TRON Lightcycle Run has forever changed the skyline of Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom park, with the capping of the curved canopy for the outside portion of the ride. Guest will experience speeds of 60 mph on the roller coaster track that will be both indoors and outdoors. The seats resemble Light Cycles from the TRON and TRON: Legacy movies.
Started in September of 2020 the “curved wave” canopy, known as the Upload Conduit is comprised of 40 pieces. Each section is strategically assembled before installation, including alignment of the steel, welding, grinding, some painting and electrical work.
The Shanghai Disneyland ride debuted along with the rest of Shanghai Disneyland on June 16, 2016, Magic Kingdom’s version was set to open Summer of 2021. Originally announced at D23 in July of 2017, with construction starting back in 2018. No opening date has been scheduled. Guests are hoping for an October 1st, 2021 opening which would have been timed for the 50th Anniversary of Magic Kingdom.
When do you think we will be riding our own Light Cycle?
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