PHOTO - Recently filed permits show the precise location of the TRON coaster and new Main Street Theater

Dec 05, 2017 in "Tron Lightcyle Run rollercoaster"

Recently filed construction plans show us the precise locations of two of the Magic Kingdom's upcoming projects.

Although neither will come as a surprise to those of you following the projects closely, it does at least confirm their positions within the park.

On this plan, MK2 refers to the TRON coaster in the upper right, which can be seen as sitting right behind the Speedway and Space Mountain.

In the lower left corner of the plan, MK1 refers to the new Main Street U.S.A. theater, which we can see is backstage in the area behind Town Square Theater.

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Article Posted: Dec 05, 2017 / 1:17pm EDT
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bcoachable5 days ago

Boooo Booooo, Bad Form... (throws popcorn at the phone screen)

MadTeacup5 days ago

I'm only asking because the date on the Disney Parks Blog post hasn't been updated and still says 2022.

MansionButler845 days ago

Okay, time to pick this up, move it to Tom Sawyer Island, and retheme it.

Surferboy5675 days ago

TRON Uprising mimicked the music to pretty decent effect. It wasn’t on the level of Daft Punk but it worked.

jeanericuser0015 days ago

If I know disney they will probably use a cheap alternative possibly a dubstep copycat. The only question is what machine will they sample sound from when it comes time to do the instrumentation.

Surferboy5675 days ago

A shame, was hoping to see them for future TRON projects if they were to happen.

trainplane35 days ago

Some barely related to the Tron coaster news but I still bunch them together from this morning: https://pitchfork.com/news/daft-punk-call-it-quits/

marni19715 days ago

The 50th birthday is this year. They’re atypically stretching the celebration out to promote it as much as possible.

JEANYLASER5 days ago

Tron: Lightcycle/run ride will be open next year for the 50th birthday!

CastAStone5 days ago

Ok in November they reconfirmed the previously communicated date. You caught me lacking absolute precision.

MadTeacup5 days ago

Really? Imagineering is stating that it's been pushed back to 2023. https://www.instagram.com/p/CEnK1oJj6h1/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

lazyboy97o6 days ago

The panels are really just screwed onto the girts, the “beams” that run horizontally from column to column. They likely had to add some girts to the coaster re-entry opening as the panels are narrower than the opening. You’re right that the panels will have to be removed. There are likely panels that match the arched opening being stored somewhere for when they are needed.

JoeCamel6 days ago

@lazyboy97o How are the skin panels attached? Clips, rails bolts? Looks like they might remove the surrounding panels and install ones that fit the frame of the opening? I thought they were very long sheets but if they are rectangles then they might not lay flat?

CastAStone6 days ago

The reaffirmed the previously announced opening date for MMRR West in November so I don’t think they have plans to suspend construction there.