PHOTOS: Wall Sealed Over TRON Lightcycle Run Roller Coaster Track, Indicating Halt on Interior Construction
The year may be coming to an end, but work on TRON Lightcycle / Run’s illuminated canopy is far from done. Workers were on site to help send 2020 off strong with more progress at the Magic Kingdom.
It was a gray morning at the park, but the site was bustling with activity.
We spotted workers preparing the canopy sections that have been sitting there for several days to be raised.
Meanwhile, the structure awaits its new segments as it inches toward completion.
Honestly, from the queue of The Barnstormer, if you didn’t see the pieces on the ground, you might think it’s already complete.
The green cherry picker that was located by the large support column has been moved, suggesting that portion of the work is finished, at least for now.
Meanwhile, more of the temporary support structure has risen near the part of the track that exits the show building. This will likely be the next area to be focused on.
The scaffolding has been removed from the last section of the building, revealing an odd sight: the area where the track protrudes out has been walled off. This could lend credence to the theory that work on the interior has been temporarily paused, and that the “exit” leading to the outdoor portion may be walled off to protect it from the elements until construction resumes.
Most of the workers we saw were focused on the pieces on the ground, particularly this “wavy” portion.
It was unclear whether the protective face shields were there for welding, or if they were simply a measure to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The red crane still looms over the canopy, waiting to lift the next part into place.
One worker had been hoisted into the structure, perhaps to get the area ready for the next piece.
Though it may be a while until riders can race through The Grid, work is steadily moving ahead, hopefully bringing good news in the new year. In the meantime, you can get a sneak preview of the new attraction by checking out our video of its sister attraction, TRON Lightcycle Power Run in Shanghai Disneyland.
Keep reading WDWNT as we continue to report on the construction of TRON Lightcycle / Run at the Magic Kingdom!