We now know TRON Lightcycle / Run will open at Magic Kingdom in spring 2023. Until then, there’s still work to be done on the attraction’s exterior.
Crews have added more pieces to the small canopy over the attraction’s entrance.
Crew members in scissor lifts were working on the small canopy during our most recent trip on the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover.
Multiple doorways are visible at the entrance—at least one will be for standby and another for Lightning Lane. The entrance is decorated with curved metallic paneling.
Disney has not announced an opening timeframe for the Walt Disney World Railroad, which will now go through a tunnel beneath TRON Lightcycle / Run. We can assume the railroad will open before or around the same time as the new coaster.
The coaster itself is complete and has been undergoing testing. Most of the remaining construction work is on the surrounding walkways and landscaping.
Permanent metal railings were recently added to a stretch of the elevated walkway that leads to the attraction’s entrance.
A second walkway will go beneath the coaster to Storybook Circus. Some paving for this walkway has been completed, visible beneath the elevated walkway.
There are several concrete planters around the walkway entrances. It looks like the area will be turned into a sort of courtyard.
Fresh pavement has been laid in the area cordoned off with caution tape.
There are small gaps between some of the sections of pavement, presumably to be filled in later.
Concrete walls separate the courtyard and walkways from the future backstage areas and the Walt Disney World Railroad tunnel.
The ground beyond the walls is still not paved at all.
There is still a significant gap in the train tracks leading up to the tunnel, although rails have been installed inside the tunnel.
There are lights lining the tunnel.
Nearby train track rails are still missing their sleeper pieces.
Sleepers were recently installed along this section of track, but there hasn’t been significant progress since.
A walkway is also under construction beneath the PeopleMover track.
Crews were working on paving this new walkway when we passed by.
From Storybook Circus, we took another look at the elevated walkway.
There are still sections that need permanent railings.
It looks like all the white paneling has been installed along the edge of the main canopy.
The walkway leads to this small building, which will be for lockers.
Paneling has also been completed on its exterior.
A single wire hangs from the marquee, presumably to connect to a light-up sign.
We could see something covered in transparent tarp.
Finally, work continues on Tomorrowland Light & Power Co., a.k.a. the Space Mountain gift shop — soon to be the TRON Lightcycle / Run gift shop, too.
The awning around the side of the shop was extended. Crew members were working on the wall at the back of the building.
Decorative towers used to adorn the side of the building but were removed, presumably to open up the walkway that will be much busier after TRON Lightcycle / Run opens.
The gift shop is currently closed for interior refurbishment. A reopening date has not been announced.
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