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PHOTOS: Work Begins On Reopening “The Grid” Show Building of TRON Lightcycle Run at Magic Kingdom

This past year has seen a roller-coaster of a journey for construction on TRON Lightcycle / Run. In December, the show building was sealed off from the elements as interior construction on the coaster stagnated. Last month, however, we saw set pieces being moved into the building indicating construction had resumed inside. Scaffolding then went up around the coaster’s entrance to the building, and we’re now seeing crew members reopen “The Grid.”

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The crew was removing paneling from the side of the building this morning.

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So far, paneling has been removed from the very top of the building above the coaster track.

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The coaster will launch from beneath the foot entrance, speed through the outdoor canopy, before entering The Grid.

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Meanwhile, more crew members were continuing to install lights on the canopy.

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Blue safety netting was recently placed on one section of the canopy framework.

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We also got a look at the coaster from Storybook Circus.

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After lights are installed on the framework, the actual canopy will start to be placed.

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We could see the building being reopened from this angle as well.

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TRON Lightcycle / Run will not be completed in time for Magic Kingdom’s 50th birthday on October 1, 2021, however, there is no current opening date. It’s possible the coaster will be completed during “The World’s Most Magical Celebration”, which will last 18 months.

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  1. Football stadiums are completed in faster time than it’s taken Disney to complete this.

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