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How does the Tomorrowland closure affect the new Tron attraction?

How does the Tomorrowland closure affect the new Tron attraction?
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One area of Tomorrowland closed, but how does it affect the new Tron attraction? We have the answer right here.


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The next attraction to open in Magic Kingdom is Tron. Tron Lightcycle Power Run roller coaster was first introduced to guests at Shanghai Disneyland Resorts. In this thrilling attraction, riders hop aboard motorcycle style ride vehicles as they speed through the dark ride. It is all the more thrilling because it is one of the fastest indoor coasters in the history of Disney’s parks.

The attraction is based on Disney’s 1982 film TRON. The movie has the distinction of being the first film to combine live-action sequences with computer-generated and animated elements.

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Originally announced in 2017, we were all hoping to ride TRON before the 50th anniversary of Disney World. Unfortunately, it likely won’t open until later into 2022 or even 2023. Disney has remained relatively quiet on the progress.

However, we are slowly reaching the finish line with Walt Disney World Railroad construction, lighting updates, and the closure of the Tomorrowland Light and Power gift shop.

Tomorrowland Closure

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The closure of the Space Mountain gift shop, called Tomorrowland Light and Power, is crucial in the opening of the attraction.

First, Tron’s exit actually will run into this gift shop just like Space Mountain does. That means there will be a continual flow of Guests from both attractions in the gift shop at all once. Pack your patience if you plan to do a bit of shopping when Tron opens!

In the meantime, you can find Tomorrowland souvenirs over in Fantasyland at Big Top Souvenirs.

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Second, in the picture above you will notice construction walls to the left of the gift shop entrance. This will be the entrance to Tron. The walkway will squeeze between Tomorrowland Light and Power and the Tomorrowland Speedway attraction.

Because Disney has closed off this gift shop, it likely means they are ready to begin construction for the entrance and exit of the attraction! We are hoping for a Christmas 2022 announcement.

When do you think Tron will open? What are your thoughts on the entrance and exit points of the attraction? Let us know in the comments below and on Facebook.

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