TRON Lightcycle Run construction update from Magic Kingdom

Dec 02, 2021 in "Tron Lightcycle Run rollercoaster"

TRON Lightcycle Run construction - December 1 2021
Posted: Thursday December 2, 2021 11:20am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Construction has resumed at TRON Lightcyle Run in the Magic Kingdom after almost two months of very little activity.

The entrance ramp is now clearly visible, which will take guests up over the railroad tracks and into the ride itself.

This concept art shows how the entrance ramp will look when complete.

More of the exterior canopy is also being put into place.

On the other side of the site viewed from Fantasyland, working is continuing on the new building.

It is now starting to be enclosed with the same blue cladding material as on the main ride building.

We still don't have an opening date for TRON at Walt Disney World, and Disney is remaining silent on the issue. At the recent D23 event where updates were offered on upcoming projects, TRON was mentioned, but no opening details were given. The ride was originally planned to open in Spring 2021, which obviously did not happen. The expectations were then that the ride would move to a 2022 opening, but with Disney announcing 'Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind' to open in the summer of 2022, it remains possible that TRON will be pushed to a 2023 opening.

Click the gallery to see more construction pictures of TRON Lightcycle Run.

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CorylancasterSep 06, 2023

Not going until the second week of Oct. So still a few weeks out, but trying to get the decisions out of the way. I plan on watching the threads continuously until we get on the plane 😂

gerararSep 06, 2023

Are you going anytime soon? The virtual queue has been pretty good in the mornings recently (and especially in the afternoon 1pm drops). I recommend to always try for the VQ then if you dont like you BG, can always purchase ILL later. If your BG is less than 30, you should have a pretty short wait in the first 2 hours of the park opening. Last 7 days: Including today (9/6):

CorylancasterSep 06, 2023

Whats the average time you spend in line for tron once your boarding group has been called for the VQ vs time in line for ILL? Trying to plan out if it would be better to pay for the ILL at 7am vs trying to get in the VQ at 7am

cjkeatingSep 06, 2023

I don't think their was any hype for Iron after most people had watched the Shanghai videos. Personally I preferred Tron as it felt more physical/real whereas GOTF disappointed me as I just felt like I was watching a movie on a 4D chair.

James AlucobondSep 06, 2023

Wish they'd do, like, a much taller set of billboards with lattice underneath and lighting that mimics the lamps in other areas of Storybook Circus to help block the TRON show building. Something like the below image, but on a larger relative scale.

WaltsTreasureChestSep 06, 2023

The thing is that the train looks better as the new replacement and I’m glad the tron one is gone, get that ugly tron poster out from the train, yeah?

Sir_CliffSep 06, 2023

JohnDSep 05, 2023

Now I get it.

danlb_2000Sep 05, 2023

Disney own's Simpsons now, so I guess it's not plagiarism.

JohnDSep 05, 2023

Clever reference to "Tomorrow!"

SirwalterraleighSep 04, 2023

The hype never equals the investment But that’s the point…spend 5+ slow rolling “coming soon” when they should be adding/reinvesting on a 1,2,3 year schedule at all times…

The Moles FamilySep 04, 2023

Ride Tron last week for the first time. Great ride and a welcome addition to Magic Kingdom but Guardians is still my fav. I don’t see what the 6 years of hype from Disney was for Tron?

IncomudroSep 04, 2023

I know this reference! :D

Sir_CliffSep 04, 2023

And there's a picture of a train!