You Can Finally Ride a Tron Lightcycle ... at Disneyland Shanghai (VIDEO)
The park will be "authentically Disney and distinctly Chinese," Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger said
Disneyland has released some details about its newest theme park, Shanghai Disneyland (the company’s first in mainland China), set to open in 2016.
Among the $5.5 billion, 1.5-square-mile park’s proposed attractions are the “tallest, largest and most interactive castle at any Disney theme park,” and Tomorrowland. Tomorrowland will host the Tron Lightcycle Power Run coaster, and a Buzz Lightyear-themed ride. Star Wars and Marvel Universe “experiences” add to the park’s stable.
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At a Tuesday event in Shanghai, Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger said the resort would be both “authentically Disney and distinctly Chinese,” and would focus on the country’s “incredibly rich heritage.”
According to The New York Times, China approved the new attraction only on the condition that Disney promise the country it would acknowledge Chinese culture and history. We’ll find out where exactly Tron fits into that later, we suppose.