Above, SDL Tomorrowland during its construction, and below the Tomorrowland sign - which most probably will be placed at the entrance of the land - during its making.
We'll start by the first ride that SDL guets will see when they will enter the land, and it's the Jet Pack ride! Below, SDL Imagineers testing the ride in WDI "virtual room".
A picture showing Tomorrowland construction site, with the Jet Packs ride in the foreground.
Below, a close shot on the giant sphere at the center of the ride. On Jet Packs, "guests will become sky pilots, taking off on transportation of the future. Strapped into individual Jet Packs and with legs dangling, pilots will enjoy the thrill and wonder of flying. At the center of the attraction, the energy sphere will spin faster and faster as the ride progresses. Guests will be able to control how high their Jet Pack goes and, the higher they go, the more the vehicles will pitch forward. From their sky-high vantage point, pilots will have a breathtaking view of Tomorrowland and the rest of Shanghai Disneyland."
SDL Tomorrowland will have a Buzz Lightyear ride, titled "Buzz Lightyear Planet Rescue" and it will be one with a totally different storyline, in which SDL guests will fight Zurg robot, and enter in "Emperor Zurg Lair". Here is the official description of the ride:
Guests will join a mission to help save the day on Buzz Lightyear Planet Rescue, an interactive adventure inspired by the DisneyžPixar Toy Story films. The immersive, new storyline combined with a new, interactive targeting system will make this one of the most engaging attractions at a Disney park. The attraction features cosmic visuals, animated targets, LED screens and real-time feedback from the targeting system. As the story goes, the Evil Emperor Zurg is threatening to destroy the home planet of the Aliens. Buzz Lightyear calls out for more Space Rangers and park guests become his newest Star Command recruits, boarding their own spaceships and shooting on-board blasters with individualized colors. For every target hit, guests rise higher in the ranks of Buzz Lightyear’s elite squadron.
We have some new visuals for it, the first one below being again a virtual experience of the ride for SDL Imagineers.
This next shot shows most probably Zurg'Lair. Watch the element in the foreground...
As in real it will be the giant prop below which may be Zurg deadly weapon to destroy planets...
On the next pictures, all the show team of SDL Imagineers and workers who worked on the ride all together for a souvenir picture inside Zurg Lair decor on completion day, July 2015.
Let's move to TRON Lightcycles Power Run as we have fantastic pics of its construction!
Interesting picture of the Tron coaster track not yet surrounded by the walls and ceiling of the show building.
The ride team all together for a souvenir picture, surrounding "the last piece of track".
Another show team souvenir picture in front of the outdoor part of the track before the "Tron Cover" was built.
Two more souvenir pictures of the show team in front of "Tron Cover".
Creating and checking a Tron Lightcycles decor element...
May be one which will be placed in this part of the ride which looks like the boarding room...
...or may be it will be for this sequence...
Some shots from the virtual film...
And a picture of SDL Imagineers testing the ride "virtually"...
Another picture of the show team this time surrounding a Tron Lightcycles train!
We're not done yet as there is more to see about the Star Wars Launch Bay and Marvel Universe which have been added to Tomorrowland.
In Star Wars Launch Bay, "guests will meet heroes and villains of the saga, visit iconic intergalactic set-pieces, view props and memorabilia from the most recent Episode, and be immersed in the Skywalker story through a state-of-the-art cinematic experience."
Marvel Universe will be located near the entry to Tomorrowland, and guests "will have an exciting opportunity to encounter some of the popular Marvel heroes and their super-powered tech. Guests will attend a multimedia mission briefing on the thrilling world of Marvel, get up-close with some of their favorite Marvel heroes and learn to draw some of the characters, just like a real comic book artist".
And it's with this shot showing the Marvel Universe shop that will end this SDL Tomorrowland article. All the pictures you've seen in this two parts article are enhanced screen captures from a movie which was shown at D23 and filmed by Mouse Steps whom i can't thanks enough. Here is the full video which i'm sure you will enjoy a lot!
Pictures and video: copyright Disney - Shendi