Tomorrowland Speedway closing for 5 months to re-route track around Tron

Oct 04, 2018 in "Tomorrowland Speedway"

The Tomorrowland Speedway will be closing early in the new year to begin the re-routing of track to make way for the addition of the Tron coaster.

Current plans call for the ride to close on January 2 2019 through to May 17, with a reopening to guests on May 18 2019. Disney has said it will open as the same ride, but with adjusted track.

The Walt Disney World Railroad will also temporarily take up residence at the Main Street Station starting in December 2018, pausing its grand-circle tours of Magic Kingdom Park. During this time, you will be able to get an up-close look at the railroad and take advantage of one-of-a-kind photo opportunities.

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Article Posted: Oct 04, 2018 / 8:28am ET
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MisterPenguinSep 06, 2020

The_JobuFeb 28, 2020

danlb_2000Feb 28, 2020

The track replacement project is separate from the Tron project which is what will hold up the re-opening.

The_JobuFeb 28, 2020

wow, they're laying track already? Does this mean they're ahead of schedule?

Monorail_Red_77Feb 27, 2020

Yes, you can steer but like others have mentioned. Lots of play in the steering and it is hard to really steer much. If, my kids are steering forget about it. back and forth hard hits against the rail all the way around the track. If I steer I can keep the rail fairly centered.

JoeCamelFeb 27, 2020

Used to be able to steer at full lock but there is so much slop in the steering you only crash from side to side on the guide rail now.

StarshipDisneyFeb 26, 2020

Don't mean to hijack the thread, but this is something I have really wanted to ask about. I am pretty sure that you cannot steer the cars on the Tomorrowland Speedway at all. I recall the last time I rode it (and maybe I just had a bad car) I tried to steer it myself and you could turn the steering wheel to the right or left as many times as you wanted and there were no stops. The wheel did not seem to have any level of positive control at all. We just rode around bumping the guide rail at every turn. Has anyone found different? Is it even possible on this ride to traverse the course and never hit the guide rail?

optjayFeb 26, 2020

does not appear the tracks have been ballasted yet or tamped.

DisAlFeb 26, 2020

Maybe it is just distortion in the photo but it sure looks like there is a slight dip in the track between the light / generator trailer and where the two men are standing on the track. (Second photo)

Captain BarbossaFeb 26, 2020

Glad to see something on the rails again, even if it is just the speeder.

MisterPenguinFeb 13, 2020


aladdin2007Feb 13, 2020

I agree with you, would sure be nice, but have a feeling it wont have a darn thing. Thats management today.

N2druFeb 13, 2020

Question...since we know the WDW Railroad will travel thru a tunnel between FL station and SM, any ideas on what will be included in that tunnel? Projections, an AA scene, lightshow, anything? Anyone have any thoughts/ideas? I personally feel this is WDW's opportunity to add something climatic to the RR, maybe not on the scale of DL's Primeval World/GC diorama but something that wows before that last chug into MS. What do you think?