Rocket Rods

Location: Tomorrowland, on the old People Mover track
Year Opened: 1998
Crowds: Horribly long, in a poorly themed queue.
Description: Shoot around at up to 35mph (yeah for like half a second) around Tomorrowland in this futuristic sled-like vehicles. Hey, they can even wheelie (well, sort of)
Jeff's Review:
Oh, they could've been so much more! The biggest disappointment of New Tomorrowland. They're fun, but not up to Disney standards. I wouldn't wait more than 45 minutes. See my opening day trip report for more comments on the Rods.

The Rocket Rods closed forever in 2001.

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The now deserted Rods building
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The sign on the opposite side got cut from the budget. Kind of the story of the Rocket Rods.
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Three shots from in the queue.
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Sorry these are so crappy.
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Numerous shots of the Rods in action
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Quite possibly the only neon Rocket Rod there was. This feature got cut from the budget as well.
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Closer looks at the very cool Rocket Rod vehicles. I still want one in my living room.
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Shots taken during construction.
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Classic spy photo during testing in Jan. 1998.
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