Monday, September 27, 2021

TRON Coaster Timeline on Track as Walt Disney World Lays Final Piece

It was back in the summer of 2017 that we first shared the news that Walt Disney World would be getting the same Tron Lightcycle Power Run coaster that Shanghai Disneyland opened in 2016, and in 2018 Nerds covered the announcement that TRON would find its home in Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland.

Now, in 2019, TRON is making headlines again after Disney Imagineering announced the lowering of the final track piece into place.

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This is great news, as Disney announced two years ago that TRON was expected to open in 2021, just in time for Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary. With the ride track completed, the attraction is still on schedule to become Tomorrowland’s newest coaster — one that even TIME had a geek-out over.

Though Walt Disney World is calling the Orlando attraction TRON Lightcycle/Run (as opposed to Shanghai’s TRON Lightcycle Power Run), the newest Disneyland park paints a pretty picture of what is sure to be a similar ride:

“Traverse TRON’s electrifying multi-sensory environment as you speed, dip and dive through digitized darkness on one of the fastest indoor roller coasters in Disney theme park history.”

Explore all Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom has to offer here.

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Jess is a 90’s Slytherin who loves cartoons (Go Team Venture!) and 15-minute theme park queue lines. She spends most of her free time reading and writing about the hurry-you'll-miss-it, always exciting themed entertainment/experience industry. You can find her on social @shockscribble

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