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  • Predict when WDW's TRON coaster will open.

    So Disney is short on cash and will not or cannot prioritize completing an attraction, even though it will attract millions of guests & bring in a lot of cash the moment it opens.

    This is not the thread to debate if Disney cheaped out by not improving the one flaw of this ride that disappoints some riders in Shanghai. (It's only 2 minutes long.)
    Nor is this the place to debate if the original film (58 Metacritic score) and its sequel (49 on Metacritic) are over-rated.

    No, this is where you guesstimate when it'll open. Maybe check out updated construction photos if you think Disney will open this in January of 2021. They still appear to have a lot of work to do.
    January of 2021 because that's the smartest way to soon bring in guests & their $.
    February, March, April or May of 2021. YAY! Disney rules!
    June, July, or August of 2021. (Still smart if it's early in the summer.)
    September or October of 2021 to kick off the 50th Anniversary.
    November or December of 2021 because they'll screw this up.
    January, February, March, April, or May of 2022. Sigh.
    Summer of 2022. Did U think Admiral Joe Fowler was still watching over construction?!
    September of 2022 or later because I've lost all faith in humanity.

    The poll is expired.

    Last edited by jcruise86; 10-30-2020, 02:26 PM. Reason: I made the poll close much earlier because new information will give late voters an advantage.

  • #2
    I'm changing this post because it became outdated.

    WOW, Darth Scottie's post below (2 posts down) is depressing! Like Darth, I hope 2022 is incorrect. If it's true, I wish Universal or the Oriental Land Co. would buy Walt Disney World. They seem to know more about Walt Disney the risk taker obsessed with creating things that are outstanding & original. If Tron opens in or before early June of 2021, I'll apologize for this post if I remember.

    Imagine any of Disney's leaders of the last 25 years mortgaging their home or vacation home & altering their personal insurance to help make an animated film (like Show White) or a park (Disneyland) a reality.
    Last edited by jcruise86; 09-15-2020, 06:39 PM.


    • #3
      on the 50th anniversary!!!!
      These are some of my favorite TRs I have posted

      DL 55th BDAY trip report
      My company had a special night at the park
      WdW trip report with WWoHP
      NYE 2011 trip report
      Mice Chat 7th anniversary
      Leap year 24 hour report
      New DCA trip report
      NYE 2012
      HKDL trip report


      • #4
        I heard on the news 2022. Hopefully that's fake news lol.
        My wife is the rebel spy.


        • #5
          Disney, if you build it (& open it!) they will come!
          Last edited by jcruise86; 10-01-2020, 11:35 AM.


          • #6
            Maybe our Ameri-Tron coaster will get more enthusiastic attention once the Ratatouille attraction opens at EPCOT.

            Here's a new vlog--with a Tron update starting at 7:23.
            Last edited by jcruise86; 10-16-2020, 07:21 PM.


            • #7
              I think closer to Oct 2021. What's left is the canopy and the walkways and landscaping for the most part.


              • #8
                There are multiple reports today on the always reliable internet (HA!) that the Tron Coaster will not be completed by the start of the 50th celebration in Oct. of 2021.

                UPDATING THIS ON OCT. 28: so the "word on the street" news from last week might mean that Darth Scottie was right.
                Note to self: pay attention to Darth Scottie's future predictions.
                Last edited by jcruise86; 10-28-2020, 08:04 PM.


                • #9
                  Originally posted by jcruise86 View Post
                  There are multiple reports today on the always reliable internet (HA!) that the Tron Coaster will not be completed by the start of the 50th celebration in Oct. of 2021.
                  Yes, quoting myself, because the Magic Kingdom Tron coaster delay has inspired me to put off our WDW trip till 2022.
                  A little sad cancelling the 2021 Universal & WDW reservations, but the 50th will be in full swing in 2022 when things should be safer.

                  Last edited by jcruise86; 01-09-2021, 11:42 AM.


                  • #10
                    This was article linked below was pretty typical of the delayed Tron Coaster news that came out last month ago (October).


                    I think this is one of the new attractions people are most looking forward to, and that Bob is making a mistake in not finishing this as quickly as can safely be done. Even if the parks' capacity is still limited by Covid19 in the summer of 2021, increased demand of potential park goers could increase the spending of guests that do come to ride it.

                    Hopefully most Americans will be vaccinated before July, so Walt Disney World might still be able to go big -- or at least bigger -- late in the summer of 2021.
                    Last edited by jcruise86; 01-09-2021, 11:42 AM.


                    • #11
                      Hey, at least 12 year old me was right when I said I wanted a Tron ride for the Magic Kingdom. Thank God they didn't go with my stupid idea (a Snow White's Adventures 1971 style ride with Sark trying to kill you... really?! Tron's cultural impact was way different than Snow White's.) I have way better ideas now.


                      • #12
                        I think of Disney's CEO as "Slow Bob" Chapek because he's playing it safe & taking too long to finish & open attractions.
                        He makes me appreciate Universal. Delaying Ratatouille till October is is particularly weak because if could've opened already.

                        While I'm ranting, it was also stupid of Slow Bob to promise things for Galaxy's Edge (at D23) that were later cut out.
                        Overdeliver & SURPASS the expectations you've created. Don't overpromise & then disappoint Disney's most enthusiastic fans.
                        Last edited by jcruise86; 03-11-2021, 08:52 PM.


                        • #13
                          I could see this Christmas to Spring 2022. I think Fall is out, as the Ratatouille Ride is not even opening until October.
                          "...but life without cake is no life at all"
                          -Lysithea von Ordelia, Fire Emblem: Three Houses

                          Disneyland: 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2015, 2020, 2023
                          WDW: 2006
                          Universal Hollywood: 1998, 2007, 2023


                          • #14
                            (This is similar to a post I shared in the Universal section, but hell hath no fury like a "grown up" Disney freak informed that a ride will be delayed, thus I feel a need to address the nation here as well. Thank you for putting up with me! Micechat is where I let my freak flag fly.)

                            Tron is taking forever at WDW, despite that it's a cloned attraction.

                            And Ratatouille, another cloned attraction, could've opened in EPCOT months ago, but it won't open till October.

                            Is it just me, or does Universal open its attractions more quickly & intelligently than Disney does?

                            (I'm just referring to Disney's American resorts, though Disneyland Paris took way too long to refurb Phantom Manor
                            a few years ago

                            When Disney opened Galaxy's Edge in Disneyland, it lacked features that "Slow Bob" had boasted about that fans then expected. Fans were later disappointed when they weren't delivered.

                            Universal, in contrast, seemed to almost deny that the potentially cool raptor coaster at Universal Orlando was even being built (wink wink nudge nudge) despite that there were big freakin' coaster hills guests could see.

                            If I hear reports that WDW is phoning it in, cutting more perks, and not addressing
                            miserable over-crowding, inconvenience, & overpricing,**
                            for examples

                            -- restaurant reservations SIX months in advance?! (PLEASE, DO NOT BRING THAT BACK!) That makes planning a trip to Disney World much more onerous in my opinion that visiting Europe.

                            -- Ride reservations three months in advance?!

                            -- Resort parking fees,

                            --$10 per person restaurant cancellation fees,

                            --slow & insufficient busses making more stops than a bus crossing downtown Detroit,

                            --no more Magical Express, etc.

                            then I'll put off my next Florida visit till 2024 through 2028
                            and it will be mainly to visit Universal's Halloween Horror Nights, and maybe spend 3 nights at WDW.

                            ** Footnote! Correct, if guests are willing to pay any shocking price that Disney charges, one could argue that it is by definition not overpriced IN THE SHORT RUN. But charging as much as possible for many things could hurt the brand in the long run.
                            Last edited by jcruise86; 03-25-2021, 10:50 AM.


                            • #15
                              I thought this video was pretty awesome! They must have been thrilled when it stopped right in front of Tron & were told to be seated by that great voice from the 1970s.
                              Check out our YouTube show MouseSteps Weekly: is a TRON Lightcycle Run update from March 30th, 2...


                              • #16
                                Originally posted by jcruise86 View Post

                                Yes, quoting myself, because the Magic Kingdom Tron coaster delay has inspired me to put off our WDW trip till 2022.
                                A little sad cancelling the 2021 Universal & WDW reservations, but the 50th will be in full swing in 2022 when things should be safer.
                                And over a year later I cancelled our August 2022 reservation at the AKL.
                                MAYBE we'll go to WDW in the summer of 2023, and -- if not -- I might make one last or second last trip to WDW as part of a trip to Universal Orlando's excellent Horror Nights & maybe Epic Universe if the (classic?) monster attraction rivals Disney's great Haunted Mansions.

                                (I went to WDW about 20 times in its first 25 years, and was impressed by many things in Eisner's first decade, but with some wonderful exceptions, Disney had been getting more over-priced & less impressive in recent years.)


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