TRON Lightcycle Run Entrance Walkway Takes Shape, Pathway Lights Installed

    The construction pace for TRON Lightcycle Run is moving at a good clip this week, seemingly continuing a recent push to get the ride open either later this year or early next year. From what we can tell, work on the exterior is moving along well as the ride continues to test overhead. Earlier today, we rode the Tomorrowland PeopleMover to get a good vantage point of the construction (and to enjoy the new narration). Here’s a look!

    As we approach the TRON Lightcycle Run construction site, we can see how close the site is to the Tomorrowland Speedway, which has remained open during most of the 4+ year construction timeframe.

    As we start to progress over the construction site, we can see the entrance pathway elements starting to take shape and we can better visualize what it will look like when walking up to what is sure to be Magic Kingdom’s most popular ride.

    These concrete elements are not seen in any of the concept art that Disney has released, so it’s unclear if they will simply be planters, or if there will be a water element of some sort. We’re hopeful that it’s the latter.

    Continuing on, we can see a wall taking shape that will attempt to hide backstage areas and views of the Walt Disney World Railroad.

    Speaking of the railroad, we posted an article earlier today taking a look at some of the work taking place in the tunnel, but we can also see crews working on the ground where tracks will eventually be laid to connect the TRON segment of the loop to the existing segments.

    On a second lap on the PeopleMover, we took out the zoom lens to find crews working on installing what appears to be pathway lighting.

    Here’s a wider view of the entrance to the ramp that will lead you over the Railroad and to the entrance of the ride.

    Crews were hard at work turning a confusing jungle of rebar into a themed wall to the right of the entrance ramp.

    Disney has not announced an opening date for the TRON Lightcycle Run roller coaster beyond a statement from Disney Parks Chairman Josh D’Amaro in November 2021 saying that the ride was “coming soon”. Hopefully, Disney is able to provide an opening date at the upcoming D23 Expo in September.

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    1. can’t wait to walk through the queue and gag on the exhaust from Dinosaur Speedway. That crap needs to go. Imagineering please build us a Sugar Rush racing attraction that doesn’t smog out the entire county on the daily. It may not fit into Tomorrowland but neither does the current hot garbage they are serving at Speedway.

    2. ^ Considering that Tokyo Disneyland decided to (eventually) axe their Speedway for better attractions (i.e Beauty-Beast Land + Baymax), I too look forward to when the Speedway/Raceway/Whateverway goes ….heh ….. Thata-way. No big loss. And space available for two new attractions, at least! IMhO. (o:

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