PHOTOS: More Sections Put in Place as Canopy Construction for TRON Lightcycle Run Nears Completion at Magic Kingdom
It may be a while until we can see the inside of TRON Lightcycle / Run at the Magic Kingdom, but from the outside, construction on the exterior canopy has progressed quite nicely.
As we recently reported, the temporary support structures have started to be dismantled towards the canopy’s lower sections, with more being added near the top.
Most of the supports on the largest part remain. though at least from the queue of The Barnstormer, it does look like nearly all of the sections that make up the framework have been installed.
Another web-shaped piece was being hoisted when we visited, with only four or five more sections left visibly on site.
Attention seems to have shifted towards the section closest to the show building, with construction workers on the job in the massive structure.
Since canopy construction began, it’s been interesting to see at least this part of the future attraction come together. It will definitely add a new focal point to the park that’s sure to catch guests’ eyes when complete.
The attraction was previously announced to be coming to the park in time for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary later this year, before the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic forced Disney to prioritize certain projects for completion, forcing the opening to be delayed. Meanwhile, the “Now Programming” sign still teases the possibility of what’s to come… even if we don’t know just when we’ll be allowed to race through The Grid.
But if you just can’t wait to see this adventure through the world of TRON, be sure to check out our video of its sister attraction, TRON Lightcycle Power Run at Shanghai Disneyland!
Keep reading WDWNT as we continue to report on the construction of TRON Lightcycle / Run at the Magic Kingdom!