Scaffolding tower in place at TRON Lightcycle Run as building is opened up

Jun 03, 2021 in "Tron Lightcyle Run rollercoaster"

TRON Lightcycle Run construction - June 3 2021
Posted: Thursday June 3, 2021 12:32pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The TRON construction site at the Magic Kingdom has seen some significant changes today as crews install a large scaffolding tower and open up part of the building.

Looking at the right side of the scaffolding tower int he photo below you can see fairly large section of the building has been opened.

The scaffolding tower is heading towards the part where the track enters the building, suggesting we may soon see that area opened up.

On other parts of the structure more supports have been added ready for the canopy installation.


Progress continues to be made, albeit at a much slower rate than typically seen on a project of this size. Disney has not yet mentioned any projected opening date since the project was paused and then slowed during the COVID-19 shutdown. Best estimates put an opening in the first half of 2022.

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DisneyDodo5 hours 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.

LittleBuford5 hours ago

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

James Alucobond5 hours ago

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

FeelsSoGoodToBeBad5 hours 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 Alucobond6 hours ago

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

LittleBuford6 hours ago

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

EricsBiscuit6 hours 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.

EricsBiscuit6 hours ago

Wait what?

lazyboy97o6 hours ago

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

MansionButler847 hours ago

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

MisterPenguin8 hours ago

Because it's a copy of the one in Asia and it's already been engineered to work (i.e., not collapse) for its shape and size; and making a brand-new bigger one would have added months and months of extra development and ballooned the cost greater than its already exorbitant sum.

Bocabear9 hours ago

I am hoping they do not touch the spectacular architecture of Space Mountain...it in itself is perfection... Adding a Tron Canopy would destroy the architectural intent and ruin the overall look...the way the arcade does... That said there could be some sort of a visual bridge between the two styles without diminishing the look of the original Space Mountain. Shanghai's Tomorrowland is beautiful in person but looks kind of like a shopping center in a metropolitan city...Not as futuristic or whimsical as it could or should be. Yes the Tron canopy is great, but that is really the only thing of interest...

drizgirl10 hours ago

Perhaps there's also less enthusiasm when they realized they're going to have to pay in the range of $80 (in addition to park admission) for a family of 4 to ride said one minute ride. My own personal thought is that new rides are dead to me now. If I stumble onto one easily that would be great. But mostly they're dead to me.

larryz11 hours ago

Notice he didn't specify a year...