Two years ago at the 2017 D23 Expo in Hall D23, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek announced one of the flagship attractions from Shanghai Disneyland would be coming to the Magic Kingdom just in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of that park.
Today, the land has been cleared and most of the indoor track has been assembled for this thrilling coaster that takes you to the Game Grid of Tron and lets you experience what is it like to be a Program facing off against other light cycles (through a little Disney magic).
Rising from former backstage area, this coaster along with its show building will stand out from most areas of Tomorrowland. But if it stays true to the concept art and the building it is designed after, it will not only be a welcome piece of architecture but will also add a beautiful light display that has been missing from this area.
While no official date has been announced, we can tell from construction progress there is still a lot of work to happen, including building the entire show building but the canopy and reworking of the train tracks and walkways in the area.
When complete, the TRON coaster will be the first attraction in any of the U.S. parks since Disneyland’s Peoplemover to have any tie to the World of TRON (unless you count ElecTRONica at Disney California Adventure).
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