Tron

Video Update on TRON Attraction Coming to Magic Kingdom Park

Concept art for the TRON attraction being built at Magic Kingdom Park in Walt Disney World.

Concept art for the TRON attraction being built at Magic Kingdom Park in Walt Disney World.

The steel columns are going up at the site of the new TRON attraction. These columns will support the coaster’s track in Tomorrowland.  Recently, Disney shared with me a special look at the columns and the progress Walt Disney Imagineers, Disney cast members and project teams have made in the past 12 months.

TRON is on track to open by October, 2021 for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary.


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.

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.

Work on Tron Coaster Has Begun but Brings These Closures

Tron Coaster coming soon to Walt Disney World

Tron Coaster coming soon to Walt Disney World

On my last trip to Magic Kingdom it was clear that work has begun on the new Tron-themed coaster in Tomorrowland. This new ride is going just to the left of Space Mountain. Also, Disney has erected a new Tron-themed billboard that’s now visible from Storybook Circus.

A Tron coaster billboard has been erected at Magic Kingdom Park

A Tron coaster billboard has been erected at Magic Kingdom Park

Ride Closures

Due to the construction of Tron, Disney has announced two new ride closures: 

The Walt Disney World Railroad will temporarily close beginning in December 2018. A reopening date has not been announced.  

The Tomorrowland Speedway will close for a portion of 2019, as the track is adjusted. It will reopen as the same attraction in the summer of 2019. Personally, I'd love to see a total redesign of this attraction as well.

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New Coaster for Magic Kingdom Park

Disney announced that a new Tron attraction will sit in an entirely new area right next to the Space Mountain attraction at Magic Kingdom Park

The TRON Lightcycle Power Run attraction at Shanghai Disneyland is a coaster-style attraction where riders will 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.

The Tron attraction will open in time for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary in 2021.

A coaster-style attraction based on Tron is in the works for Magic Kingdom Park. 

 

By Darren Wittko, Specializing in Disney Destinations