Yesterday, the first piece of rollercoaster track was installed for the upcoming TRON Lightcycle PowerRun that will be opening in 2021, as part of Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary celebrations.
We’ve been covering this fairly extensively recently, as earlier this week we covered the installation of the steel support beams, which alone isn’t all too exciting. But for us to be seeing actual track installed a mere few days later, is a great sign that this coaster is coming together very fast.
Which you would sort of expect as this ride system is manufactured by Vekoma and is the same one that can be experienced in Shanghai Disneyland. So most likely, Disney have learnt some efficiencies along the way to ease the construction of this new E-Ticket centrepiece attraction within Tomorrowland.
And despite this seemingly like very fast construction progress, this is still targeted for a 2021 opening date, most likely in Spring or Summer for the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World. As there is still quite a lot of work to complete on the exterior canopy and the indoor queue and load areas along with the indoor show building component of the rollercoaster.
But we’ll be sure to cover it all as it develops here on DSNY Newscast.