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Tron Lightcycle / Run Upload Conduit has made noticeable progress

by Tharin White

Tron Lightcycle / Run is on its way to Magic Kingdom. In October, we saw the beginnings of the outer shell of this super-structure. Now, with shots provided by Bioreconstruct on Twitter, we can see how far this intricate roofing has gotten.

Tron Lightcycle / Run will be a near-exact copy of Tron Lightcycle Power Run at Shanghai Disneyland. This launching coaster will place guests on Lightcycles as they twist and turn their way through the grid.

This shot gives a great idea at the scale of this roofing structure, otherwise known as the Upload Conduit. In short, it’s really, really big. In more detail, this structure covers the totality of the outdoor launch segment of the coaster, the entrance to the attraction, and a part of its extended queue. The structure will one day have a vibrant and energized nightlife.

Image by Disney of TRON Lightcycle Power Run in Shanghai Disneyland.

From a series of white steel connections and supports into this. The roofing of Tron Lightcycle / Run will be one of its most iconic features.

But, as far along as it looks from Tomorrowland, there is still more to be done. This view is from the backside of Storybook Circus, near The Barnstormer coaster. Space Mountain can be seen in the background, with Tron Lightcycle / Run’s show building on the left.

This shot, from mid-November, gives an aerial view of the Upload Conduit roofing canopy. It also showcases the raised platform which serves as the entrance to the attraction. The roller coaster will begin on the ground level, gaining speed on the launch and heading under the canopy. Guests will then head to the highest point of the attraction at the top left of the image above.

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Zach Riddley (@thezachriddley)

Zach Riddley, a Walt Disney World Site Portfolio Executive for Walt Disney Imagineering, posted this video of the first piece of the Upload Conduit roofing canopy being installed. While there is certainly more work ahead, the current progress on the Upload Conduit is moving along swiftly.

Will you try to be one of the first guests ever to enter The Grid at Magic Kingdom? Or, does this adventure seem too thrilling for you? Let us know in the comments.

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