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With Monsters, Inc. and Tron related films on the horizon for Disney, its theme parks arm is seriously considering new lands that will capitalize on both franchises.

News of the two new areas at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California came by way of Al Lutz, a very trusted (and always accurate) source for Disneyland news.

‘Monsters, Inc.’-themed land

Writing on his blog at MiceChat, Lutz says that the Monsters, Inc.-themed land is being considered for Disney’s California Adventure park in the area where a Monsters ride already sits. This new land will still make use of the existing ride but add a coaster which allows guests to experience the fast-paced door-to-door chase you see at the end of the 2003 animated Pixar film.

The decision to work on a Monsters, Inc. land came in the wake of California Adventure’s successful Cars Land, which has helped boost the park’s visitor numbers.

‘Tron’-themed land

Disneyland, which sits directly across from California Adventure and was the first ever park built by Walt Disney, is looking to make upgrades as well. Its next big project may just be a Tron-themed land. The idea is to build a “Tron themed speeder bike ride using much of the old PeopleMover route,” says Lutz. “This is an idea that has been thrown around in the past, but in recent months it’s gained serious steam and is quickly nearing a green light from Burbank.”

Not only would this help the park boost rider capacity, but it would also offer “an aesthetic reskin to Tomorrowland and create a more modern and sleeker version of the circa 1967-77 buildings there,” says Lutz.

Both of these new lands appear to be in latter stages of planning, meaning that they could be greenlit sometime this year.

The Monsters, Inc. prequel Monsters University opens in theaters this June, while Tron 3 is rumored to be in the works for a 2014 or 2015 debut.

  • kat

    Tron 3? What about Tron 2? Or was the 1980 one 1 and the most recent one 2?

    • Plat

      Obviously

  • Mand1591

    The new monster’s inc ride sounds like the greatest ride, ive been saying that forever

    • http://www.facebook.com/sachanasr Sacha Nasr

      That was my first thought when seeing that scene, I felt an adrenaline rush just watching that door chase! I hope it’s a dangling roller coaster.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sachanasr Sacha Nasr

    But I love the “60s’ version of the future” aesthetic of Tomorrowland! :(

  • Disney Imagineer

    I really hope Disney drops the Tron idea for tomorrowland. With the acquisition of Star Wars I would hope some serious Star Wars projects in the works would be green lighted instead.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=515348470 Stephanie Godfrey

    Ok I thought they meant an actual Tronland and I was thinking, no way. A ride where the People Mover is would be alright. Its gonna take a while since the actual track for the People Mover doesn’t meet todays fire codes. I say they also work on the congestion in Tomorrowland by Star Tours and Buzz Lightyear. Its worse there then in Adventureland, and it gets pretty freaking bad there.

    I do like the sound of the Monsters Inc coaster. That would be so much fun.

  • Ande Anderson

    I don’t know why they haven’t made a Monsters Inc. doors ride already. It’s right there in the movie, all set up for a rollercoaster. Everyone would love it.

  • Plat

    Omg I always dreamed of there being a roller-coaster of the door factory scene, ever since I first saw the movie, and now there might be!

  • Plat

    Well the Monsters Inc one is a land, the Tron one is just a ride.

  • Effielova

    Andrew, Al Lutz is not a trustworthy columnist and has been calling for a tron coaster since 2009. The monsters inc. Coaster is planned for Disney Worlds Hollywood Studios but at this time is only a rumor. Posting responses to his ideas on such a trustworthy site looks bad.

    • F.S.

      Agreed.

    • http://www.hypable.com/ Andrew Sims

      As someone who’s been reading him for a couple years, I don’t doubt his information. There’ve been countless times where he’s been correct about Disneyland insider knowledge.

  • Kristine

    Monster’s, Inc.: YES. Tron: NO. I’ve always thought they should make it a Wall-E ride, considering how popular a film it is. Have the chairs as seats and go through the film or something. It’s completely Disney while Tron doesn’t really fit.

  • F.S.

    “(and always accurate)”

    Not true.

  • http://twitter.com/tiffanyblair84 Tiffany Blair

    Monsters Inc was released in 2001…2003 qas Finding Nemo.

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