Photos: Major Progress on TRON Coaster at Magic Kingdom!

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At the 2017 D23 Expo, the Walt Disney Company announced that the TRON Lightcycle Power Run roller coaster would be coming to Walt Disney World Resort’s Magic Kingdom theme park in time for its 50th Anniversary Celebration — the Most Magical Celebration on Earth — in 2021.

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The project was, of course, halted during Disney World’s temporary coronavirus closure earlier this year, but construction has now resumed. Yesterday, Twitter user @bioreconstruct shared several photos of progress on the new thrill ride. The construction team is currently working on raising the canopy that will be one of the ride’s hallmark features.

The caption on this image reads:

Must of the of outdoor Tron roller coaster track is covered to prevent damage while the canopy is raised.

Another photo showcases some of the free form wave canopy. @biorecontruct provided these details:

Current state of the white free form structure of the Tron canopy. The rust-brown structure is temporary. Orange plastic covers some of the Tron roller coaster track.

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Finally, @bioreconstruct shared a photo of the TRON show building from the Disney World Monorail:

The new TRON Lightcycle Power Run coaster is based off of the ride at Shanghai Disneyland, which is described as:

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.

Although rumors have recently been swirling online about a TRON coaster delay, Disney has not confirmed that the project will not be finished ahead of Disney World’s 50th Anniversary Celebration.

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Until Disney provides confirmation one way or the other, fans can work under the assumption that they will be able to enjoy the new Tomorrowland attraction throughout 2021. Stay tuned to the ITM newsletter — sign up below! — for the latest Disney Parks news.

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