Magic Kingdom and TRON Lightcycle / Run Update – October 13th 2020

It’s been a few weeks since we provided you with a TRON Lightcycle / Run Update from Magic Kingdom. As the project is trucking right along, we get more excited each day. Let’s take a quick look:


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Upon arrival to the Magic Kingdom parking entrance, we noticed a stellar looking blue and golden repaint of the plaza. Dark blue meets an abundance of gold. A very nice upgrade. Perhaps in preparation of the park’s 50th anniversary in 2021!

The weather itself was gorgeous too. The crowds sure agreed, as lines around the park were quite long. So we didn’t end up riding anything.

Well, we did ride one thing. Barnstormer! Which too, hosted a healthy line of about 20 minutes.

Obviously we’re excited for the new coaster. Given that Barnstormer‘s queue does give the best viewing spots for TRON construction, we may as well ride.

Most of the physical work being done on TRON Ligthcycle / Run involves lifting the canopy and its supports into place.

The biggest part of the canopy is the ride’s massive turn at the beginning of the ride layout. Currently several dozen temporary pieces are in place to hold up parts of the canopy of this futuristic attraction.

If you look closely you’ll see a ton of hooks and grab points that will allow for the canopy to be held up in the exact space needed.

More canopy pieces are being constructed on a concrete pad right next to it. New pieces go up almost daily.

Here’s a nice overall shot of the construction zone. Inside the showbuilding thematic touches are being added. The roller coaster is quite the spectacle once it enters the massive building.

In the background construction of what seems to be the exit as well as the track wrapped in plastic.

The plastic wrap is recent, and likely related to the fact that lots of important construction will be taking place surrounding that hill. Including the canopy over the ride tracks, and the ride entrance.

Massive concrete footers are also appearing. I am not entirely sure where the elevators will be located, or if this is to hold up the massive walkway to the ride. We’ll have to watch construction closely.

Here’s another look at that massive concrete footer.

Another one can be seen directly underneath the big turn. This footer is located underneath the canopy. A smaller footer in the foreground will hold up the futuristic super structure (canopy).

I really hope the view of TRON Lightcycle / Run will be pleasant from the Fantasyland side of the attraction as well.

Soon Tomorrowland will actually feel like ‘tomorrow’ again.

For now, we’re proud to share with you our new merchandise. We launched Shop Coaster Kings last week, and today introduced our city line with 7 new designs. (Click the banner below for a closer look) Check out these 6 Magical Cities for example:

 

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