PHOTOS: TRON Lightcycle Run Illuminated Canopy Continues to Rise Over Upcoming Magic Kingdom Attraction
One of the most striking features of the upcoming TRON: Lightcycle / Run attraction is its illuminated canopy. The canopy covers the outdoor portion of the rollercoaster’s track. Workers continue to add pieces to the canopy structure, making it easier to see the final shape the structure will take.
The opening in the attraction’s gravity building allows the track to enter the TRON Grid. Ride vehicles will enter the show building after traveling under the illuminated canopy.
The sections of the track closest to the show building have not yet been covered by the canopy structure.
Orange coverings drape the track, protecting it as crews install the canopy.
Three different structures are visible from this angle. The white structure in the foreground supports the canopy sections. The unpainted steel ties into the canopy as well. The rollercoaster track is painted blue-gray.
Close to the show building, additional canopy pieces are staged. Notice the open plywood doors into the building.
A few finishing touches appear to be all that’s needed to complete the exterior of the building. Work likely won’t be completed until after the attraction is tested. Despite progress, rumors indicate that TRON: Lightcycle / Run may not be ready for Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary in October 2021.
Attraction vehicles enter the gravity building through this portal. A red construction crane stands in the foreground.
The Lightcycles will launch through the covered opening at the center of this photo. Cement columns provide structure to the launch system.
What a tangled web TRON: Lightcycle / Run weaves!
This photo provides a great look at how the three structures interact with one another.
Tomorrowland Speedway racers zoom by the construction site and a crane.
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