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Walt Disney Imagineering Offers ‘TRON’ Coaster Update from Magic Kingdom

TRON Lightcycle

Yes, more news from Walt Disney Imagineering today, but you’ll like this one: they’re giving an update on the “TRON Lightcycle / Run” attraction being installed at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.

The Walt Disney Imagineering project team will soon celebrate a significant milestone as the coaster enters its next ride testing phase, Phase II, also known as “push/pull.”

TRON Lightcycle track

During this part of the build, sections of the seven-vehicle train are slowly moved through the entire ride track to make sure there are no problems.

Once the track is completely ready, trains will begin launch tests at incremental speeds, with the team eventually working their way up to full-speed launches.

TRON Lightcycle

It’s possible guests in Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom will even be able to see portions of this testing as the trains make their way out of the launch zone and underneath the attraction’s iconic canopy.

Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at preparation for the testing of the ride from Executive Ride Engineer, Jerold Kaplan:

It’s cool seeing the human-like weight testers seated on the vehicles like actual riders, and to see how the train parts move.

There still isn’t an exact open date, but Disney is still shooting for sometime this fall.

Are you excited to ride the “TRON Lightcycle” attraction when it opens? Let us know in the comments.

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