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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James AlucobondMay 07, 2024

It is standard maintenance. If anything, they should allocate more money to schedule cleanings more frequently so that it never reaches the state it was just in.

BocabearMay 07, 2024

That's coming out of the 60B....lol

gerararMay 07, 2024

The Tron building/exterior supports have finally been power washed (or in the midst of being cleaned). Before / After: Source and more pics:

gerararApr 10, 2024

Cross-posting to here, but Tron just had its worst day operationally since the ride opened, and it just celebrated its first anniversary/birthday last week! Here are the top 3 days with the most downtime: April 9, 2024 (today) with 467 mins (~8hrs) of downtime July 12, 2023 with 392 mins (~7hrs) of downtime Sept 24, 2023 with 370 (~6hrs) mins of downtime Tron usually has very good uptime and reliability, so these kind of bad days are very rare. Today's problems stem from yesterday (4/8) where it shut down around 4pm and never reopened for the rest of the day. That continued 'til today until it finally reopened at 1pm, but then went down again for another 3 hours. Only 100 BGs were called today. Good news (kinda) is MK doesn't seem to be that busy as the morning and afternoon VQ windows lasted for minutes today, which is longer than the norm.

TrainsOfDisneyApr 07, 2024

ok

dmc493Apr 07, 2024

No one told me I was supposed to be reviewing the rides on Yelp

Advisable JosephApr 07, 2024

It has a 4.3 on yelp. For comparison, Space Mountain also has 4.3. So does Big Thunder. Jungle Cruise has 3.7. Haunted Mansion was better: 4.5. EDIT: This article from Christmastime 2023 also gives context.

tparrisApr 07, 2024

Okay.

DonniePeverleyApr 07, 2024

Like every modern DIsney ride - way too short, rather than the epic attractions they once built. Probably with an eye on keeping the queues down, rather than building a ride that has legacy for all time. If Jungle Cruise, Pirates etc were built today they would last a minute.

GhostHost1000Apr 07, 2024

Tron looks cool in Tomorrowland, but the ride itself is just short and meh imo. Wish it wasn’t a cookie cutter attraction and was enhanced or expanded from the original.

UnbansheeApr 07, 2024

New character profiles added to the Team Green area recently https://blogmickey.com/2024/04/new-team-green-characters-introduced-on-first-anniversary-of-tron-lightcycle-run/

Rich BrownnApr 06, 2024

My two complaints: It feels like the portion from load to launch, and from end break to unload is longer than the actual ride and the fact it brakes so hard entering the show building. It's like it teases you outside with the visible launch and then you hit the brake and slow waaaaay down. It's almost like "ah-ha! fooled you. Ya thought it was all high speed coaster!"

ChewbaccaYourMumApr 05, 2024

To me, TRON is fun, but it needs like 15 more seconds and one more thrill, like a drop. The feeling of a drop in that position on the bike would probably feel insane.

SaucyBoyApr 05, 2024

Yes 👀