
    10
    StarTours Theme (Possibly StarSpeeder Racing Bikes)
    2.65%
    4
    Enclosed Egg Shaped Vehicles That Swivel and Rotate
    16.56%
    25
    Turn the track route into a roller coaster extension of Space Mountain.
    4.64%
    7
    Rebuild Track For Return of Rocket Rods
    6.62%
    10
    Balloon Ride That Is Tethered To Portable Devises That Move Along The Track
    0.00%
    0
    Stealth Fighters Or Harrier Hover Jets Tethered To Portable Devices That Move Along The Track
    0.00%
    0
    Other / Or... Don't care for any PM ride replacement. I'll just call a cab.
    6.62%
    10
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  • #2
    Re: Projected Tron Theme For PeopleMover Replacement

    The Star Wars Speeder Bike theme was discussed years ago, (before the Rocket Rods went up.) I believe there was actually concept art regarding it, but questions about safety (riding "bikes") killed the idea.
    Originally posted by migo
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    • #3
      Re: Projected Tron Theme For PeopleMover Replacement

      Originally posted by Ride Warrior View Post
      The newest PeopleMover replacement ride rumor being bandied about among bloggers on the net is that it will take on a Tron theme. The rationale is quite understandable. In the near future, Disney will be rereleasing a new video game based on Tron. Moreover, the company will be releasing it's new special effects laden Tron Legacy film (in Disney 3-D, IMAX3-D) on December 17, 2010. Plus, the Tron tunnel of the original PM makes in a mini theme that has already successfully been used.

      Other PM replacement rumblings have projected themes connected with StarWars (Star Speeder racing bikes), the transit systems featured respectfully in WALL-E and the Robinson's. Enclosed egg shaped
      vehicles that swivel and rotate are yet another rumored possibility.

      The ride is expected to debut in 2011 or 2012. What type of a replacement do you hope to see. A poll will soon be up.
      I think that Wall-E would be pretty cool but....

      TRON = EPIC WIN.

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      • #4
        Re: Projected Tron Theme For PeopleMover Replacement

        Why does it have to be another movie tie-in? A transportation system of the future is a perfect theme. Pretty soon, Tomorrowland will become Movieland if it keeps getting all these character tie-ins!!!

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        • #5
          Re: Projected Tron Theme For PeopleMover Replacement

          Well .. they are keeping a pretty tight lip on whatever they may have in mind. I'm hoping for a Peoplemover 2.0

          Same basic principle as before ..... riding at a nice leisurely 6 mph .. but with all new look.

          No toon tie in!
          No live-action film tie in, either.

          Kept family friendly .. with "family friendly" speeds ... giving nice bird's eye view of the land for 15 minutes. Not a minute less than the original!
          MY SIGNATURE:
          Dear Peoplemover Fans, If you want to see a new attraction that at least mimics the 1967 Peoplemover in a future Tomorrowland remodel, you need to write to the powers-that-be, and let them know. If you don't - Then the next time Tomorrowland is remodeled, you will see a land barren of any "Peoplemover" type attraction.

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            • #7
              Re: Projected Tron Theme For PeopleMover Replacement

              Originally posted by Ride Warrior View Post

              The ride is expected to debut in 2011 or 2012. What type of a replacement do you hope to see. A poll will soon be up.
              I think it will be later than that.

              Especially if they decide to do anything near "Rocket Rods" speed ... which will require massive re-work on all 4,000 feet of track ... Not to mention the buildings it passes through .. that will require major retrofitting.

              I'm willing to bet the farm .... a replacement attraction for those tracks will be part of a whole package that includes a remodeled land, from "stem to stern"!
              MY SIGNATURE:
              Dear Peoplemover Fans, If you want to see a new attraction that at least mimics the 1967 Peoplemover in a future Tomorrowland remodel, you need to write to the powers-that-be, and let them know. If you don't - Then the next time Tomorrowland is remodeled, you will see a land barren of any "Peoplemover" type attraction.

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              • #8
                Re: Projected Tron Theme For PeopleMover Replacement

                Originally posted by Bob Weaver View Post
                OH MY GOD .. THAT IS f***ing hysterical !! :lol:
                MY SIGNATURE:
                Dear Peoplemover Fans, If you want to see a new attraction that at least mimics the 1967 Peoplemover in a future Tomorrowland remodel, you need to write to the powers-that-be, and let them know. If you don't - Then the next time Tomorrowland is remodeled, you will see a land barren of any "Peoplemover" type attraction.

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                • #9
                  Re: Projected Tron Theme For PeopleMover Replacement

                  HELLO THERE .....
                  YOU NEED TO FIX SOMETHING THERE IN YOUR POLL.

                  You need to offer the choice of an All New Design of the '67 Original with no movie tie in at all.

                  The way you have it skewed ... you put "other" in the same choice for " I don't care".
                  MY SIGNATURE:
                  Dear Peoplemover Fans, If you want to see a new attraction that at least mimics the 1967 Peoplemover in a future Tomorrowland remodel, you need to write to the powers-that-be, and let them know. If you don't - Then the next time Tomorrowland is remodeled, you will see a land barren of any "Peoplemover" type attraction.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Projected Tron Theme For PeopleMover Replacement

                    >>Enclosed Egg Shaped Vehicles That Swivel and Rotate<<

                    Is this suppose to be based on "The Incredibles" egg shaped peoplemover on the island?
                    MY SIGNATURE:
                    Dear Peoplemover Fans, If you want to see a new attraction that at least mimics the 1967 Peoplemover in a future Tomorrowland remodel, you need to write to the powers-that-be, and let them know. If you don't - Then the next time Tomorrowland is remodeled, you will see a land barren of any "Peoplemover" type attraction.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Projected Tron Theme For PeopleMover Replacement

                      >>Balloon Ride That Is Tethered To Portable Devises That Move Along The Track<<

                      Talking about "UP" ?

                      >>
                      Stealth Fighters Or Harrier Hover Jets Tethered To Portable Devices That Move Along The Track
                      <<

                      What?

                      Your poll needs some work, buddy.
                      MY SIGNATURE:
                      Dear Peoplemover Fans, If you want to see a new attraction that at least mimics the 1967 Peoplemover in a future Tomorrowland remodel, you need to write to the powers-that-be, and let them know. If you don't - Then the next time Tomorrowland is remodeled, you will see a land barren of any "Peoplemover" type attraction.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Projected Tron Theme For PeopleMover Replacement

                        I've been recommending a TRON Lightcycles-themed Vekoma Booster Bike ride for longest time... I'd love a ride like that.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Projected Tron Theme For PeopleMover Replacement

                          Originally posted by Bob Weaver View Post


                          :lmao:

                          Brilliantly orchestrated imagery, Bob. In light of the retooled Small World boats for today's heavier guests, the PM replacement will likely cater to people on "See Food" diets.
                          To Boldly Go Where No MiceChatter Has Gone Before!

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                          • #14
                            Re: Projected Tron Theme For PeopleMover Replacement

                            Originally posted by Ride Warrior View Post
                            Enclosed egg shaped
                            vehicles that swivel and rotate are yet another rumored possibility.

                            The ride is expected to debut in 2011 or 2012. What type of a replacement do you hope to see. A poll will soon be up.
                            I have to go with this one. This style of vehicle is found in The Incredibles. However, they don't swivel/rotate.

                            I actually was thinking of this very same idea the other day. They could swivel/rotate just like BLAB vehicles, EXCEPT in the tunnels where the Imagineers have designed them to be viewed from a certain direction (ie. Space Mountain).

                            I agree that there should be NO, NONE, movie tie-ins at all. With that being said, I do like the PM in the Wall-E movie (not the individual chairs like in the photos that Bob posted). It can be done WITHOUT a movie tie-in as well!

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                            • #15
                              Re: Projected Tron Theme For PeopleMover Replacement

                              Sorry, but I don't think this is a very good poll. How do I vote for a Tron theme without the Light Cycle idea? Your poll is too specific in this regard. Also there's so many choices yet no reference to the original PeopleMover attraction.

                              On a side note, I'm not a fan of the idea of theming the ride to The Incredibles or Wall-E. Seriously. Tomorrowland already has enough Pixar as it is.

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                              • #16
                                Re: Projected Tron Theme For PeopleMover Replacement

                                Tony Baxter wants Lightcycles on the track.

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                                • #17
                                  Re: Projected Tron Theme For PeopleMover Replacement

                                  whack.

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                                  • #18
                                    Re: Projected Tron Theme For PeopleMover Replacement

                                    Originally posted by Tomorrowland_1967 View Post
                                    I think it will be later than that.

                                    Especially if they decide to do anything near "Rocket Rods" speed ... which will require massive re-work on all 4,000 feet of track ... Not to mention the buildings it passes through .. that will require major retrofitting.

                                    I'm willing to bet the farm .... a replacement attraction for those tracks will be part of a whole package that includes a remodeled land, from "stem to stern"!
                                    I agree with you, Tomorrowland, about the inevitable replacement of the entire track system... in the event that a fast ride is installed. The money is the main obstacle... not the time. If Disney does enough mapping out in advance, there's no reason to beleave that it could't be layed out in two or three years from now... the updating of the building tunnels included.

                                    Originally posted by Tomorrowland_1967 View Post
                                    HELLO THERE .....
                                    YOU NEED TO FIX SOMETHING THERE IN YOUR POLL.

                                    You need to offer the choice of an All New Design of the '67 Original with no movie tie in at all.

                                    The way you have it skewed ... you put "other" in the same choice for " I don't care".
                                    It is quite possible that Disney could decide on a non-themed Peopleover 2.0. To tell you the truth, I'm hoping for a WALL-E based version. But, I'll be ecstatic about any replacement that they decide on.

                                    I knew that I could count on an aficianado such as you to bring forth the notion of a themeless StarTours 2.0 much more dramatically and effectively than if I would have placed it in the poll. :thumbup:

                                    Originally posted by Tomorrowland_1967 View Post
                                    >>Enclosed Egg Shaped Vehicles That Swivel and Rotate<<

                                    Is this suppose to be based on "The Incredibles" egg shaped peoplemover on the island?
                                    Eggzactly! Thought that the egg shapped PM option would work well with those that like the Incredibles theme... but I left it themeless for those that don't like their rides based on movies and Pixar.

                                    Originally posted by Tomorrowland_1967 View Post
                                    >>Balloon Ride That Is Tethered To Portable Devises That Move Along The Track<<

                                    Talking about "UP" ?

                                    >>
                                    Stealth Fighters Or Harrier Hover Jets Tethered To Portable Devices That Move Along The Track
                                    <<

                                    What?

                                    Your poll needs some work, buddy.
                                    The ballon notion was actually under consideration at Disneyland Paris several years back... long before Up was even a glimmer in it's parents eyes.

                                    Thought actual military defense attack aircraft might raise the bar as to what park goers consider a thrill ride. :cgrin:

                                    Originally posted by stitchon View Post
                                    I've been recommending a TRON Lightcycles-themed Vekoma Booster Bike ride for longest time... I'd love a ride like that.
                                    TRON Lightcycles are definitely a very real possibility. A ride of this nature would be coolness to the nth power! :thumbup:
                                    Last edited by Ride Warrior; 11-29-2009, 11:02 PM.
                                    To Boldly Go Where No MiceChatter Has Gone Before!

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                                    • #19
                                      Re: Projected Tron Theme For PeopleMover Replacement

                                      Originally posted by disney-fan-reborn View Post
                                      I have to go with this one. This style of vehicle is found in The Incredibles. However, they don't swivel/rotate.

                                      I actually was thinking of this very same idea the other day. They could swivel/rotate just like BLAB vehicles, EXCEPT in the tunnels where the Imagineers have designed them to be viewed from a certain direction (ie. Space Mountain).

                                      I agree that there should be NO, NONE, movie tie-ins at all. With that being said, I do like the PM in the Wall-E movie (not the individual chairs like in the photos that Bob posted). It can be done WITHOUT a movie tie-in as well!
                                      Like your ideas on how to carry out the enclosed tilting/swiveling/rotating egg shaped vehicle idea. The Imagineers would need to design the cars so that they follow a controled motion pattern in the tunnels. Very good point, disney-fan-reborn.

                                      Somehow, I agree with you too that the ride would be so much cooler without an overt tie-in to the Incredibles... although I would still be fine with an Incredibles theme... especially if an Elastigirl face character sat next to me on the ride. )
                                      To Boldly Go Where No MiceChatter Has Gone Before!

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                                      • #20
                                        Re: Projected Tron Theme For PeopleMover Replacement

                                        I'd like PM 2.0 to be an envelope-pushing prototype of a future urban transit system.

                                        If it HAS to have a movie-based theme (per Rich Ross), I like Wall-E best of the Disney alternatives. Personally, I thought TRON was a lame movie, despite its innovative look and its use of embryonic technology.

                                        As an aside, Disney has a generally weak catalog of science fiction films. That might bode well for the "no movie tie-ins" camp as TL gets re-invented. OR, it might bode poorly for TL ever getting reinvented...

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