Tomorrowland Speedway takes on new paint scheme, slightly altered layout ahead of reopening

The Tomorrowland Speedway at the Magic Kingdom has seen a few changes ahead of its scheduled reopening on May 18, 2019. Most notably was a track adjustment that was expected to make some additional room for the construction of the brand new TRON coaster that’s set to open by 2021. The slightly altered route, along with a new paint scheme, appears to be almost ready for guests.

Let’s talk about that layout first. The photos here, provided by WDWTraveler, show that the new portion of the track already has concrete and the guard rails have already been installed for the cars. The actual layout change appears to be incredibly minor, as the new route closely mimics the one found prior to construction.

Photo via @WDWTraveler

The paint scheme, shown in the photo at the top of the page, has transformed the loading area for the attraction with black and teal (or is it aqua?) paint. That color scheme more resembles the overall look and feel that the TRON coaster will bring to the area. It’s also more in line with the many pastel colors that have been recently added to Tomorrowland through various painting projects.

While the overall changes to the Tomorrowland Speedway appear to be minor, rumors have suggested that more changes could be in its future. The belief is that additional work will overhaul the Tomorrowland Speedway to bring its theme more in line with the neighboring TRON attraction. While none of those rumors have been officially confirmed at this time, it may not make much sense to have loud and dated gasoline-powered cars motoring past the futuristic TRON ride.

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