Permits filed to begin Tron construction at the Magic Kingdom

Jan 19, 2018 in "Tron Lightcyle Run rollercoaster"

Posted: Friday January 19, 2018 8:43am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has filed permits for the early-stage site preparation of the upcoming Tron coaster at the Magic Kingdom.

Although we aren't likely to see the actual ride being built for some time, we should soon be seeing ground clearing and site preparation work in Tomorrowland.

On this plan, MK2 refers to the TRON coaster in the upper right, which can be seen as sitting right behind the Speedway and Space Mountain.

Disney is yet to announce an opening date for Tron at Walt Disney World, but we expect to see it debut in the Spring of 2021.

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Dunston5 hours ago

I'd be surprised if this opens in Spring. Guardians is more likely to open by then. Just one man's opinion. Why on Earth did Imagineering greenlight the canopy that isn't tall enough to completely obscure the show building?

nbdysreal9 hours ago

Not the best pic to show it, but Trom just blends with the land in Shanghai and still stands out. Especially later with the lights on. I hope DW looks even half as awesome.

ImperfectPixie1 day ago

Gross. I'd prefer a more sleek look...electric cars with under lights to match the color of each car.

TrainChasers1 day ago

A sugar racers theme could tie fantasyland, tron, and IP Tomorrowland all together.

J45461 day ago

replace autopia with a new version based on the duel GP ride in Suzuka Japan. And give it a tron aesthetic, and that area will be awesome

cookiee_munster1 day ago

There's a part of me that likes to think now they've gone with this aesthetic incorporating the curved architecture the tron attraction has whether the rest of the land may adopt some more of this kind of look. I'm intrigued to see whether space mountain could have it's sharpness tamed by some kind of curved canopy instead. and autopia needs to get in the bin.

MisterPenguin1 day ago

Spring.

rle4lunch1 day ago

What's the timeline for open?

EricsBiscuit1 day ago

And they say trains aren’t sexy 😎

James Alucobond1 day ago

Prooobably just has more to do with the fact that the work being done right now is not especially exciting. Once the canopy panels start appearing or train tracks start getting laid, people will care.

jaxonp1 day ago

Maybe people just aren’t interested

optjay1 day ago

Odd there has been no updates/interest here in a week.

SammyMF8 days ago

So long as there are no mother.... insert word here... snakes.

azox8 days ago

It should also look pretty good from the people mover as well :)