tron lightcycle run construction sep 22 5277

More Canopy Pieces Added to TRON Lightcycle Run Entrance at Magic Kingdom

We now know TRON Lightcycle / Run will open at Magic Kingdom in spring 2023. Until then, there’s still work to be done on the attraction’s exterior.

tron lightcycle run construction sep 22 5279

Crews have added more pieces to the small canopy over the attraction’s entrance.

tron lightcycle run construction sep 22 5278

Crew members in scissor lifts were working on the small canopy during our most recent trip on the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover.

tron lightcycle run construction sep 22 5276

Multiple doorways are visible at the entrance—at least one will be for standby and another for Lightning Lane. The entrance is decorated with curved metallic paneling.

tron lightcycle run construction sep 22 5273

Disney has not announced an opening timeframe for the Walt Disney World Railroad, which will now go through a tunnel beneath TRON Lightcycle / Run. We can assume the railroad will open before or around the same time as the new coaster.

tron lightcycle run construction sep 22 5281

The coaster itself is complete and has been undergoing testing. Most of the remaining construction work is on the surrounding walkways and landscaping.

tron lightcycle run construction sep 22 5283

Permanent metal railings were recently added to a stretch of the elevated walkway that leads to the attraction’s entrance.

tron lightcycle run construction sep 22 5282
tron lightcycle run construction sep 22 5285

A second walkway will go beneath the coaster to Storybook Circus. Some paving for this walkway has been completed, visible beneath the elevated walkway.

tron lightcycle run construction sep 22 5287

There are several concrete planters around the walkway entrances. It looks like the area will be turned into a sort of courtyard.

tron lightcycle run construction sep 22 5288

Fresh pavement has been laid in the area cordoned off with caution tape.

tron lightcycle run construction sep 22 5289

There are small gaps between some of the sections of pavement, presumably to be filled in later.

tron lightcycle run construction sep 22 5291
tron lightcycle run construction sep 22 5293

Concrete walls separate the courtyard and walkways from the future backstage areas and the Walt Disney World Railroad tunnel.

tron lightcycle run construction sep 22 5294
tron lightcycle run construction sep 22 5295

The ground beyond the walls is still not paved at all.

tron lightcycle run construction sep 22 5298

There is still a significant gap in the train tracks leading up to the tunnel, although rails have been installed inside the tunnel.

tron lightcycle run construction sep 22 5300

There are lights lining the tunnel.

tron lightcycle run construction sep 22 5301

Nearby train track rails are still missing their sleeper pieces.

For more information on booking your next trip with our official travel agent sponsor, the Vacationeer, visit wdwnt.travel.

vacationeer TopBarAD2020 v2
tron lightcycle run construction sep 22 5307

Sleepers were recently installed along this section of track, but there hasn’t been significant progress since.

tron lightcycle run construction sep 22 5308
tron lightcycle run construction sep 22 5302

A walkway is also under construction beneath the PeopleMover track.

tron lightcycle run construction sep 22 5303
tron lightcycle run construction sep 22 5306

Crews were working on paving this new walkway when we passed by.

tron lightcycle run construction sep 22 5336

From Storybook Circus, we took another look at the elevated walkway.

tron lightcycle run construction sep 22 5337

There are still sections that need permanent railings.

tron lightcycle run construction sep 22 5338

It looks like all the white paneling has been installed along the edge of the main canopy.

tron lightcycle run construction sep 22 5339
tron lightcycle run construction sep 22 5340

The walkway leads to this small building, which will be for lockers.

tron lightcycle run construction sep 22 5341

Paneling has also been completed on its exterior.

tron lightcycle run construction sep 22 5342

A single wire hangs from the marquee, presumably to connect to a light-up sign.

tron lightcycle run construction sep 22 5344

We could see something covered in transparent tarp.

tron lightcycle run construction sep 22 5343
tron lightcycle run construction sep 22 5309

Finally, work continues on Tomorrowland Light & Power Co., a.k.a. the Space Mountain gift shop — soon to be the TRON Lightcycle / Run gift shop, too.

tron lightcycle run construction sep 22 5311

The awning around the side of the shop was extended. Crew members were working on the wall at the back of the building.

tron lightcycle run construction sep 22 5312
tron lightcycle run construction sep 22 5313

Decorative towers used to adorn the side of the building but were removed, presumably to open up the walkway that will be much busier after TRON Lightcycle / Run opens.

tron lightcycle run construction sep 22 5314
tron lightcycle run construction sep 22 5315
tron lightcycle run construction sep 22 5316

The gift shop is currently closed for interior refurbishment. A reopening date has not been announced.

tron lightcycle run construction sep 22 5319
tron lightcycle run construction sep 22 5322
tron lightcycle run construction sep 22 5323

Are you excited to finally ride TRON Lightcycle / Run at Magic Kingdom? Let us know in the comments!

For the latest Disney Parks news and info, follow WDW News Today on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.