TRON Lightcycle Run looking increasingly unlikely to open in 2021

Oct 19, 2020 in "Tron Lightcyle Run rollercoaster"

Posted: Monday October 19, 2020 9:57am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

TRON Lightcyle Run looks like it will miss its originally planned 2021 opening at the Magic Kingdom, and will instead move to a 2022 opening.

According to a post on the WDWMAGIC Forums from a reliable poster who is involved in the supply chain for the construction of the coaster, construction will come to a halt at the end of the year, and will not resume until October 2021.

The plan is to complete the exterior canopies prior to the halt in construction, which will at least provide a visually clean sightline at the back of Tomorrowland.

Numerous factors have contributed to the likely delay in opening. Construction came to a complete halt during the initial COVID-19 outbreak, and although it has resumed, COVID-19 physical spacing for workers has greatly reduced the numbers of people on site. Disney is also seeking to minimize expenditure during this time, and would like to see a return to a more stable financial picture.

TRON was originally to be the centerpiece of the Magic Kingdom's 50th anniversary celebrations.

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Dunston4 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?

nbdysreal8 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 :)