Tuesday, February 25, 2014
The last time we had pictures of Shanghaî Disneyland Tron Lightcycles Power Run coaster construction site it was thanks to Michael Eisner who was on site during a trip in China but this was already almost two months ago and now new pictures were leaked showing that works are going pretty quickly on this awaited ride.
When the pictures below were shot the sky was not as blue as during Michael visit but the track is still impressive... The show building is not built yet but that's normal, they will build it once the track construction will be over.
I remind you that Tron Lightcycles Power Run is supposed to use the Vekoma motorbike coaster with of course a TRON design for the motorbikes. That said, Disney won't be the first to install a Vekoma motorbike coaster in China as the Chimelong Paradise theme park already have one and if you want to see how it look, watch the video below. Of course, at Chimelong Paradise the coaster is all outdoor and it's done in a very primary way so don't expect SDL Tron Lightcycles Power Run to look like that.
The motorbike coaster itself, although it will be a first in a Disney theme park, won't be the most difficult part for WDI Imagineers. But the theming, to give guests the illusion they're in the world of TRON will be something else to achieve. As we know Tron Lightcycles Power Run will be entirely indoor and it will be surprising if WDI Imagineers wouldn't create grand views of the TRON city all along the ride...
Good news, technically speaking it shouldn't be too difficult to do as they know pretty well to do the TRON kind of "fluorescent" lighting. As a matter of fact they even had a kind of rehearsal when they did the new version of Test Track last year...
Add in-ride projection effects and a great pre-show to introduce the guests in the world of TRON and, yes, Tron Lightcycles Power Run should be a no worries and a real E-Ticket attraction, sure to become instantly a Shanghaî Disneyland favorite!
Pictures: copyright Disney