To support the ever-expanding TRON roller coaster construction, a section of the Tomorrowland Speedway is being demolished. For some, this may seem unexpected, but the concept art for the TRON roller coaster has shown a rerouting of the Tomorrowland Speedway since the 2017 D23 Expo.
As seen in the concept art below, the Tomorrowland Speedway will be shortened and rerouted to allow for a wider pathway and the large TRON roller coaster canopy. The concept art shows the removal of the bridge, among other changes.
We jumped on the Tomorrowland PeopleMover to get an elevated view of the demolition going on. Our first glimpse of the work frames it behind the storage area for the Tomorrowland Speedway cars.
A wider look shows the location of the demolition to the right of the car storage area.
A closer look at the demolition.
This morning, crews were working on demolishing the section of track that approaches the bridge.
As far as actual work on the TRON coaster is concerned, it appears that the canal rerouting has been finished and the berm that separated Tomorrowland and the backstage area where the majority of the TRON roller coaster has been flattened.
We’re still in the early stages of construction for the TRON roller coaster, but Disney expects to have the new attraction open by the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary in 2021.