Exciting New Disney Thrill Ride Inches Closer to Completion

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TRON coaster at night

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Walt Disney World Resort offers Guests so many choices for entertainment on its whopping 27,000 acres of property. From thrilling rides like Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster to spooky and creepy rides like Haunted Mansion and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Disney World is filled to the brim of fun and exciting rides for Guests to experience. One of the most exciting upcoming rides coming to Walt Disney World is the highly-anticipated TRON Lightcycle / Run roller coaster.

TRON Coaster Progress at Magic Kingdom
Image Credit: @bioreconstruct (right)

Recently, we got a sneak-peek at the construction going on in the Magic Kingdom for this new ride. User bioreconstruct (@bioreconstruct) shared some photos of the progress being made on the exciting new attraction. See the tweets below:

Current view of Tron canopy from Storybook Circus.

The account also shared other photos of the ride:

View of Tron from within Grand Floridian Resort.

A view of the work on the Tron Canopy. Some completed fabric at right and center.

States of Tron Canopy. Blue netting to assist placement, with bundles of canopy fabric on top. A look at canopy exterior. A look at the underside.

Concrete forms starting for next portion of the steam train route through the Tron site.

A look at Tron and Space Mountain over the tree line, as seen from within Polynesian Resort.

Announced back in 2017, the upcoming TRON Lightcycle / Run coaster is seemingly a copy of Shanghai Disneyland’s version based on Tron: Legacy (2010), Disney’s “soft reboot” of the Tron series complete with a killer soundtrack by Daft Punk. While progress is being made every day for the brand new TRON Lightcycle / Run coaster coming to Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland, there are quite a lot of doubts that it will open anytime soon.

Disney Tron Coaster
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More on TRON Lightcycle Power Run at Shangai Disneyland Resort:

The Ultimate Competition

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.

Adrenaline-pumping music, lights and 3-D graphics inspire a furious surge toward the winner’s circle. Traverse TRON’s electrifying multi-sensory environment as you speed, dip and dive through digitized darkness on one of the fastest indoor roller coasters in Disney theme park history.

Sync Chamber
Step inside the techno-style zone featuring glowing glass rails, a real-time Raceview and blue laser lights that etch patterns through space—this is where Users synchronize with their Lightcycles. Feel the power activating as you jump on, grab the handles and brace to face an unknown digital frontier.

Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom
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Are you excited for this new roller coaster to open at the Magic Kingdom? Let us know in the comments below.

At Magic Kingdom there is so much to see and do! Cinderella Castle is decked out for the 50th anniversary and soon Festival of Fantasy and Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire will return. You can ride the three big mountains: Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, and Big Thunder Mountain, or calm things down on Peter Pan’s Flight. Rope drop the Park to get on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and then enjoy a mid-day snack with some Dole Whip. Be sure to meet Mickey Mouse and enjoy the firework show, Disney Enchantment! 

Let the expert team at Academy Travel help you plan your next magical vacation to Disney World’s water parks, four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios — and the Disney Springs shopping and dining district!

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