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Work Continues on Walkway Leading to TRON Lightcycle Run at Magic Kingdom

The exterior portion of TRON Lightcycle / Run at Magic Kingdom continues to be covered as strips of canopy are installed on a framework.

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From Storybook Circus, we saw crew members securing the latest white canopy strip.

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These giant pieces stretch across the framework between white poles, replacing the temporary blue netting that keeps workers protected.

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There were two crew members at the top of the new piece and two at the bottom, while another was in a cherry picker above.

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We saw one worker hammering something that presumably secures the canopy.

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The workers are able to stand and walk on the canopy, just like the blue netting, but are also attached to safety ropes.

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Along the edge of the canopy framework, several vertebrae pieces are covered in teal pieces and orange cones, also to keep the workers protected.

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More white paneling has been installed between the vertebrae.

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As we watched, the cherry picker was lowered to the two crew members at the edge of the canopy.

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The two on top continued to work on their end.

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Meanwhile, we saw crew members on the lockers building next to the coaster.

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The building is now connected to the walkway that leads from Tomorrowland to the entrance of TRON Lightcycle / Run. Guests will be able to stop at the lockers first.

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An overhang sticking out of the top of the building has yet to be covered in paneling.

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Temporary wood railings surround it.

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There are temporary wood railings around much of the walkway as well.

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For now, yellow supports are visible beneath this section of walkway.

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Nearby, we saw a tank on a truck bed, with a green tube running from it out of view, towards the lockers.

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We can also get a relatively good look at where the coaster re-enters the show building.

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This opening was once covered by scaffolding, but was evidently completed and the scaffolding was removed.

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From the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover, we saw more crew members working on the canopy.

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There are two humps of the canopy framework, with work focused on the one closest to the Tomorrowland Speedway right now.

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This one is almost entirely covered in white strips now.

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There was a crew member in a cherry picker and another standing atop the canopy.

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On the ground, work has progressed on the second walkway — perhaps the exit — that will go under the first. A curved line of wood and rebar is on the edge of a paved section.

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Above, wooden crates sit on the main walkway.

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We could see several crew members on the section of walkway near the lockers.

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The Walt Disney World Railroad will travel through a tunnel beneath the coaster.

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Crew members in another cherry picker were adding more paneling to the edge of the framework.

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The paneling is protected by grey sheeting during installation.

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Work has picked back up near the entrance to the attraction, where we saw crew members in two scissor lifts working on the entrance canopy.

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There is still no announced opening date for TRON Lightcycle / Run, which was originally supposed to open in time for Magic Kingdom’s 50th anniversary on October 1, 2021.

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