PHOTOS: Retaining Walls Installed Along Launch at TRON Lightcycle Run in the Magic Kingdom
Greetings from Tomorrowland! While we were in the Magic Kingdom today, we decided to see what was going on at the TRON Lightcycle Run construction site. This is by far the most exciting project in the Magic Kingdom and will change Tomorrowland as we know it. There have been a few changes since we were last here. Let’s look at this!
A section of the outer track was covered with plastic to keep it pristine while the work was being carried out. Long sections of tubing lay near the rail. We are excited to see where these will be added on the coaster.
More concrete was poured around the base of the start of the coaster. It now runs the full length of the start and surrounds the concrete posts.
Retaining walls are an important addition to the site. A retaining wall runs along the side of the start on the outside of rebar and concrete support posts.
Another retaining wall was built further away from the track. It’s partially complete. A temporary walkway with railings for crew members was installed at all excavations.
In the past few weeks, the entire area (which has been massively excavated) has been leveled. With this area smoothed out, we will likely see more work on the attraction’s massive canopy, as shown in the concept art.
The TRON Lightcycle Run is slated to open on the 50th anniversary of the Walt Disney World Resort in 2021. We can’t wait until this coaster is ready! Are you looking forward to TRON? Let us know in the comments.