PHOTO - New TRON concept art shows a number of changes since the original announcement

Aug 23, 2019 in "Tron Lightcyle Run rollercoaster"

Posted: Friday August 23, 2019 9:41am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Newly released concept art from D23 Expo shows a number of changes to the TRON Lightcycle Run coaster since its original announcement in 2017.

Some observations on the differences between the two pieces of concept art.

  • The railroad now appears to pass by the TRON attraction inside an enclosed tunnel.
  • The TRON signage has been removed from above the entrance to a separate marquee in the walkway in-front of the building.
  • Escalators up into the building have been replaced with what appears to be a ramp and elevated pathway.
  • The gravity building where much of the track is located is now clearly visible.
  • Walkways have been revised around the entrance area.

It is standard practice for concept art to change, particularly as production begins after the initial announcement, and changes are still possible.

Discuss on the Forums

Bocabear1 hour ago

I am hoping they do not touch the spectacular architecture of Space Mountain...it in itself is perfection... Adding a Tron Canopy would destroy the architectural intent and ruin the overall look...the way the arcade does... That said there could be some sort of a visual bridge between the two styles without diminishing the look of the original Space Mountain. Shanghai's Tomorrowland is beautiful in person but looks kind of like a shopping center in a metropolitan city...Not as futuristic or whimsical as it could or should be. Yes the Tron canopy is great, but that is really the only thing of interest...

drizgirl1 hour ago

Perhaps there's also less enthusiasm when they realized they're going to have to pay in the range of $80 (in addition to park admission) for a family of 4 to ride said one minute ride. My own personal thought is that new rides are dead to me now. If I stumble onto one easily that would be great. But mostly they're dead to me.

larryz2 hours ago

Notice he didn't specify a year...

larryz2 hours ago

I think people finally realized they've been waiting three years for a one minute ride.

Dunston8 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?

nbdysreal12 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 Alucobond2 days 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.