Tron coaster coming to Magic Kingdom's Tomorrowland

Jul 15, 2017 in "Tron Lightcyle Run rollercoaster"

Tron concept art

Tron, the hugely popular coaster from Shanghai Disneyland, is coming to the Magic Kingdom.

To be built on a brand new area beside Space Mountain, Tron will open in time for Walt Disney World's 50th in 2021.

The TRON Lightcycle Power Run attraction at Shanghai Disneyland is a coaster-style attraction where riders board a train of two-wheeled Lightcycles. It offers access into the energy, lights and excitement of TRON’s high-tech universe.

The nearby Speedway is set to remain, although various versions of the final plan show the Speedway being radically updated from its current Indy car type look.

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Article Posted: Jul 16, 2017 / 7:20pm EDT
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bcoachable2 days ago

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

MadTeacup2 days ago

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

MansionButler842 days ago

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

Surferboy5672 days ago

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

jeanericuser0012 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.

Surferboy5672 days ago

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

trainplane32 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/

marni19712 days ago

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

JEANYLASER2 days ago

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

CastAStone2 days ago

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

MadTeacup3 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

lazyboy97o3 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.

JoeCamel3 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?

CastAStone3 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.