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TRON Lightcycle Run construction - March 8 2021

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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Article Posted: Mar 10, 2021 / 8:35am ET
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corran horn2 days ago

I can see the billboards now...NAHTAHSKUL

Bocabear2 days ago

In regards to Tomorrowland, I think as a society our view of "The Future" ceases to be an inspiring vision of a technologically advanced , beautiful world, and is more about wars, violence and darkness ( with technology) How do we as a society turn that around to imagine a future world to aspire to...an inspirational view of the future... That seems to be what is lost today... We can't get there....

Surferboy5672 days ago

Sure, I agree with this. Not sure why but EPCOT just has a different vibe to it that I associate with Discovery then just about any other Disney Park maybe it’s the heavy emphasis on humanity. I do agree it can be used as a loose construct to fit any theme.

Brer Oswald2 days ago

It’s “learning” but there was a shared theme of humanity between the World Showcase and Future World. The all encompassing “theme” of Discovery isn’t really a theme at all. It’s something that can be applied to any Disney park.

Surferboy5672 days ago

The concept of learning has been apart of EPCOT since the beginning (not of recently). I am merely doing a bit of armchair Imagineering. Also...World Discovery is what I mean.

Brer Oswald2 days ago

Discovery of what? How many T Shirts, Plush toys and mugs I can buy in a single visit?

UNCgolf2 days ago

It's not like that anymore, though -- Space Mountain is the only thing that fits that idea. The Speedway was never futuristic, and stuff like the Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor and Buzz Lightyear have nothing to do with any vision of the future.

Surferboy5672 days ago

Not about school, about Discovery

Brer Oswald2 days ago

That’s what I want, but that’s not what it is. The futurism of the 50s was so far out there that it will never be reached. At least, not in the way it was expected.

Brer Oswald2 days ago

I consider Epcot more of a park about humanity than I do a park about school.

GimpYancIent2 days ago

Tomorrowland evolved at a time when 20 years into the future was 1984. I see Tomorrowland as a snapshot of how people at one time (in the now past) viewed the future. No to change it to a view of how the current generation views the up coming future would destroy that unique small view of that history.

Surferboy5672 days ago

I think the main cast of Hiro and Co, being interested in science though the school and such works well in EPCOT. If it’s just Baymax though we are in agreement.

Brer Oswald2 days ago

Baymax the robot fits fine in Tomorrowland. Baymax the robot. Not Big Hero 6. Not Sanfransokyo. Not Hiro. Not the school. I think the gameplan for IP in Tomorrowland should be specific concepts and characters that fit in line with futurism. Book report areas and rides? No. But they’ll do whatever they want.

SplashZander2 days ago

The spinner wouldn't take up the whole plot. A pond with fountains underneath the people mover supports would be gorgeous with Tron in the background.