Construction continues on the TRON Lightcycle Run walkways and the Walt Disney World Rail Tunnel at Magic Kingdom


The Walt Disney World Railroad at Magic Kingdom has been closed for more than three years while construction continues on TRON Lightcycle/Run, a new coaster in Tomorrowland. The railway will pass under the roller coaster through a new tunnel.

Crews completed the installation of the white canopy covering the exterior of TRON Lightcycle/Run last month.

A smaller awning frame leads to the coaster entrance, but crews have yet to install an actual awning there.

We were able to see crew members in scissor lifts this morning working on the white frame.

Above the actual entrance, a weatherproof black cladding remains exposed and crews were working on a circular shape.

Guests will enter the roller coaster through the show building and board inside.

The roller coaster will then launch under the catwalk.

Speaking of walkways, the team members built a long, curved wall outlining a future sidewalk.

This second footbridge will pass under the first and could connect Tomorrowland to Storybook Circus.

The main walkway receives another layer of paving.

You can see slightly elevated sections that the teams have recently paved.

Caution tape surrounds the drying pavement.

Next to the main walkway is the Walt Disney World Railroad Tunnel.

A curved roof now covers most of the tunnel.

A green construction vehicle sits at the entrance to the tunnel.

Two tubes hang from the roof of the tunnel.

We could see ladders and crew members inside the tunnel.

Meanwhile, construction crews are working alongside Tomorrowland Light & Power Co.

Customers will walk past or walk through the store to reach TRON Lightcycle/Run.

Crews removed decorative elements from the exterior of the store and hung tarps everywhere.

The side doors are now uncovered but remain locked inside.

A construction wall blocks the passage of customers, but the store remains open.

In Storybook Circus, you can see the other end of the Walt Disney World Railroad tunnel.

Crew members worked above the tunnel on the bridge.

The footbridge remains surrounded by a temporary wooden railing.

Behind Space Mountain, crews laid a new track to reconnect the route of the Walt Disney World Railroad.

We’ve seen construction vehicles here before, but they’re gone now.

Much of the track on the Walt Disney World Railroad was replaced last year, and Engine 1, the Walter E. Disney, was refurbished.

The refurbished engine was used to test the new track in Magic Kingdom.

There is no announced opening schedule for TRON Lightcycle/Run or the Walt Disney World Railroad at Magic Kingdom.

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