PHOTOS: TRON Coaster Construction Update at the Magic Kingdom – 4/25/19 (Foundation Outlined, Supports Underway, ETC.)

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The upcoming Tron roller coaster at Magic Kingdom (or as it’s known in Shanghai, “Tron Lightcycle Power Run”) is a massive undertaking that won’t be finished until 2021 at the earliest. Looking at the size of the construction site, you can see why it takes so long. Let’s see what’s developed since our last update.

The new attraction will sit right next to Space Mountain, just to the north. Once it’s finished, the two buildings together will look quite a bit like a futuristic city skyline.

You can see a bit of the site from the monorail, but it goes by pretty quickly.

The best overall view (with a zoom lens, of course), is from the roof of the Contemporary Resort. You can see that they’ve outlined even more of the foundation. They have steel installed in the southern half, but no concrete yet.

From the ground, we can get an up-close, if incomplete view of the project.

They have a crane set up for with an attachment that looks like a drill bit. I’d assume that’s for installing deep pylons into the ground.

There will need to be many, many supports for the buildings and the walkways associated with it. Remember, the WDW Railroad still has to cut a path through this area, as well.

Here you can see that other half of the foundation a bit closer. It looks like a sea of steel wires at this point.

If you want to see what the final product will look like, here’s our video overview of the attraction as it currently is in Shanghai Disney.

 

Keep with us in the future for more updates on this exciting project! The Tron attraction will open in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom in time for the 50th anniversary in 2021.

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Ron Patterson
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Ron Patterson

I still feel that, Tron belongs in EPCOT, it just seems to be out of place in Tomorrow land, if you look at the way it looks at Shanghai Disney, verse the way everything in tomorrow land looks it dosent fit, with that said, I’m. TRON nut, one of my top 5 Disney movies..but again Epcot or even Hollywood studios

Ken Goldenberg
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Ken Goldenberg

I agree – I thought it should have gone at the site of the former Univ. of Energy instead of Guardians. With the lighted coasters and design it would have fit right in at night.

Bob
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Bob

I don’t know, ride looks kind of…basic

Bernie
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Bernie

The drill bit looks like an auger that they use to dig a hole before driving a pile