PHOTOS: Foundation Drilling Begins for Tron Roller Coaster Canopy; Tomorrowland Pathway Project

We made it out to Magic Kingdom recently and had to check in on the biggest project currently underway – the Tron roller coaster. A second crane has popped up on the site to begin drilling for the canopy foundation. The work is taking place on the old pathway that ran between Tomorrowland and Storybook Circus. It’s this area where the canopy footers will sit to support the massive structure. Here’s a look at the concept art, followed by the construction.

Further back on the plot, we see that work continues on driving rebar into the foundation to eventually support the roller coaster footers. We recently saw Cast Members signing the first support beam to be installed.

Focusing our attention on the pathway that will lead guests back to the Tron roller coaster, it appears that Disney will not be widening the pathway as was seen in concept art. They have paved over some of the dips in the barrier to create a more level look.

It’s unlikely that Disney would add fresh concrete to a pathway that it would eventually want to widen, but this will surely be a choke point for years to come as guests flood back to Tron at rope drop.

Finally, it appears that a concrete pour will soon happen on the section of the Tomorrowland Speedway that was demolished.

As always, please be sure to check back with BlogMickey.com as we continue our coverage of the Tron roller coaster project at Magic Kingdom.

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