Latest look at TRON Lightcycle Run construction at Magic Kingdom

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TRON Lightcycle Run construction - July 26 2022
Posted: Tuesday July 26, 2022 11:43am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Construction continues at TRON Lightcycle Run in Magic Kingdom as crews work towards finally completing the new Disney World rollercoaster.

For a quick overview, watch the video below, and then scroll down to see more photos.




These closeups show a lot of concrete work around the entrance ramp.




Looking at the Walt Disney World Railroad tunnel below, the first signs of preparation work for the track are now visible.


The building at the top of the ramp that is presumed to be restrooms is looking very close to completion.


Finally, work is continuing all over the side of the Tomorrowland Power Co building, which will serve as the entrance and exit area for TRON.


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iMax57 minutes ago

Apparently the ride got granted Ridership recently? Not sure how true (if even)

Coaster Lover1 hour ago

Too many people in ECVs in Orlando... too high of a risk of an inexperienced ECV driver crashing through the glass and causing a "Thelma & Louise" type situation (kidding, of course... but then again, maybe not...)

MisterPenguin1 hour ago

The concept and ideas for a third film continued behind the scenes, from August 2016 to March 2017, when Jared Leto was announced to have signed on to co-star as a new character named Ares. In March 2019, co-producer Justin Springer confirmed that development on the project is ongoing; stating: "...it's about finding the right time, right script, and the right people at the studio..."[31] In June 2020 the Walt Disney Studios President of Music & Soundtracks, Mitchel Leib, stated that while the studio hopes that Kosinski will return to the franchise, the studio is currently searching for a director. He also confirmed that the intention is for [URL='https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daft_Punk']Daft Punk to once again serve as [URL='https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Composer']composers on the [URL='https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_score']film soundtrack score.[URL='https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tron_(franchise)#cite_note-Tron_3_LightTheFusePodcast-32'][32] However, it is unknown if the duo are reported to be reprising their return to the score, due to their official breakup as a band on February 22, 2021. By July of the same year, [I]The DisInsider[/I] provided an update on the project confirming that Leto and the cast from [I]Tron: Legacy[/I] will co-star in the film, while stating that the company is looking at new directors.[URL='https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tron_(franchise)#cite_note-Tron_3_TheDisInsider-33'][33] In August 2020, it was announced that [URL='https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garth_Davis']Garth Davis will serve as director with a script written by Jesse Wigutow. In addition to Leto's role as one of the main characters, he will serve as co-producer with Justin Springer and Emma Ludbrook.[URL='https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tron_(franchise)#cite_note-Tron_3_Deadline-34'][34] Leto expressed his excitement for production, crediting the original film as well as [URL='https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tron_(video_game)']the original video game that he played as a child as being influential in his career.[/INDENT] August 2020 is the last info we have that 'they're working on it.' [URL unfurl="true"]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tron_(franchise)#Untitled_sequel_(TBA)

GladToBeHear8 hours ago

::sigh:: The glass looks so much better.

egg9 hours ago

The sequel was dead before it was announced for MK. It’s worth noting that the canopy doesn’t resemble the aesthetics of either Tron movie nor does it make any thematic sense. But changing the vehicles and projections would probably cost an extra $50 million or for a likely questionable result so I don’t think it’d be worth it.

Andrew M9 hours ago

the only reason I ever heard of Tron before the sequel/reboot:

brb100615 hours ago

I honestly wouldn't had know about the existence of Tron if it wasn't for Kingdom Hearts II.

jaxonp1 day ago

Here’s a photo I took back in 2018… Shanghai Tron has both glass and metal rails.

jaxonp1 day ago

I can’t remember is Shanghai has glass or not. Either way, I agree but… imagine keeping the glass clean would have been a nightmare Edit: see next post

LittleBuford1 day ago

I like old movies, so it’s not a pacing issue for me; it’s just a matter of taste. Sci-Fi and tech-themed movies never appealed to me as much as certain other genres.

J45461 day ago

Kinda bummed we aren't getting the glass/clear railing around the raised pathway, but I'm sure it'll look nice regardless. I hope they incorporate some pattern work into the concrete at least

marni19711 day ago

It can be very… pedestrian…. when watched today.

Br0ckford1 day ago

Agreed. I loved the first movie. Tried to watch it with my son when the sequel came out. He was kinda bored by it. Once we saw the sequel he wanted to watch the original again. He enjoyed much more as he wanted to see the back story.

LittleBuford1 day ago

Oh, I could definitely recognise its originality. Visually, it was very impressive, and I’m glad I watched it for that reason alone. I just found the plot extremely boring, to the point where I don’t think I’ll ever watch it again. I certainly understand why it appeals to others, though.