Lighting systems being installed in the canopy at TRON Lightcyle Run

May 10, 2021 in "Tron Lightcyle Run rollercoaster"

TRON Lightcycle Run construction - May 10 2021
Posted: Monday May 10, 2021 11:33am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Construction crews are working on the electrical systems for the lighting package at TRON Lightcycle Run.

Large runs of electric conduit can now be seen being placed throughout the canopy support structure, and various light fixtures are already being installed.

The canopy will feature a complex lighting package that will follow the ride vehicles bringing a lot of visual interest to the structure after dark.

Elsewhere on the canopy, work is continuing on removing the last few support structures.


Crews are working on removing the welded joins and repainting the structure.


Following delays due to the pandemic, the TRON ride is now expected to open later in 2022. Disney is yet to make any official announcement on a timeline for the coaster's opening.

Click the gallery for more pictures of TRON Lightcyle Run Coaster construction at the Magic Kingdom.

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JoeCamel3 hours ago

Once you enter the matrix many never leave so a small path will do oops wrong movie

Soluna164 hours ago

Do we have any idea how the connection to tomorrowland will look? Is it really just going to be the narrow path going past the Space Mountain exit gift shop?

DCBaker1 day ago

lazyboy97o6 days ago

The first Mark VII, which reused the Mark III chassis and Mark V bodies while still requiring one monorail to be destroyed for reverse engineering, was not able to make it around the monorail beam at Disneyland. It couldn’t navigate the turns and ripped off some of the bus bar. Scott Drake was the lead Imagineer for that project and Tomorrowland at Shanghai Disneyland. His current project is the giant box at Epcot.

DisneyDodo7 days ago

For sure, but that was just as true when FPs were free. For any popular ride, not everyone who wanted to ride could get a FP, leaving many guests to choose between long lines or skipping the ride. Of course, the fact that a line is long to begin with implies that many guests prefer the former option.

LittleBuford7 days ago

I wouldn’t wait that long either, but new rides have always come with ridiculously long queues.

James Alucobond7 days ago

People already wait longer than that for 4 minutes of Flight of Passage.

FeelsSoGoodToBeBad7 days ago

Sure it will. But spending a minimum of two hours in the queue for one singular ride that lasts less than two minutes vs whatever else they could do/see/ride? Many Some people will judge that not to be worth the tradeoff. (Edit - better?)

James Alucobond7 days ago

For the average unacculturated guest, things like Rise of the Resistance were already effectively impossible to ride.

LittleBuford7 days ago

Isn't that an exaggeration? Queuing will remain an option for those who don't want to pay.

EricsBiscuit7 days ago

I honestly don’t care about new rides at Disney anymore because they will be impossible to get on without being forced to pay an arm and a leg. Such a shame.

EricsBiscuit7 days ago

Wait what?

lazyboy97o7 days ago

You’re probably one of those ridiculous people who expected the Mark VIIs to actually fit on the monorail beams.

MansionButler847 days ago

It’s a design flaw in both instances. Perhaps they’ll install shrubs up top.