Last summer Disney unveiled plans for a roller coaster inspired by the movie Tron. This new coaster will be added to Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom
Last summer Disney unveiled plans for a roller coaster inspired by the movie Tron. This new coaster will be added to Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom Park and it will sit to the left of Space Mountain.
Construction for this new attraction has been going on for a few months (mostly clearing land), but we now have visible evidence of some of the work! The above photo is a Tron-themed billboard that is visible from Storybook Circus. This is really the first of many updates from the Disney park.
Since Tron is expected to be a large coaster, it will be taking up quite a bit of space. In order for construction to continue, a few of the nearby attractions will be required to temporarily close.
The first attraction to cease operation will be the Walt Disney World Railroad. The Walt Disney World Railroad will pause it’s tours of the Magic Kingdom in December 2018. Even though it will no longer be in motion, the train will be on display at the Main Street Station. At the station, guests will be able to see the railroad up-close and take advantage of photo opportunities.
The second attraction to cease operation will be the Tomorrowland Speedway. It will close for a portion of 2019 as the track of the attraction will need adjusted to make way for the Tron coaster. The Tomorrowland Speedway will reopen in the summer of 2019. No changes are expected for the Tomorrowland Speedway outside of the new track.
The attraction is said to open just in time for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary in 2021.
The Tron attraction isn’t the first of it’s kind though. Magic Kingdom’s Tron attraction is actually based on the TRON Lightcycle Power Run attraction at Shanghai Disneyland. TRON Lightcycle Power Run allows guests to board a Lightcycle and race through the digital frontier. This attraction is an original attraction from Shanghai Disneyland’s opening day. It is currently the highest-rated attraction at Shanghai Disneyland, so we’re expecting the Tron attraction at Magic Kingdom to blow guests out of the water as well!
If you haven’t seen a video of TRON Lightcycle Power Run, we experienced it just last month. Check out our 4K daytime and nighttime videos below for a high-speed experience!
TRON Lightcycle Power Run – Daytime Video
TRON Lightcycle Power Run – Nighttime Video