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Canopy is going up.





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Pokemaniac

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I've been waiting for that update for a while. It's kind of a strange year when the construction thread for the biggest coaster ever built at the world's most visited park goes for seven and a half months without an update.
 

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I've been waiting for that update for a while. It's kind of a strange year when the construction thread for the biggest coaster ever built at the world's most visited park goes for seven and a half months without an update.
It's also just a clone, though... :p

I suspect it's a combination of things - lots on 'unseen' progress (indoors or otherwise hidden from view), generally lower footfall through the parks, Velocicoaster and Iron Gwazi stealing more of the limelight. Construction forum seems slow all round, quite frankly.
 

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I suspect it's a combination of things - lots on 'unseen' progress (indoors or otherwise hidden from view), generally lower footfall through the parks, Velocicoaster and Iron Gwazi stealing more of the limelight. Construction forum seems slow all round, quite frankly.
Yes indeed. At least this has got a little more attention than the biggest coaster ever built at the world's seventh-most visited park across the road, though. That thread hasn't seen an update for nearly a year, probably because all the same reasons are present to an even greater degree.
 

Ethan

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Oh not sure if it's been said here but word is that Tron has been pushed back from Summer 2021 to early 2022. Cosmic Rewind pushed back from late 2021 to Epcot's 40th anniversary in October 2022.
 

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Oh not sure if it's been said here but word is that Tron has been pushed back from Summer 2021 to early 2022. Cosmic Rewind pushed back from late 2021 to Epcot's 40th anniversary in October 2022.
Never like being "that guy", but do you have a source for this?

It actually sounds very plausible, but then with the state of things at the moment I don't trust any sort of planned opening date that takes the format 202#... :p
 

Ethan

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Never like being "that guy", but do you have a source for this?

It actually sounds very plausible, but then with the state of things at the moment I don't trust any sort of planned opening date that takes the format 202#... :p
Honestly it's just what many articles/videos are saying, so it could be bollocks, it's just what the rumours are saying at this moment!
 

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Honestly it's just what many articles/videos are saying, so it could be bollocks, it's just what the rumours are saying at this moment!
Could be a classic case of one person making something up, then two other sites reporting on it, then another site referencing those two sites and a video by the originator citing the other three sites. The rumor mill can be mighty effective!

Then again, it could also just be true. :D
 

Ethan

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Indeed! To be fair I imagine things will be delayed substantially, given how badly Disney seems to be doing at the moment and that construction slowed as much as it did. Whether or not it'll be delayed to the extent of the rumours, I have no clue at all, but I wouldn't be surprised!

Great start for Mr Chapek isn't it...
 

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Some great pics from mousesteps, follow the link at the bottom to see more:

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Gezzz this bit will hurt 😉

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Shame this has been pushed back as it’s one of the coasters I’m most excited for.

 
I'm more excited about riding this than probably any other Disney coaster I've not done yet including the indoor Guardians of the Galaxy thing and Expedition Everest.
Aesthetically Tron looks awesome. I really liked the Legacy movie for its visuals and music.
Wish Disney had built this in Paris too as part of the new investment. Marvel in theme parks somewhat bores me as I guess it is far more about characters than just visiting a certain out of this world type of place.

I'm all for more Vekoma bike coasters in general, whether they are heavily themed or not. I think they are pretty sweet based on Booster Bike.

Hopefully will be able to get to Florida for the first time in 2023-ish. Doubt it will be sooner.
 
What do we think early 22? Before June at least?

Not that I have a trip planned for then and therefore have a specific motive for being hopeful or anything...
The 50th anniversary runs for 18 months starting October 1st. Hopefully they are aiming to have it running over the majority of that period already.
Maybe early March or early April 2022 is feasible? Would be surprised if it weren't ready for the summer months 2022.

Doubt I can get there before early 2023, hopefully still catching the latter part of the celebrations.
 
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