PHOTOS - TRON Lightcycle Run coaster construction at the Magic Kingdom

Sep 03, 2020 in "Tron Lightcyle Run rollercoaster"

TRON Lightcycle Run construction - September 3 2020
Posted: Thursday September 3, 2020 11:51am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Here is a latest look at the TRON Lightcyle Run construction site at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.

Welding crews on the ground are preparing the supports for the huge canopy that will wrap around the front of the building and track.

The first pieces of the canopy are already in position.

On the back-side of the building, the last of the open walls are still being enclosed.

Click the gallery for lots more photos of TRON Lightcyle Run construction from Walt Disney World.

TRON Lightcyle Run is expected to open in 2021 at the Magic Kingdom, but like all projects, COVID-19 may impact timelines.

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TrainChasers18 hours ago

I spelled it the way it shows up in subtitles.

dmw18 hours ago

Is there something wrong with the earth in the future that is affecting gravity?

JoeCamel18 hours ago

I believe the current vernacular is "woah" but Uni you know

TrainChasers19 hours ago

Whoa Doc this is heavy!

corran horn19 hours ago

And there's one not even that far away from WDW...

JoeCamel23 hours ago

If they would just pony up and get one of these bad boys to pull they wouldn't need a tunnel

TrainChasers1 day ago

This is modern day Disney... we aren’t getting anything that nice! Ideally they would do “rings” of light using pixel map LED tubes. That could fun. But at this point I’ll be impressed if the tunnel has any theming at all.

Animaniac93-981 day ago

Like Disneyland's PeopleMover trip thru Tron? skip to 5:10

TrainChasers1 day ago

Same. If it’s really the entire length of the canopy I hope it’s themed so that it ads to the quality of the train ride rather than detracts.

owlsandcoffee1 day ago

My hope is that the tunnel looks a little better than the concept art makes it look.

TrainChasers1 day ago

There is supposed to be a tunnel - hopefully there will at least be a nice lighting package added to the interior of the tunnel to make it feel like you’re traveling through the tron theme.

DoleWhipDrea1 day ago

It is a shame the RR has been closed for as long as it has. Does anyone know what path the train will be taking by TRON exactly? Will it be traveling through to show off the attraction, or just passing by?

MadTeacup1 day ago

Judging by the unpoured concrete decking and amount of hardscape work left to perform, we're probably WAY past the point where it could be done by October 1st - even if they resumed right this very moment. That said, with an 18 month duration, I can almost guarantee you that the train will operate "during the 50th." You mean like Reflections-A Disney Lakeside Lodge? Yeah. Tron might have been accepting guests, but all they'd get to see is a grassy field. Hub Grass 2.0 - A Disney Parkside Meadow I'd also like to add that I'm quite happy Reflections was cancelled.

Mr. Moderate1 day ago

I understand why Disney is delaying projects until the next FY even though I dislike the thought of it and the reason why, but can the powers that be at Disney at least finish up the outside construction enough to allow the train to resume operation? Sure I was hoping that Tron would have been done for the 50th in October and was one of the many reasons why I booked my upcoming trip last two years ago, but at this point finish up the outside construction and give the guests some form of normalcy when visiting MK. Too bad Tron wasn't a DVC project as it would have been done already and accepting guests.