Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. has been transformed into Tomorrowland Launch Depot and serves as the TRON Lightcycle Run gift shop. It will open to all guests tomorrow, but today only guests with (canceled) Identity Disc Program reservations were allowed inside.
Tomorrowland Launch Depot – Exterior
It’s located between TRON and Space Mountain (it has always been the Space Mountain gift shop). There are entrances from the main Tomorrowland walkway and the exit walkway from TRON Lightcycle / Run.
The exterior retheming has been minimal compared to the total gutting of the inside, but many key decor elements were removed or modified.
The 1994 Tomorrowland gears and electrical tower mural have been removed. The clock has been repainted and the decorative gears were removed. It sports a new color scheme with deep navy and gold — reminiscent of the Walt Disney World 50th anniversary color scheme. The ride was originally set to debut for the 50th anniversary in October 2021, but due to delays primarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, it was unable to be completed on time.
The decorative towers and triangular windows on the sides were also removed. Large glass windows now showcase TRON merchandise.
Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. has always had a high ceiling, previously with blue arch supports. New rows of small lights have been added below the ceiling.
Mobile checkout is available via the My Disney Experience app.
Red and blue strip lighting reminiscent of the iconic TRON aesthetic lines the walls.
Behind the checkout counter is the new Tomorrowland Launch Depot lettering, with white lines and hexagons also reminiscent of TRON. The checkout counter is lined with blue lighting.
There is still a Fuel Rod station inside.
The gray and white merchandise racks have rounded corners and built-in lighting. Blue panels decorated with lines and hexagons fill in some space above the displays.
The store has new shiny blue and silver mannequins showing off the various TRON apparel.
Displays are out for the delayed Identity Disc Program experience, where guests will be able to customize an action figure to their face and voice.
The white display cases are lit from within, showing off action figures and identity discs.
Pricing for the merch inside the cases is on stickers on the glass.
Information about the program is on display.
There are hexagons galore, from the floor tiles (as pictured below) to the wallpaper and surfaces.
There are also pathways of gray lined with blue.
Watch our full video tour of Tomorrowland Launch Depot below.
TRON Lightcycle Run
TRON Lightcycle Run is located right behind Space Mountain in Tomorrowland. It’s outside the park’s berm, and is housed in a sweeping white canopy, which helps hide a boxy show building. A walkway between Tomorrowland and Storybook Circus is also available.
Guests enter by walking under the canopy, known as the Upload Conduit. Upon uploading to The Grid, guests will join Team Blue in a race to cross through eight energy gates before the opposing Team Orange.
As you approach the entrance, there are two TRON ride vehicles to the left. They serve two purposes – so you can try them out and know what to expect when you get inside, and they provide a nice photo op.
We previously reported that some individuals have reported issues with being able to fit into the ride vehicles, so this is a great place to try them out and make sure.
There are double-sided lockers before the load area so guests can safely stow their personal belongings. Lockers are unlocked with MagicBands or plastic ticket cards; MagicMobile tickets on smartphones do not work, and guests without physical ticket media must request a white RFID card from Cast Members.