PHOTOS - First piece of the canopy set in place at TRON Lightcyle Run earlier today

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TRON Lightcyle Run canopy installation

Walt Disney Imagineering has reached a major milestone in the development of TRON Lightcycle Run as the first piece of the canopy was set in place today.

This piece is the first of nearly 40 pieces that will create a dramatic “curved wave” canopy, known as the Upload Conduit.

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Article Posted: Sep 15, 2020 / 3:48pm ET
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Bocabear1 day ago

Way things are going it will be years before you are able to get on

matt91122 days ago

Yeah sorry i live in florida and had an AP for years and still haven't riden ROTR...nothing like having a real job am i right?

doctornick2 days ago

Also, they had already build some of the AAs for WRE and those got repurposed for Listen to the Land once Epcot was being built.

owlsandcoffee2 days ago

@Movielover is correct. Where Big Thunder is now there was supposed to be a large complex called Thunder Mesa, with a Cowboy version of PoTC called "Western River Expedition" inside of it. The energy crisis happened, and by the time Disney had money to spend they were planning EPCOT. Thunder Mesa never got built. On top of that, everyone was asking "Where is Pirates????" when WDW opened. Marc Davis was tasked with adapting it for Florida, and took some things away so it would complement Western River Expedition. Thus the worse version of Pirates. If you want to read about it here is the blog post where I learned all this stuff.

Nutso4Disney2 days ago

Was never into Tron, but adding another thrill coaster to WDW is a plus in my opinion whatever the theme is I suppose.

Magicart872 days ago

Gah! Cindi Castle looks like it's sponsored by Pepto Bismol™

Movielover2 days ago

It's exactly that reason why Pirates was a afterthought. They figured East Coast would not be as attracted to the mythos of pirates since its part of the history there. Which is why WDW's Frontierland was going to be the big star with Western River complex.

4122 days ago

Pirate themed area:

J45463 days ago

I really wish theyd have brought Treasure Cove to the Magic Kingdom instead of Tron coaster but oh well. If your gonna take something from the Shanghai Park, Treasure cove is amazing, and its pirate themed. Orlando the only disney location thats near the carribean in Florida. And florida has a lot of Pirate lore in the state as well. Why does Orlando have the worst Pirates ride and no pirate themed area?

dreday33 days ago

That's longer than I thought it would be! I'm really looking forward to this ride.

MisterPenguin3 days ago

Test Trak: You're in a car. Going 60 mph. The end. Slow and boring.

wedenterprises3 days ago

ha! yep this looks slow and boring. The launch will be fun though!

MisterPenguin3 days ago

Unfortunately, it ain't. (Unless we can convince WDW otherwise with complaints.)

HKDLer3 days ago

Found a pretty accurate recreation of Tron Lightcycle Brake Run on youtube: