A look inside the new Tomorrowland Launch Depot home of TRON merchandise at Magic Kingdom

Apr 07, 2023 in "Tomorrowland Launch Depot"

Tomorrowland Launch Depot
Posted: Friday April 7, 2023 7:00am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The Tomorrowland Launch Depot is now open at Magic Kingdom, serving as the merchandise headquarters for the new TRON Lightcycle Run attraction.


Taking over the space of the former Tomorrowland Light & Power Co., Launch Depot will also serve as the exit from Space Mountain.



Launch Depot is hard to miss, with the building sitting at the entrance and exit corridor to the TRON area. There are doors at both ends of the building, and along the sides, with window displays highlighting the merchandise.

Inside you'll find all of the merchandise initially sold in the pop-up stores on opening day, with the addition of the TRON Identity Program. You can find out more about that here.



The space is light and airy - a nice upgrade from the former Light & Power Co. that often seemed to be a neglected space selling random Disney merchandise alongside massage chairs and phone chargers.

A made to order area allows you to create custom TRON phone cases, Apple Watch bands, magnets and headphone cases.


Launch Depot is also home to a Fuel Rod charger station.

Click the gallery to see more photos from inside Tomorrowland Launch Depot.

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gerarar9 days ago

Cross-posting to here, but Tron just had its worst day operationally since the ride opened, and it just celebrated its first anniversary/birthday last week! Here are the top 3 days with the most downtime: April 9, 2024 (today) with 467 mins (~8hrs) of downtime July 12, 2023 with 392 mins (~7hrs) of downtime Sept 24, 2023 with 370 (~6hrs) mins of downtime Tron usually has very good uptime and reliability, so these kind of bad days are very rare. Today's problems stem from yesterday (4/8) where it shut down around 4pm and never reopened for the rest of the day. That continued 'til today until it finally reopened at 1pm, but then went down again for another 3 hours. Only 100 BGs were called today. Good news (kinda) is MK doesn't seem to be that busy as the morning and afternoon VQ windows lasted for minutes today, which is longer than the norm.

TrainsOfDisney12 days ago

ok

dmc49312 days ago

No one told me I was supposed to be reviewing the rides on Yelp

Advisable Joseph12 days ago

It has a 4.3 on yelp. For comparison, Space Mountain also has 4.3. So does Big Thunder. Jungle Cruise has 3.7. Haunted Mansion was better: 4.5. EDIT: This article from Christmastime 2023 also gives context.

tparris12 days ago

Okay.

DonniePeverley12 days ago

Like every modern DIsney ride - way too short, rather than the epic attractions they once built. Probably with an eye on keeping the queues down, rather than building a ride that has legacy for all time. If Jungle Cruise, Pirates etc were built today they would last a minute.

GhostHost100012 days ago

Tron looks cool in Tomorrowland, but the ride itself is just short and meh imo. Wish it wasn’t a cookie cutter attraction and was enhanced or expanded from the original.

Unbanshee12 days ago

New character profiles added to the Team Green area recently https://blogmickey.com/2024/04/new-team-green-characters-introduced-on-first-anniversary-of-tron-lightcycle-run/

Rich Brownn13 days ago

My two complaints: It feels like the portion from load to launch, and from end break to unload is longer than the actual ride and the fact it brakes so hard entering the show building. It's like it teases you outside with the visible launch and then you hit the brake and slow waaaaay down. It's almost like "ah-ha! fooled you. Ya thought it was all high speed coaster!"

ChewbaccaYourMum14 days ago

To me, TRON is fun, but it needs like 15 more seconds and one more thrill, like a drop. The feeling of a drop in that position on the bike would probably feel insane.

SaucyBoy14 days ago

Yes πŸ‘€

Basil of Baker Street14 days ago

I don't hate it. Just too short of a ride for the amount of time you wait. Takeoff and 1st turn is exciting but that's about it. RnRC and Velosicoster does it better. I just wouldn't wait long for it. Would be a nice LL pickup. And I like Mission Space.

Brian14 days ago

The short ride time is a common complaint among surveyed guests. I'd expect that to become even more common once the VQ goes away.

gerarar14 days ago

It's been very reliable. There's only a handful of days where the ride has been down for an "extended period". I believe this and GOTG: CR have been superb for their uptime throughout the park days.