We’re back with another exciting TRON Lightcycle / Run Update from Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. In today’s update we’ll touch on some of the rumors and delays expected for this project, as well as the work that is continuing at this time!
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While rumors and reports from several sources indicate that both TRON Lightcycle / Run and Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind may be delayed until 2022, ’til Walt Disney World can once again welcome larger crowds of guests, construction does continue at this time at Magic Kingdom. The skyline is starting to shape up.
One of the stories out there explains that the current contract of an outside construction company will lead to most of the infrastructure and buildings to be completed for TRON: Lightcycle / Run. Part of that is making sure its weather proof while Disney waits to pick up the project and add the final touches in time for whenever the ride may actually open.
While saddened by the idea of having to wait longer to enjoy this stellar ride, at least construction is moving forward and thus if Disney sees fit to open it just after their 50th anniversary, at least we’re still getting this attraction. – The canopy, the most important exterior construction for sure, is starting to really take shape.
Where the canopy was hard to see if you weren’t looking for it, it is now shaping up to stand tall over Tomorrowland. I would say about half of the “frame” (edges of the canopy) are in place. Which is nice to see.
This turnaround is now covered in orange protective coverings, as to not damage the tracks when placing the next pieces in place. After canopy is complete, I do expect the majority of the exterior track to be wrapped in white plastic for the duration that the ride will not be worked on.