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

Mar 10, 2021 in "Tron Lightcyle Run rollercoaster"

TRON Lightcycle Run construction - March 8 2021
Posted: Wednesday March 10, 2021 8:35am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Construction crews reached another milestone earlier this week by installing the highest point of the canopy structure that wraps around the front of TRON Lightcyle Run.

Workers can be seen all over the structure welding pieces in place as this stage of the build is nearing a close.

Although a delay to the opening of TRON has not been announced, we understand that once the canopy is complete in the early part of 2021, 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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JoeCamel10 hours ago

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

trainplane315 hours 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_200016 hours 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. ;)

jt0423 hours ago

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

JoeCamel1 day ago

Safety? any china vids show this technique?

J45461 day ago

whats that netting for?

DCBaker1 day ago

jt042 days ago

It certainly appears to be the goal.

SpectroMickey852 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 Analyst2 days ago

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

marni19712 days ago

You said it. I wouldn’t be so daft.

mergatroid2 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.

MansionButler842 days ago

Works for USO.

Jrb19792 days ago

Yes let's put every attraction inside a building. 🙄.