Magic Kingdom Coaster Causes MORE Extended Closures

TRON Lightcycle Run Extended Closures

One of these days, we’re going to be able to announce Magic Kingdom’s highly-anticipated rollercoaster of almost 6 years now is open to the public. But today is NOT that day. In fact, TRON Lightcycle / Run instead continues to cause extended closures.

TRON Art Rendering
Credit: Disney

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Construction for TRON Lightcylce Run, the Magic Kingdom Park roller coaster in Tomorrowland, first began in 2018. The progress of the attraction’s development has seemingly been at turtle speed. With the news of TRON opening in “Spring 2023,” we will have waited 6 years before riding the attraction.

Not only has the waiting game and construction been difficult for eager Disney fans, but the rollercoaster has also caused the closure of surrounding experiences.

Tron Lightcycle Run Roller Coaster
Credit: Disney

The nostalgic Walt Disney World Railroad closed on December 3, 2018, to make way for the roller coaster’s construction. While Disney has teased multiple times about the locomotive’s reopening, it’s been difficult to sit and watch the progress of the train tracks being installed through TRON’s train tunnel, as you can see in the video below:


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And now, while we wait to ride the Walt Disney World Railroad, Disney also closed the popular Space Mountain gift shop called Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. The shop was the former exit of Space Mountain and featured attraction merchandise and high-tech souvenirs. Now, Guests are pushed through a hall at the exit of Space Mountain.

Tomorrowland Light & Power Co.
Credit: Disney

The Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. closed on August 1, 2022. The shop was noted on the refurbishment calendar as reopening in November, but instead, the shop has been listed with extended closure on the Walt Disney World calendar.

Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. is now listed to remain on the refurbishment calendar through December 10, 2022, as shown in the screenshot below. The calendar then drops the store from the refurbishment list beginning December 11, 2022.

Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. refurb screenshot

Will Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. keep getting its refurbishment extended due to TRON’s seemingly unending construction? Only time will tell!

As always, we will be sure to keep Disney Dining readers updated as we learn more about Disney’s closures, refurbishments, and possible reopenings.

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.