Greetings their Programs! With the last update for the upcoming TRON Roller Coaster that was announced at the D23 Expo last summer and being built at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. This will be the same coaster from Shanghai Disneyland that opened up in 2016 and some updates have been received for users of what they can expect. The coaster is manufactured by Vekoma who have helped built other signature Disney roller coaster attractions and designed with Walt Disney Imagineering and Grimshaw Global who designed the architecture for the canopy for the TRON Coaster inspired by the modern buildings in Downtown Shanghai.
The location for the coaster will be next towards Space Mountain and behind the Tomorrowland Speedway as the construction progress is now in full effect. Recently in which Disney, shared this billboard and will be visible from Storybook Circus. However, their is some other details that Disney shared in regards for two attractions at the Magic Kingdom that will be closing down temporarily to make room for this state-of-the-art roller coaster.
TRON Billboard that is available to view right now at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. Source: (©Disney)
Artist Concept Only from last summer’s D23 Expo for the TRON Coaster coming to the Magic Kingdom in 2021. Source: (©Disney)
First off, the Walt Disney World Railroad will be stationed temporarily at the Main Street U.S.A. Station starting this December 2018 from taking grand laps around the park. Guests can take the opportunity for having an up-close look of the train and also photo opportunities with it as well. No mention of how long it will be stationed for but, this is a similar situation for the Disneyland Railroad where it was put on hiatus for a whole year to reroute the track, due towards the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge construction as well with the Rivers of America.
Lastly for the Tomorrowland Speedway will be closing for a portion in 2019 with the railroad being readjusted due towards the construction and will be reopening in Summer 2019 with a date TBA.
The attraction will be opening just in time for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary in 2021 and was voted the highest-rated attraction on opening day for Shanghai Disneyland and will be another E-Ticket home runner for Walt Disney World next. For everything Disney Parks & Resorts and all other themed entertainment news, keep checking back here at SkywalkingAdventure.com