Construction update: Tron coaster stands tall over Magic Kingdom

Richard Bilbao
Construction update: Tron coaster stands tall over Magic Kingdom

Construction is well underway on the latest attraction at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom theme park.  The company has been erecting the new Tron coaster in the park’s Tomorrowland area next to the iconic Space Mountain ride. The Tron coaster is inspired by the Tron Lightcycle Power Run at Shanghai Disneyland and puts riders behind two-wheeled Lightcycles that race the digital world from the film series. There's no specific opening date yet for the attraction, but Disney said it should be ready for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World in 2021.  The track of the new coaster already can be seen from many parts of the theme park. Construction crews at Magic Kingdom officially went vertical on the project in May.  Check out the slideshow below for a peek at the Tron coaster construction.  Overall, new theme park attractions create experiences that keep visitors coming back to Orlando, where the local $70 billion tourism industry drew a record 75 million visitors in 2018.That helps as the region awaits the debut of major expansions such as Disney's planned new Star Wars-themed hotel.