PHOTOS: Progress on Illuminated Canopy Structure for TRON Lightcycle Run Continues as More Pieces Are Raised Into Place at the Magic Kingdom
Even though it may be a while until guests can enter the Grid and ride TRON Lightcycle / Run at the Magic Kingdom, work continues to move ahead on the illuminated canopy structure. As we’ve been following construction every step of the way, we stopped by to see what’s new!
As we passed by the Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. building, we could see a piece of the illuminated canopy being hoisted into place.
The curved segment has plenty of triangular sections to hold the LED panels that will light up the outside of the attraction.
Pieces of the canopy continue to lay on the ground in front of the show building, but as we’ve shown previously, more sections are being installed.
Meanwhile, walking through the Barnstormer queue, we saw another piece just to the left of the concrete column secured and waiting to be lifted.
Over on the support structure, a very tall ladder has been placed along one of the beams, allowing construction workers to access the higher portions.
To protect the coaster’s track during the canopy’s construction, an orange tarp has been laid down over the affected areas.
We managed to get an eagle-eyed glimpse of construction workers high up on the support structure.
The day before, when we looked closer to the show building, we didn’t see any progress on the platform under the track, lending credence to the theory that work could be solely focused on the canopy structure for the time being.
The support framework towers high above Tomorrowland. And if that’s impressive, imagine how the finished product will look!
In a cherry picker, workers finish sealing up the show building before work possibly stops temporarily.
We got a better look at the canopy segments getting ready to be lifted from the Tomorrowland Speedway. From this angle, a portion of the white framework rests near a crane.
The segment in the center continues the wave-like pattern of the segment to the right of the crane. Because of the canopy’s design, it’s seems very likely that they’ll be building the parts closest to the ground first.
From this spot, it’s easy to see how the LED panels will fit into the structure once it’s complete.
Sometimes, pulling away can give you a clearer picture. From further back, we can see that the “wave” awaiting its next segment.
As the sun started to come out, we could see even more pieces waiting near the Speedway track.
Even though we don’t know for sure what, if anything, is being done inside at the moment, at least from the outside, quite a bit of the attraction will look finished for a while. While we wait to experience the attraction, you can check out a full POV ride-through of its sister coaster, TRON Lightcycle Power Run, in Shanghai Disneyland below:
Keep reading WDWNT as we continue to cover construction of TRON Lightcycle / Run at the Magic Kingdom!