VIDEO - On location with Imagineers at the TRON coaster construction site

May 16, 2019 in "Tron Lightcyle Run rollercoaster"

Disney has today shared a TRON construction update with a video shot on the site of the new coaster at the Magic Kingdom.

As you saw in our previous update, the first of the steel columns are now in place, and this video offers a closer look at the progress so far.

The TRON attraction is set to open at Magic Kingdom Park in time for Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary in 2021.

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Article Posted: May 16, 2019 / 9:34am ET
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MisterPenguin40 minutes ago

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

HKDLer54 minutes ago

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

EricsBiscuit1 hour ago

To me it looks like an enormous Sleeping Beauty Castle. Hopefully it’s only for the 50th.

Bocabear3 hours ago

I didn't even recognize it as our castle... lol Looks awful.

UNCgolf15 hours ago

I thought the exact same thing and meant to comment on it. The castle looks hideous in those photos.

LittleBuford15 hours ago

Off-topic, I know, but those are some of the least flattering shots I’ve yet seen of the castle.

UNCgolf18 hours ago

I think Rise of the Resistance is one of the longest rides they've built (at least if you're counting all the preshows -- and I think they're a fundamental part of the ride so you should), but obviously not too many people have actually been able to experience that. Still, in general, you're right. As crowds have grown, they've essentially decreased capacity. They aren't building much like the classic EPCOT people eaters which were able to both board huge numbers of people per hour and lasted 10-15 minutes (or much longer in the case of UoE).

matt911219 hours ago

I meannnn we knew that since its same as the one in asia...its critically too short. As you said 7DMT is in the same boat....its really across thd board pick your favorite new ride and the ride length will be meh. I think theres an inherent desire for more cycles per hour vs just engineering more capacity via ride length and in this case block sections. The modern demand for these parks is amazingly high yet they haven't taken that into account with anything new. FOP is the only new ride that i feel like i got some good value out of it ride length wise.

danlb_200019 hours ago

There was a permit filed early on for the construction of those restrooms.

EricsBiscuit19 hours ago

Update from the Swiss Family:

T.Will20 hours ago

IIRC the Utlidors don't go out to Space Mountain. The furthest they go in Tomorrowland is to Buzz and Star Traders.

trainplane323 hours ago

Absolutely not breaking news but some kind of news I guess... I guess Tron is going to have a restroom in its area? Makes sense. Unless it's for the utilidoors?

jyn erso3 days ago

I know it contradicts the usual critical tone this forum takes, but god, I cannot wait for this ride. I just love Tron. I'm probably one of 10 people who love Tron as much as I do. I could get into how Legacy is really a better film than most give it credit for, but I won't, and instead I'll just scream internally because I'm going to get to ride a freaking lightcycle!!! And I'll probably cry wile doing it!!! (also no shade to being critical! i'm critical of the parks too but this is just something I'm just really really excited for and want to express such excitement. I know there's lots of things about this that can and should be criticized. Just trying to keep it positive!)