Greetings, Programs! We made it out to Magic Kingdom recently to catch up on a variety of projects, including the ever-imposing Tron Lightcycle Run construction in Tomorrowland. The Tron Lightcycle Run roller coaster is currently being built next to Space Mountain and will be open in time for Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary in October 2021. Only about 100 Tron Cycles to go!
Before we get to the construction, let’s take a look back at the updated concept art released at the 2019 D23 Expo.
As the show building continues to rise into the skyline of Magic Kingdom, it becomes more and more visible from points around the park. From the drop into the Briar Patch on Splash Mountain, to the pathways of Fantasyland, steel is visible from around Magic Kingdom right now. We’ll start with a few photos from around Fantasyland and Tomorrowland to showcase the impact that the Tron Lightcycle Run is having on sightlines so far. Of course, as we’ll see in a bit, the Tron Lightcycle Run is far from complete, so the impact on sightlines should only increase.
We’ll take a look at the construction from our favorite overlook in The Barnstormer queue. We’ve been getting a clear view of the track for months now, but, as you can see, steel framing for the gravity building is starting to envelope the existing track.
While most of the building appears to be growing from the right side of the photo above, a single wall on the left side is being built now too.
One thing that draws the eye immediately is the show scene element that we brought you a first look at this past Saturday. Disney has since covered up the power ring with a green tarp.
Here’s a look at the power ring before it was wrapped up.
Another point of interest is at the top of the coaster track, where more elements are covered up.
A few random photos of roller coaster track wrapping through rising steel before we look towards the next phase of the construction.
The next photo shows a lot of depth, with alternating roller coaster track and show building steel throughout.
Another small item of note is the construction of a proper barrier for the nearby pond.
We also decided to take a spin on the Tomorrowland PeopleMover for an elevated view of some of the work.
As you can see below, a large pile of dirt attempts to block the construction site from the Tomorrowland Speedway.
Here’s a look at the next phase of the construction – the roller coaster track that will run through the exterior portion of the ride underneath the canopy.
You can see the exterior loop in this older aerial photo.
Keep checking back with us here at BlogMickey.com as we continue to cover the construction of the Tron Lightcycle Run roller coaster and much more from around the Disney Parks!
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