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Photo Update! Disney Railroad Tunnel Through TRON Gains Speed

Progress! As Guests enjoy that magic of the Magic Kingdom Park, we are seeing more of the newest Tomorrowland attraction take shape while preparing for the return of an iconic ride.

Walt Disney World Resort recently teased that the Walt Disney World Railroad is moving along with its maintenance. The beloved train attraction has been closed since December 2018 as Disney needed to make space and alter the train tracks for the incoming TRON Lightcylce Run.

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Shanghai Disney TRON Attraction (Credit: Disney)

Little did we know at the time of the Railroad closure that the TRON coaster would actually take longer to build than the Magic Kingdom Park itself! But, alas, we’re beginning to see the steam train tunnel take shape as it will roll through the highly-anticipated TRON Lightcycle Run.

Disney has recently dropped new updates about the work on the TRON ride system which is encouraging to see the progress for the massive rollercoaster. Disney Guest @bioreconstruct has also shared photos from late March of the TRON canopy progress along with images of the train tunnel construction.

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Credit: @bioreconstruct

First up, in the photo above, you’ll spot only a small portion of the TRON canopy frame left to cover, as seen from the Fantasyland portion of Magic Kingdom.

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Credit: @bioreconstruct

From outside of the Park, @bioreconstruct spotted the wind pushing against the inflated TRON canopy in the photo above.

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Credit: @bioreconstruct

Back in the Park, here’s an excellent close-up of the Space Mountain side of the steam train tunnel as it will roll through TRON. The yellow arrow shows some openings in the wall.

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Credit: @bioreconstruct

This photo above shows a section of TRON’s roof over the steam train tunnel which will move through the TRON site.

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Credit: @bioreconstruct

Above, @bioreconstruct captured the TRON canopy starting to rise near the show or gravity building which will surely be stunning when it is all complete.

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Credit: @bioreconstruct

Another excellent shot of the current work at the TRON attraction entrance. The TRON ride vehicles will launch from underneath the walkway for a swoop of outdoor track under the canopy.

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Credit: @bioreconstruct

Last but not least, here’s a photo pointing out where the TRON vehicle will launch (near the yellow arrow) for an outdoor swoop of track under a canopy. Guests will access the attraction from an elevated walkway over a steam train tunnel (blue arrow).

We’re thrilled to see the progress! Disney has yet to reveal when the new Magic Kingdom rollercoaster will reopen along with its very missed Walt Disney World Railroad. We’ll be sure to share any updates as soon as Disney releases them.

About Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.