There are new rumors circling that Walt Disney World’s Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom will finally get the updates it needs, and it includes the updates that go beyond the addition of the TRON Lightcycle Power Run roller coaster.
While Disney’s TRON coaster is expected to be completed by late 2020 or early 2021, rumors reported by the Orlando Weekly from an insider suggest that more updates are on the way and we can see Tomorrowland under some level of construction well into the 2020s.
Here are the top three rumors we hope turn out to be true. Keep in mind that none of these have been confirmed by Disney — this article is merely speculation and hopes for the future of Tomorrowland. We will share any news regarding Tomorrowland as soon as Disney officially announces it.
Space Mountain’s Makeover
Yes, rumor has it Disney World’s iconic Space Mountain will get a multi-year refurbishment after Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. The closure is rumored to begin either in late 2022 or early 2023–after the year-long 50th Anniversary Celebration–and remain closed until the middle of the decade. The refurb is currently rumored to feature in-car audio, upgraded special effects, and a plethora of safety improvements.
Hopefully, after 2025 we will be saying jokes like “Some of y’all never had to risk decapitation on Space Mountain, and it really shows.”
The Space Mountain attraction at Disneyland dawned overlays such as the Star Wars-themed “Hyperspace Mountain,” but there is no word if overlays such as that will be installed in Walt Disney World’s version. The coaster track in Disneyland is also better designed to incorporate those overlays.
Final Closure of Stitch’s Great Escape
Stitch’s Great Escape could finally close. This thrilling attraction was an IP rescue mission to save Disney World’s struggling–and honestly inappropriately placed–attraction Extra-Terror-estrial Encounter. There is no word yet on what will take its place or if the attraction will resume more normal operating hours. But we would be glad to finally see it go and we are hopeful that the next attraction will be a hit.
Continued Tomorrowland Redesign
Yes, the Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland will continue to undergo a subtle redesign. It will continue to revert back to its original mid-century space-age styling and slowly cycle out the aesthetic added back in 1994, something that we have noticed lately as the Purple Wall and Tomorrowland entrance sign have gotten tune-ups.
Major improvements began with the main signage, and it has since been a slow evolution with paint and small props. We are hoping major styling refurbishments are on the way, especially for Cosmic Rays. Not only does it need to be bigger, but Sonny Eclipse could do with some R&R and a new setlist.
Other hopes and dreams for Tomorrowland
Of course there are some other hopes and dreams we have for Tomorrowland that the rumors don’t necessarily cover. These include a proper refurbishment and upgrade for the Carousel of Progress, the Tomorrowland Speedway, . Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin could use some love too. But there’s good reason to believe that after TRON coaster is complete, all of our favorite Tomorrowland attractions will receive their love in due time.
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