The Iron Man Tech: Presented by Stark Industries exhibit at Disneyland's Innoventions building.

The Iron Man Tech: Presented by Stark Industries exhibit at Disneyland's Innoventions building. (Disney)

It seems like a fairly foregone conclusion at this point that a LightCycle ride will be part of Shanghai Disneyland on opening day - although Disney has been decidedly tight-lipped about plans for the new Chinese park.

That has naturally led to speculation about a Tron-themed Vekoma Motorbike coaster on the old PeopleMover/Rocket Rods track at Disneyland. I would have to imagine the same problems that plagued Rocket Rods would have to be addressed before a LightCycle coaster was ever added to the elevated track.


The heartfelt Pixar film about a trash-compacting robot in the distant future of 2805 seems like a natural fit for Tomorrowland without the worry of a troublesome expiration date.

Not too long ago the rumor mill churned out a gem of an idea for a Wall-E dark ride at the Magic Kingdom's Tomorrowland in Florida. A carbon copy would fit nicely in any number of spaces at Disneyland.

For now, all these ideas remain pipe dreams and pure speculation until Disneyland makes an official announcement about the fate of Tomorrowland and sticks a shovel in the ground. A project as massive as a reimagined land could take years to execute and might happen all at once, in phases or not at all. Until then, we can only wait and wonder what the future holds for the New New New Tomorrowland.

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