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Tron Attraction Update Now Loading …

Tron Attraction Update Now Loading …

Last summer we unveiled plans for a thrilling Tron coaster-style attraction to be added in Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom® Park. Today, we’re sharing a first look at a new Tron-themed billboard at Magic Kingdom Park that’s now visible from Storybook Circus.

The new attraction will occupy an entirely new area next to the land’s Space Mountain, and now, as we prepare to welcome Tron into the park, a few modifications will be made to nearby attractions as construction kicks into gear.

First, the Walt Disney World® Railroad will temporarily take up residence at the Main Street Station starting in December 2018, pausing its grand-circle tours of Magic Kingdom Park. During this time, you will be able to get an up-close look at the railroad and take advantage of one-of-a-kind photo opportunities.

The Tomorrowland Speedway will close for a portion of 2019, as the attraction’s track is adjusted. It will reopen as the same attraction our Guests know and love in the summer of 2019.

Tron Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom’s Tron attraction, which is set to debut in time for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary in 2021, is based on TRON Lightcycle Power Run at Shanghai Disneyland (pictured above). This coaster-style attraction allows riders to board a train of two-wheeled Lightcycles for a thrilling race through the digital frontier. TRON Lightcycle Power Run debuted on Shanghai Disneyland’s opening day and quickly became the highest-rated attraction at the park.

We look forward to sharing more updates with you on the thrilling new addition of Tron as work progresses.

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A Tree’s Life: From Magic Kingdoms to Animal Kingdom

A Tree’s Life: From Magic Kingdoms to Animal Kingdom

Anyone who’s visited a Disney theme park know that foliage is one of the most important elements to the park. It hides, disguises, makes bigger, and treats us to a sense of adventure. In 1954 when Walt’s original Magic Kingdom was being built Imagineers were tasked with the job of using foliage to help shape the many lands and attractions with make up the park. One place in particular proved to be a harder job than originally thought, the Jungle Cruise.

Initially Imagineers thought that bringing in fake trees was the best option; but Walt wouldn’t have it. He wanted real foliage (just like he wanted real animals). And so it was, Imagineers brought in real jungle foliage and it thrived, barely. One of the most common pieces of foliage that you can see is bamboo. It’s long shoots tower over the attraction making it seem like you’re on a real river in a real jungle.

When Magic Kingdom theme park in Florida was being built a shoot of bamboo from Disneyland was cut and planted at Magic Kingdom. Years later when Disney started building Animal Kingdom, a piece of the bamboo from Magic Kingdom (that came from Disneyland) was cut and planted at Animal Kingdom. That bamboo shoot has grown and can now be seen behind Pizzafari on Discovery Island.