Tomorrowland Speedway Redesign by Guest Blogger Michelle Perkins

Tomorrowland Speedway

This week the Tomorrowland Speedway closed for a refurbishment to make way for a new attraction in the Magic Kingdom, Tron.  Some love this ride, some hate this ride, and some are indifferent about this ride.  I actually love the Tomorrowland Speedway.  It was one of the first rides that I went on when I came for my first Disney trip back in 1993 with my grandparents.  I was a freshman in high school and I remember thinking it was so neat that I could drive.  It usually has a wait time, and it’s a decent length attraction.  When Magic Kingdom first opened in 1971 the ride was named the Grand Prix Raceway.  That name stuck until 1994 when the ride was re-themed and changed to the Tomorrowland Indy Speedway.  In 2009 the Indy part of the name was dropped.  Now this ride is about to get another big change.  In order to make way for Tron (#trondirt) they need to shorten the track.

Now I know this sounds like not a huge deal (hey the ride is staying), but some might think it may not be worth riding now since it will be shorter.  I for one am excited to see how it turns out.  I don’t mind change when its only minor that is.  It is exciting to see how Disney reimagines things sometimes.  In order to make way for something new we have to change and modify something we already have.  The Tomorrowland Speedway, is slated to reopen sometime in May.  Tron is not set to open until much later in 2021 in time for the 50thanniversary.  What do you guys think? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!

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