We were at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World today and were able to get a look at the progress of the upcoming TRON Lightcycle / Run. Work still continues on the attraction with the entry and exit points being reopened.
- Construction continues on the highly anticipated North American debut of TRON Lightcycle / Run at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.
- We were in the Storybook Circus area of the park, as well as Tomorrowland, and caught some glimpses of the ride track and show building that will house the bulk of the coaster experience.
- Previously we noted that the holes where the coaster goes from the exterior portion of the track returning to the interior show building have been sealed, not just a shut storm door or anything, but completely sealed to seamlessly match the rest of the exterior of the building. Those entry and exit points are once again open.
- When the attraction opens, guests will be able to climb aboard their own Lightcycle and hold on as they are swept into the computer world of TRON, beginning a race that will be unlike any other.
- TRON Lightcycle / Run is reported to be nearly identical to the coaster that debuted in Shanghai Disneyland when that park opened. That version of the attraction has remained extremely popular with park guests, and is a big hit with fans from all over the world.
- No official opening date has been announced for Tron Lightcycle / Run at Magic Kingdom, and a lack of mention of it during recent Christmas media events, commercials, and announcements from D23 cause many to believe it will not be open in time to celebrate Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary as originally intended.