Aerial Photos of Tron Lightcycle Run Construction at Magic Kingdom (March 2020)

With the Walt Disney World theme parks and resorts closed due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we continue our look at the resort from high in the air.

Today, we’re going to take a look at the Tron Lightcycle Run construction just before all construction work was brought to a screeching halt due to the theme park closures and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Located in an expansion area next to Space Mountain in Tomorrowland, Tron Lightcycle Run will be a thrilling roller coaster that will launch guests into “The Grid” in a lightcycle race.

From over Seven Seas Lagoon, we can see that the Tron Lightcycle Run show building is a massive one with Space Mountain for scale. In the top left of the below photo, we also get a sneak peek at the Monorail storage and maintenance building.

Getting a little bit closer, we can start to see the feature launch portion of the roller coaster that will shoot guests into a quick, looping element that will eventually be housed under a canopy to protect it from the elements.

Here’s another angle that attempts to show the scale of the project.

From here, we can see some of the newest construction on the project. Seen here behind the spire of Space Mountain is the exterior loop.

Here’s a look at the finished canopy as it appears in Shanghai Disneyland. Shanghai Disneyland has the first and (so far) only Tron roller coaster that the Walt Disney World version is expected to be a clone of.

Back to the Walt Disney World project site, we can see some of the walkway platform that can be seen in the photo above taking shape. Guests will enter the attraction on the second floor, with the launch element taking place on the first floor before shooting up into the rising loop seen above.

Here’s a closer look at the show building where the indoor, dark portion of the ride will take place. The queue is also completely under cover (unless massive crowds show up when it opens next year).

We’ll continue our fly by the construction site with another angle that mostly focuses on the Tron Lightcycle Run construction site with Space Mountain off to the side now.

Here’s a closer look at the loop, where brown support columns are beginning to form to assist with the construction of the canopy.

A closer look at the platform construction. The entrance to the queue will be at the end of the platform on the right.

Here’s what the entrance looks like in Shanghai Disneyland, walking down the pathway that’s taking shape above.

Finally, here’s our last angle that shows the Tron Lightcycle site to the right (north) of Space Mountain and a wider angle showing how it fits in with Tomorrowland and Magic Kingdom.

As always, keep checking back with us here at for the latest Disney Parks news and photos. We’ll continue to bring you news and photos, where possible, through the Disney Parks closure due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and will resume our normal coverage once the parks reopen to guests, whenever that may be!

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  1. When the Tron Lightcycle run construction continues. Does the Walt Disney World railroad will go through the tunnel just like the new Concept art at D23 expo last year. I can’t wait to ride on Tron Lightcycle Run!

  2. Thanks for the update. Just wondering if you noticed where all the monorails are being parked? I’m guessing they would be parked at the resorts under cover? Or possibly at the maintenance building?


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