PHOTOS: Massive Illuminated Canopy Continues to Take Shape for TRON Lightcycle Run at the Magic Kingdom

Even if it may be a while before guests can actually race through The Grid, work continues on TRON Lightcycle / Run at the Magic Kingdom.


Travelling past the site on the Walt Disney World Monorail, we can see that the show building is mostly paneled.


Meanwhile, the structure for the illuminated canopy continues to take shape.


From the perimeter of the park, we can see how it hugs the brown scaffolding in place to assist with installation.


From the Astro Orbiter, we can see the section of the building that holds the track leading outside is in the process of being covered up.


Roughly half of it has already been paneled as work climbs upward.


Meanwhile, more and more pieces have been added to the canopy in recent weeks, allowing for a better glimpse of the full shape.


When complete, these “triangles” will hold panels that will illuminate the track and the journey through the digital world.


From the queue for The Barnstormer, the construction site looked pretty empty of construction workers, though the canopy segments and equipment suggest they’re still a long way from being done.


From here, you can see that the track has been covered in a tarp to help prevent damage during the construction.


Meanwhile, the support structure helps to keep the segments propped up before the canopy is complete.


Still, things appear to be coming along, though we don’t know for sure if we’ll be able to run through the world of TRON by 2021.

But if you can’t wait, be sure to check out our video of its sister attraction, Shanghai Disneyland’s TRON Lightcycle Power Run, in our video below!

Keep reading WDWNT as we continue to cover construction of TRON Lightcycle / Run at the Magic Kingdom!

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