Zach Riddley of Walt Disney Imagineering shared an image of a momentous occasion in the construction of the new TRON Lightcycle / Run attraction yesterday via his Instagram account. Today, he’s sharing a brand-new video of the first of almost 40 pieces of curved canopy, which will be known as the Upload Conduit, being hoisted into place.
Each section is strategically assembled before installation, including alignment of the steel, welding, grinding, some painting and electrical work. It’s an intricate process and something we’ll get to see rise before our eyes over the coming weeks and months.
Take a peek below at the video:
Riddley’s Instagram post is below:
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I’m excited to share these images of the very first canopy piece being installed at TRON Lightcycle / Run in Magic Kingdom this morning! This is one of nearly 40 pieces that will create a dramatic “curved wave” canopy, known as the Upload Conduit, which will flow organically over Guests as they race underneath on their Lightcycles. I’m proud of all the work our Imagineers have put into this @WaltDisneyWorld attraction so far, and the exciting work ahead to bring the Grid to life in Tomorrowland! Continue to follow us here for more progress. #Imagineering #MagicKingdom
Are you looking forward to TRON coming to the Magic Kingdom?
Deni loves all things Disney, and, in 2013, moved to the Magic from Maryland. Walt Disney World is her happy place, and she loves getting to share it with others. Deni and her husband of almost 26 years have 2 grown children. Her favorite WDW snack? A Mickey Bar, of course. Is there any other?!