PHOTOS: A Closer Look at TRON Lightcycle Power Run Roller Coaster Construction at The Magic Kingdom

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Just the other day, we showed you the first pictures of the coaster track supports that have been installed for the upcoming Tron roller coaster at Magic Kingdom. Yesterday, we took a trip out to the site to get a better view. A bit has changed since our last update.

Standing on top of the Contemporary Resort’s roof gives us a great view of the whole project. This is the only way to see the supports unobstructed.

It’s kind of amazing how quickly these support columns went up. It seems as though they’ve been working on the foundation forever, but that’s building a roller coaster in a swamp for ya’.

You can get a very different view from Storybook Circus. This photo was taken in the queue of The Barnstormer.

This is the closest we can get to the actual supports while in guest areas. This gives us a good idea of how high up the track will be. This looks to be one of the large outdoor turns, as seen here in our photo from the attraction as it is in Shanghai Disney.

From the Tomorrowland side, we get a good idea of the overall size of the foundation. The coaster track will probably be installed first, with the majority of the building then being installed around it.

It seems like a mess now, but they know what they’re doing. I’m very excited to finally experience this attraction stateside. It’s expected to be finished in time for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary in 2021.

Are you looking forward to Tron Lightcycle Power Run at Magic Kingdom? To get a better idea of the track layout, check out our full ride POV of the Shanghai Disneyland version below!

Have you ridden the original at Shanghai Disney? Let us know!

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Henry has been a Disney fan essentially since birth, and enjoys all things theme park related. He lives in Orlando, FL with his wife and pet dog.

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Brian Ballone
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Brian Ballone

I have been to Shanghai Disneyland and on the TRON coaster 3 times: twice in the front and once in the back. It is a really incredible leap from movie to reality. Visually it is dynamic and exciting. Unfortunately…due to the position that you are required to be seated for this coaster it is not comfortable. I had the time to ride it more if I wanted but simply didn’t want to be on it again.

Brian Ballone
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Brian Ballone

However…when this is built in Orlando and I am at the Magic Kingdom I would ride it.

Katie Littlepage
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Katie Littlepage

I rode it twice in Shanghai. It is a really great, smooth coaster with an immersive feel. The seated position makes it feel very fast. Great ride and I cannot wait to ride it in Florida.