A trio of permits have just been filed with Orange County which foreshadow the beginning of construction in Tomorrowland as part of the new TRON Lightcycle Power Run addition.
3 notices of commencement which list Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. as contractors were filed, one for “Space Mountain Generator Relocation,” another for “MK-2 Pluto Park laydown perimeter fence,” and the last for “MK TS Mods.”
MK2 is believed to be the project name for the renovated Tomorrowland section which will include the brand new TRON Lightcycle Power Run roller coaster. Modification were made in May to the original permits filed with the South Florida Water Management District which added additional work to take place around Tomorrowland Speedway.
These notices do not have any specified expiration dates noted, which means they should expire a year from their recording. While that timeline does give Disney a year to follow through with this part of the project, documents such as these are generally filed shortly before work may begin.
The Space Mountain generator relocation makes sense given the changes that are taking place in the surrounding area. The perimeter fence for Pluto Park most likely refers to the Pluto parking lot expected to undergo a transition into paved cast member parking. Lastly, “MK TS Mods” could easily be referring to the necessary modifications that Tomorrowland Speedway will be the subject of as the new area is transformed in advance of the new TRON coaster’s completion.
Source: Orange County Comptroller