As you can see from this map below, both of these locations appear to be located inside of Magic Kingdom, in the Tomorrowland area.
Today’s permits were prepared by Alex Ammermann of the Buena Vista Construction Company and were filed specifically to “Provide labor, material and/or electrical for construction.” Although the exact project is not stated on these Disney World construction permits, the locations indicate that they are likely related to the TRON: Lightcycle Power Run roller coaster.
Work on this new Tomorrowland ride is progressing and the project is still presumed to be on-track for a Disney World 50th Anniversary celebration opening.
The new TRON attraction, which will be situated near the iconic Space Mountain, and is modeled after the popular Shanghai Disneyland ride. The official description of the Shanghai TRON Lightcycle Power Run description reads:
Experience high-speed thrills and chills as the Grid comes alive in a heart-pounding race for survival. Created as a friendly way for “Programs” and “Users” to interact, the Power Run pits team against team in the quintessential quest to capture 8 Energy Gates and triumph over opponents.
Prepare for digitization after entering the portal—this is your access into the energy, lights and excitement of TRON’s high-tech universe. As you leave the real world behind, you’ll proceed to the games as a member of Team Blue, ready to compete against some of the Grid’s most menacing Programs.
Keep in mind that Disney has not confirmed these two new construction permits are for the TRON coaster, but given the addresses and the current progress on the ride, it seems likely that they are associated with this upcoming attraction.
Permit Filed for Fantasyland
Yesterday, August 31, Disney filed another Magic Kingdom construction permit, this one for a location near Be Our Guest restaurant at 1400 Magic Kingdom Drive.
This permit is for “General Construction,” which could refer to just about anything, from repairing walkways to making improvements to a structure. If there are any additional developments about this Disney World permit, Inside the Magic will bring you the news quickly.
Are you excited about these recent Magic Kingdom construction permits?