PHOTOS: Tunnel Takes Shape and First Signs of Exterior Canopy Appear for TRON Lightcycle Run at Magic Kingdom

It’s time to check in on the construction of the newest coaster to come to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, TRON Lightcycle Run. Only a few days ago in our last update, we thought that work to start enclosing the show building would begin shorty. Take a good look at the interior track of the coaster while you can, because we received proof today that we won’t be seeing it much longer. Preparations are definitely under way to start attaching the structure’s wall panels.

A lift was parked in front of the structure and elevated about halfway up its height. More elements of the attraction seem to have been installed within the structure and were concealed in white material.

Blue tarp still covers work on the far side of the structure.

A crane was spotted carrying a load of rectangle-shaped material to the rooftop of the structure. Sure seems like possible wall panels to us.


From this angle, it appears that part of the interior track, at the top of the show building where the coaster re-enters after the outdoor section, is currently being enclosed. A tunnel of sorts is being formed around the track.

Workers were spotted on a lift by one of the outside track’s support beams.

Lots of excavation continues to take place around the exterior track section.

To the left, we believe we see one of the first bases for the canopy being worked on. When completely the canopy will encompass the outdoor track area as pictured below in the attraction’s concept art.

TRON concept art

To get an idea of what TRON Lightcycle Run will be like once completed, check out our video from the attraction in Shanghai Disneyland.

The work at TRON Lightcycle Run seems to be moving at a fast pace. The attraction’s opening is set to coincide with Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th anniversary in 2021. We can’t wait to see what progress has been made next time we visit Magic Kingdom. How excited are you for TRON? Let us know in the comments!

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1 year ago

Where will the railroad pass thru the site?

1 year ago
Reply to  Edaf

If you look to the middle-right area you can see the edge of space mountain and right below it the railroad track. It will tunnel through tron