Exciting news from Magic Kingdom! Today Disney shared a major construction milestone for the highly-anticipated TRON attraction. The first steel support columns have been installed!
The steel columns will serve as the framework that’ll support the coaster’s track in Tomorrowland. They also shared a video with a special look at the columns and the progress Walt Disney Imagineers, Disney cast members and project teams have made in bringing the attraction to life.
The TRON attraction is based on the guest-favorite attraction TRON Lightcycle Power Run at Shanghai Disneyland. This coaster-style attraction will allow riders to board a train of two-wheeled Lightcycles for a thrilling race through the digital frontier.
Earlier this year, cast members continued a Disney tradition by signing their names on one of the first steel support columns for the new attraction.
The TRON attraction is set to open at Magic Kingdom Park in time for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary in 2021.
Last summer Disney announced that a Tron coaster-style attraction would be coming to Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom Park. Today, Disney shared a first look at the new Tron-themed billboard at Magic Kingdom Park that guests can now see from Storybook Circus.
The new attraction will occupy an entirely new area next to Tomorrowland’s Space Mountain, and as Disney prepares to accommodate Tron into the park, a few modifications will be made to nearby attractions as construction begins.
First, the Walt Disney World Railroad will temporarily take up residence at the Main Street Station starting in December 2018, pausing its grand-circle tours of Magic Kingdom Park. During this time, guests will be able to get an up-close look at the railroad and take advantage of one-of-a-kind photo opportunities.
The Tomorrowland Speedway will close for a portion of 2019, as the attraction’s track is adjusted. It will reopen as the same attraction our guests know and love in the summer of 2019.
Magic Kingdom’s Tron attraction, which is set to debut in time for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary in 2021, is based on TRON Lightcycle Power Run at Shanghai Disneyland (pictured above). This coaster-style attraction allows riders to board a train of two-wheeled Lightcycles for a thrilling race through the digital frontier. TRON Lightcycle Power Run debuted on Shanghai Disneyland’s opening day and quickly became the highest-rated attraction at the park.
Shanghai Disneyland’s highest rated attraction is coming to Walt Disney World Resort! The Tron attraction will be built right next to Space Mountain at Magic Kingdom park.
This is a coaster-style attraction where riders board a train of two-wheeled Lightcycles. It offers access into the energy, lights and excitement of TRON’s high-tech universe and is one of the most thrilling adventures at any Disney park.
Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, also said during the D23 presentation that the plan is to open the Tron attraction in time for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary in 2021.