PHOTOS - Latest look at TRON Lightcycle Run construction at the Magic Kingdom

Jan 04, 2021 in "Tron Lightcyle Run rollercoaster"

TRON Lightcycle Run construction - January 4 2021
Posted: Monday January 4, 2021 10:12am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

In our first look at TRON Light Cycle Run for 2021 crews are continuing to work on the exterior canopy along with closing up the building ahead of a planned pause in construction.

Most notably, the area where the track emerges from the building is now closed off to protect the building from the elements.

The canopy continues to progress, with the majority of the support structure now in place.

Click the gallery for more pictures of TRON Lightcyle Run construction.

Although a delay to the opening of TRON has not been announced, we understand that once the canopy is complete in January, work will be suspended until October 2021, with an opening planned for 2022. The ride was originally expected to open in Spring 2021 and be the centerpiece of the Magic Kingdom 50th celebration.

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JEANYLASER5 minutes ago

I can't hardly wait for the Tron: Lightcycle run at the Magic Kingdom and I can't wait for the Walt Disney World Train goes Through the Tron: Lightcycle run tunnel!

JoeCamel4 days ago

I would imagine each panel is unique like the space shuttle tiles. It would suck to drop one.

trainplane34 days ago

I was thinking they're there to assist with installation. Something along the lines of a "safety net" in the event initial mounting fails. Looks somewhat similar here (like they were removed as the canopy was finalized):

danlb_20004 days ago

The netting is a similar color to the clear panels that will cover the canopy, maybe they decided to take the cheaper route here. ;)

jt045 days ago

I don't think they have anything like osha in china. Oh, the irony.

JoeCamel5 days ago

Safety? any china vids show this technique?

J45465 days ago

whats that netting for?

DCBaker5 days ago

jt046 days ago

It certainly appears to be the goal.

SpectroMickey856 days ago

Super excited to ride this! If Im understanding correctly the earliest projected opening would be Spring? Might they have the lighted canopy up and running this fall and, hate to get my hopes up here but maaaybe the Rail Road? 🤞 haha. (Apologies if this has been asked a million times.)

Disney Analyst7 days ago

I mean not every… but they could use a few more indoor attractions…

marni19717 days ago

You said it. I wouldn’t be so daft.

mergatroid7 days ago

To be honest we usually go October/November to catch HHN so less thunder and lightning than in the Summer. However anytime we're doing IOA, we do a weather check first.

MansionButler847 days ago

Works for USO.