A look at the TRON Lightcycle Run construction progress at Magic Kingdom

Apr 01, 2021 in "Tron Lightcyle Run rollercoaster"

TRON Lightcycle Run construction - March 29 2021
Posted: Thursday April 1, 2021 9:29am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The construction team at TRON Lightcyle Run hit another milestone this week as crews put the final piece of the canopy support framework into place.

In the photo above you can also see the topping-off flag, which marks the highest point on the structure.

Crews are still working on welding all over the canopy, with more than 10 high reach boom lifts at work.

It isn't yet clear if we will see the canopy get its cover before what we expect to be a pause in the project, with a resumption later in the year.

Here is a look at a piece of concept art showing the finished canopy.

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JoeCamel9 hours ago

Once you enter the matrix many never leave so a small path will do oops wrong movie

Soluna1610 hours ago

Do we have any idea how the connection to tomorrowland will look? Is it really just going to be the narrow path going past the Space Mountain exit gift shop?

DCBaker1 day ago

lazyboy97o6 days ago

The first Mark VII, which reused the Mark III chassis and Mark V bodies while still requiring one monorail to be destroyed for reverse engineering, was not able to make it around the monorail beam at Disneyland. It couldn’t navigate the turns and ripped off some of the bus bar. Scott Drake was the lead Imagineer for that project and Tomorrowland at Shanghai Disneyland. His current project is the giant box at Epcot.

DisneyDodo7 days ago

For sure, but that was just as true when FPs were free. For any popular ride, not everyone who wanted to ride could get a FP, leaving many guests to choose between long lines or skipping the ride. Of course, the fact that a line is long to begin with implies that many guests prefer the former option.

LittleBuford7 days ago

I wouldn’t wait that long either, but new rides have always come with ridiculously long queues.

James Alucobond7 days ago

People already wait longer than that for 4 minutes of Flight of Passage.

FeelsSoGoodToBeBad7 days ago

Sure it will. But spending a minimum of two hours in the queue for one singular ride that lasts less than two minutes vs whatever else they could do/see/ride? Many Some people will judge that not to be worth the tradeoff. (Edit - better?)

James Alucobond7 days ago

For the average unacculturated guest, things like Rise of the Resistance were already effectively impossible to ride.

LittleBuford7 days ago

Isn't that an exaggeration? Queuing will remain an option for those who don't want to pay.

EricsBiscuit7 days ago

I honestly don’t care about new rides at Disney anymore because they will be impossible to get on without being forced to pay an arm and a leg. Such a shame.

EricsBiscuit7 days ago

Wait what?

lazyboy97o7 days ago

You’re probably one of those ridiculous people who expected the Mark VIIs to actually fit on the monorail beams.

MansionButler847 days ago

It’s a design flaw in both instances. Perhaps they’ll install shrubs up top.