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After Four Years of Construction, Exciting UPDATE Revealed for Disney Coaster!

Hang in there, Disney fans! We have an exciting update to share about Walt Disney World Resort’s highly anticipated attraction, TRON Lightcycle Power Run at Magic Kingdom.

The TRON Coaster was first announced at the D23 Expo in July 2017 as Disney wowed Theme Park fans that the Tomorrowland portion of Magic Kingdom Park would soon call the TRON coaster home.

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While Disney had hoped to have the attraction open to welcome Guests for Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary on October 1, 2021, the roller coaster has continued to be a construction site since the land clearing began in February 2018.

Now, four years later (yes, that’s longer than it took to build the entire Magic Kingdom Park!), we’re seeing an update we’ve been eagerly awaiting. That’s right, TRON was spotted being tested at Magic Kingdom over Easter weekend and video proof was captured!

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Disney’s Art Rendering TRON Lightcycle

@Attractions took to social media to share a brief but exciting clip from DisQuick Sounds of one of TRON Lightcylce’s trains on the move. Check out the video below:

The video is being taken while on the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover which has been a great place to watch the growth and development of the attraction.

While we don’t know if this means the roller coaster is preparing to open this year along with Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at EPCOT, or if Disney is going to hold off until 2023, we do know we simply can’t wait to experience “the grid” with this highly-immersive attraction.

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PLUS – we must mention how eager Disney fans are to see the return of the Walt Disney Railroad at Magic Kingdom as the attraction closed in 2018 to remove and reconfigure the train tracks as the TRON coaster construction began.

Can’t stand the wait any longer? Magic Kingdom’s TRON is said to be similar to Shanghai Disneyland’s TRON coaster which opened in June 2016. Check out the full ride video below to see what you might suspect to experience soon enough at Disney’s Magic Kingdom:

We’ll be sure to keep you posted as TRON Lightcycle construction presses forward at Walt Disney World Resort.

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.