After we first spotted survey crews in the area, the first permits for the Tron Lightcycle roller coaster project have been filed with the state. Taking over a previously vacant piece of land adjacent to Space Mountain, the Tron project will also see modifications made to surrounding areas.
To better illustrate the layout, I’ve highlighted some landmarks below. Yellow represents Dumbo the Flying Elephant, blue is a section of the Tomorrowland Speedway that falls within the construction boundaries, and green is Space Mountain.
Finally, here’s a look at the permit, superimposed on a satellite view of the area.
Additional details such as timeline and the extent of the impact on the Tomorrowland Speedway are not yet available, although the official concept art does show a modification of the track layout.
Disney has previously announced that the Tron Lightcycle coaster will be open in time for the 50th Anniversary of Magic Kingdom in 2021.
As always, we’ll continue to keep you updated with the latest permit and construction information on this and many more projects around Walt Disney World Resort.