Progress on the upcoming TRON Lightcycle Run roller coaster in Tomorrowland is moving along quickly after stalling over the summer months. Now that conditions are favorable for outdoor construction, the site seems to be blooming, with new track supports sprouting up overnight. Since TRON is a semi-enclosed roller coaster, a portion of the ride launch is set in the attraction’s color-shifting outdoor canopy area before you enter the main show building, which is what we’ve seen constructed up to this point.
From the ground near The Barnstormer, the new supports tower over the existing construction.
We took to the highway in the skies, or the Tomorrowland PeopleMover, for a better look at the overall scale of current construction.
Over to the left, you see the new outdoor track supports. In the right-middle, you see shorter pillars which line the brake run for the attraction’s load/unload area. And on the far right is the main show building, where guests travel on their lightcycles in total darkness, with only illuminated, TRON-themed show pieces to guide them.
For visual reference, here’s what this area will more or less look like once completed, based off of TRON Lightcycle Power Run at Shanghai Disneyland:
Guests are launched and immediately take on a large, curved turn.
At night, the same canopy will be fully illuminated, offering guests a different ride experience.
Hopefully in the coming weeks, construction will give us an even clearer idea of what TRON is going to look like once it’s completed. For a look into what the completed attraction will look like, check out this video of its sister attraction, the TRON Lightcycle Power Run roller coaster:
The TRON Lightcycle Run coaster is scheduled to open at Magic Kingdom in time for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary in 2021.
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