Rumor StatusBlue Sky
There are several rumors circulating about changes coming to Tomorrowland. Changes could involve concept and name changes, new attractions or simply a general freshening of the area.
One rumor points to the Comic Book versions of Dreamfinder and Figment being represented as walk around characters in Tomorrowland. Another points to a Tron attraction that may or may not be the coaster from Shanghai Disneyland. An additional part of this may be a name change from Tomorrowland to Discoveryland.
We are considering any changes to Tomorrowland as Blue Sky at this point, and we are tracking several individual Blue Sky rumors as well:
April 24, 2017: Disney introduced a new "interactive robot" called iCan in Tomorrowland. The robot is staffed by a cast member and features video screens on his chest and forearm. The robot movesaround on wheels and will talk with guests.
The voice is slightly digitized, but otherwise iCan does not appear to have scripted responses like Mickey, instead he is capable of normal interaction.
It is unknown if this is a limited engagement test, or if iCan will be a permanent addition to Tomorrowland.
April 8, 2017: @CarouselOf on Twitter is reporting the following changes coming to Tomorrowland:
- 3 or 4 new attractions
- A Tron attraction that will not be the coaster from Shanghai
- New Area Lighting
- New background Music
March 19, 2017: On Episode 123 of the Unofficial Guide's Disney Dish Podcast with Jim Hill, Jim and Len discuss the possibility of the Tron Coaster from Shanghai Disneyland replacing the Tomorrowland Speedway. This would be done for the 50th Anniversary of the park in 2021 and largely be contingent on the success of Tron 3, should it get made.
March 18, 2017: WDWMagic.com user WDW1974 is reporting that for the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World, Disney is looking to add 50 "Magical Enhancements" for the 50th Anniversary. The 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World is October 1, 2021 and one of the rumored enhancements wasa new final scene for Carousel of Progress as well as additional enhancements to the attraction.
January 26, 2017: WDWMagic.com user marni1971 has reported that there are several proposals for changing the Tomorrowland Speedway but none of them have been finalized.
- Overhaul and overlay the existing attraction
- Radically alter and overlay the concept but change it.
- Radically alter and overlay the concept but change it as part of a bigger project
- Fully remove the existing attraction for something new
October 21, 2016: @CarouselOf on Twitter is reporting that Tomorrowland will be renamed to Discoveryland.
October 9, 2016: @CarouselOf on Twitter is reporting that Tomorrowland may soon see a name change.
August 14, 2016: On Episode 108 of the Unofficial Guide's Disney Dish podcast, Jim Hill explained that the Imagination! Pavilion could be rethemed to Inside Out. Additionally, he indicated that Disney is also considering putting the steam punk versions of Dreamfinder and Figment from the comic books into Tomorrowland. In a follow up message on Twitter, @JimHillMedia explained that Dreamfinder and Figment would likely appear as walk around characters instead of in their own attraction.