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WDW Magic Kingdom | Tron Lightcycle Power Run | Vekoma Motorbike Coaster | 2022

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I think my issue is that it's overly huge for the area that it's in. It's huge in Shanghai also, but the rest of Tomorrowland there is designed around directing your attention towards it. Magic Kingdom's TL already has its big icon in the form of Space Mountain, and now Tron makes it look small in comparison. If it was more secluded (which is probably impossible due to space limitations) I think the size and aesthetic choices wouldn't clash as much.

Ride's gonna slap so it's not a huge deal, but it does look odd compared to its surroundings.
 
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Ries

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I would've tried to hide the building better. With a sand hill and trees. Or even sink one floor underground.
Those huge grey building walls are ugly. Maybe you won't see them when everything is finished.

With Guardians of the Galaxy huge walls nearby in a Disney Park. I hoped Disney could've done better. Even keeping the costs low.
(Maybe my hate for these buildings comes from when I drive into my city there is a whole industrial area full of these. It used to be so green.)
 

Niles

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While moving at a snails pace work continues, all of the temporary supports for the canopy are down.

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It’s likely the workers below are installing wiring for the canopy lights.
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Source: https://wdwnt.com/2021/05/photos-fi...ed-from-tron-lightcycle-run-at-magic-kingdom/
 

emoo

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What a bizarre route to get us some great shots, thanks. Its a really nice canopy shape even in this uncompleted stage.
 

Shadow17

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Hey, I got severely sick cause of allergies when I got home, so I'm just getting around to typing this. We were back in Magic Kingdom on the 6th, and by then pretty much the entire canopy had the blue netting. Hopefully this means acrylic pieces going up soon.
 

Nitefly

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I can’t help but resent this ride. It looks mad expensive with its big opulent canopy enclosing the aggressively boring outside section. The cool looking inside section on the Shanghai version is soooo short at around ~30 seconds including 2 break runs but even on rewatches it’s ‘just’ some flashing lights / screens. There is some low key nostalgia for the original film, sure, but did the size of the fan base did it really warrant this big whopper spend/building?

I suppose they have the money but I’d rather put the dosh into more charming attractions. I completely agree that this belongs in Epcot (if anywhere). Just seems quite out of place and the fact it sits outside of the railroad boundaries makes it stick out even more.

Edit: oh wait - this was my ‘slightly more jolly’ previous take.

I’d definitely jump in line for this.

I’d really rather they ditched the outdoor section and made the indoor section much longer. The indoor part is frustratingly short.

I blame the pandemic.

Edit 2: In hindsight I think space mountain sits outside of the railroad too, so it’s more of the same.
 
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StevenX

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I can’t help but resent this ride. It looks mad expensive with its big opulent canopy enclosing the aggressively boring outside section. The cool looking inside section on the Shanghai version is soooo short at around ~30 seconds including 2 break runs but even on rewatches it’s ‘just’ some flashing lights / screens. There is some low key nostalgia for the original film, sure, but did the size of the fan base did it really warrant this big whopper spend/building?

I suppose they have the money but I’d rather put the dosh into more charming attractions. I completely agree that this belongs in Epcot (if anywhere). Just seems quite out of place and the fact it sits outside of the railroad boundaries makes it stick out even more.

Edit: oh wait - this was my ‘slightly more jolly’ previous take.



I blame the pandemic.

Edit 2: In hindsight I think space mountain sits outside of the railroad too, so it’s more of the same.
If you've not ridden the Shanghai version and are judging from POVs alone, I'd reserve judgement on it. I don't think I watched POVs before riding it and absolutely loved it - but have since watched POVs back and agree it doesn't really translate or come across very well on video. It's a blast in real life. The indoor section is short, and it'd be great to have more of it but there's a lot going on and you do need a few rides to catch everything. The outside part isn't boring at all - there night not be tons going on, but it's taken at a good speed and the riding position really heightens the experience. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised when you get a chance to ride it - assuming you haven't already been to Shanghai, of course!
 

Niles

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