Guests can spot continued construction beneath the white canopy of what will be the newest roller coaster at the Magic Kingdom — TRON Lightcycle / Run. This update sees the continued work on both the walkways, the Walt Disney World Railroad tunnel, and Tomorrowland Light & Power Co.
Crews have been putting the finishing touches on the canopy and continuing work on the train tunnel. The Walt Disney World Railroad has been closed since 2018.
Guests will be able to walk up the meandering walkways leading to the entrance of TRON Lightcycle / Run.
Following the futuristic style of Tomorrowland, the winding walkways give multiple perspectives of the roller-coaster and railroad.
The main walkway is almost fully paved, while workers continue to construct walls for the second walkway.
A concrete wall runs along the edge of the construction site where the second walkway will likely lead guests down a shortcut to Storybook Circus.
Only a square of the main walkway has yet to get a second layer of pavement.
A curved roof covers the Walt Disney World Railroad tunnel.
We have seen crew members and construction materials inside.
We spotted crews utilizing scissor and boom lifts to install more paneling on the edge of the canopy.
Themed elements were recently added to the entrance, visible through the framework for a smaller canopy.
Crews are still working on refurbishing the familiar Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. Guests will walk past the store to reach the new roller coaster.
Blue and white tarps cover the sections of the store that previously had decorative towers.
Scissor lifts were parked next to the store during our last few visits, but we didn’t see them in use.
A cherry picker is parked at the corner of the store.
We did see a crew member working on the building from the cherry lift.
From Storybook Circus, we can see the lockers building for TRON Lightcycle / Run. Green weather-proof sheathing now covers the steel piece above the entrance, and columns descend down to make an entrance archway.
Hopefully, Disney will announced an opening timeframe for the coaster soon, although rumors suggest it may not open until 2023. If you aren’t sure what to expect, watch our full ride POV of Shanghai’s version, TRON Lightcycle Power Run.
More updates on Tomorrowland’s newest roller-coaster can be found here: Theming Added to Entrance of TRON Lightcycle Run at Magic Kingdom.
And let us know in the comments if you’re excited to ride aboard TRON Lightcycle Run when it opens!