It has been a long journey for the construction for one of the most ambitious attractions coming towards the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, for the TRON Lightcycle Run that will be ready for the 50th anniversary. Much similar like where it all started for Shanghai Disneyland, as where today a big milestone was achieved in which the final piece of the roller coaster track was installed.
The last piece is connected from the exterior loop towards the show building, as where the first piece was started earlier this year back in May. Vekoma the Dutch manufacturing company who also built Shanghai’s TRON roller coaster is the doing the same project build for the Magic Kingdom as well. Permits for the project were filed nearly two years ago and a LOT has changed over the years.
Shanghai Disneyland’s TRON reaches speeds up towards 60 miles per hour and should be the similar speeds when it opens up for the Magic Kingdom in 2021. As this one of the most fastest roller coasters that Walt Disney Imagineering are building of any kind.
TRON Lightcycle Run will have 3 components when riding the attraction which will be the Sync Chamber, Launcher-Upload Conduct and the Grid.
The Sync Chamber will be the launch portion of the attraction and sending guests at high mile speeds and which will transition towards the Launcher-Upload Conduct that is the whole big canopy outside that was collaborated between Walt Disney Imagineering and Grimshaw. The final component is the Grid as the giant show building of where you compete against the other lightcycles before heading back towards the real world.
Also to note because of the TRON construction in which unfortunately the Walt Disney World will still remain on hiatus till “at least” October 2020 and has been stationed since December 2018. It will utilize a tunnel system since the TRON roller coaster is above it in Tomorrowland.
Check out the previous video for the construction back in May of this year for the project and how far the project has come since then!
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