TRON Cycle Coaster Confirmed for Tomorrowland in Magic Kingdom
Bob Chapek confirms a long-standing rumor in the Disney Community.
Following multiple announcements spanning multiple parks, Disney’s Head of Parks, Bob Chapek, revealed that by the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World, guests would be able to ride the Tron Lightcycle attraction previously unveiled in Shanghai Disneyland.
While some feared that this attraction would replace the Tomorrowland Speedway, or would cut into the Carousel of Progress, it seems that Disney plans to have the attraction go right over the train tracks of the Magic Kingdom Railroad, and likely have a show building outside the walls of the park.
My first article on this site was about a quaint little walkway on the side of the Magic Kingdom. One that was between the Storybook Circus and Tomorrowland. While the smoking in that area did get a bit intense, it provided as an escape from the bustling crowds of the summer. It seems that the empty nature of that area is gone, but the smoking area will likely (and hopefully) disappear with it.
I personally can’t wait until Tron opens. For the longest time I’ve loved the idea of a Tron coaster, and one opening in the states rather than the only one being in China saves me a lot of money.
While there is no set release date, it has been confirmed to be finished by 2021.
Ryan Dorman is a Columnist and Content Director for The Boardwalk Times