BREAKING: Walt Disney World Railroad, Tomorrowland Speedway Temporarily Closing to Accommodate TRON Lightcycle Coaster Construction at the Magic Kingdom
Last summer, Disney unveiled plans (well, we here at WDWNT kind of did) for the Tron roller coaster attraction being added in Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom Park. Today, Disney is sharing a first look at a new Tron-themed billboard at Magic Kingdom Park that’s now visible from Storybook Circus:
The new attraction will occupy an entirely new area next to Space Mountain behind the Railroad tracks, and now, as Disney prepares to welcome Tron into the park, a few modifications will be made to nearby attractions as construction kicks into gear.
First, the Walt Disney World Railroad will temporarily cease motion and park at the Main Street Station starting in December 2018, taking a break from its grand-circle tours of Magic Kingdom Park. During this time, guests will be able to get an up-close look at the railroad and take advantage of one-of-a-kind photo opportunities, similar to what was done at Disneyland while Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge was being initially constructed:
The Tomorrowland Speedway will close for a portion of 2019, as the attraction’s track is adjusted. It will reopen as the same attraction in the summer of 2019.
Magic Kingdom’s Tron attraction, which is set to debut in time for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary in 2021, is based on TRON Lightcycle Power Run at Shanghai Disneyland. This coaster-style attraction allows riders to board a train of two-wheeled Lightcycles for a thrilling race through the digital frontier. TRON Lightcycle Power Run debuted on Shanghai Disneyland’s opening day and quickly became the highest-rated attraction at the park.