As programming progresses on TRON Lightcycle Run at the Magic Kingdom, another link in the code is completed. The final piece of roller coaster track has been installed within the attraction’s outdoor canopy area, signaling a major milestone in construction.
We saw the initial exterior track pieces go up in phases last week. Now, the piece that connects the exterior portion of the track to the indoor show building is finally in place. In the photo above, you can see the launch portion of the attraction at the bottom right corner, which will be known as the Sync Chamber. From there, guests throttle upwards and along a large curve in their lightcycles, illuminated by the lights of the outdoor canopy––known as the Launcher-Upload Conduit––before heading on up into the main “Grid” building.
The main show building is set in complete “digitized” darkness, with the exception of sleek, illuminated show pieces. You can see one of them suspended over an interior track portion on the center left of the photo above.
With the outdoor and indoor track mostly finished, work is set to progress on the attraction’s show buildings and exteriors.
For a look at what the completed coaster will look like, you can check out the full POV ridethrough of the original attraction in Shanghai Disneyland:
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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