Yesterday, we brought you the first images of the TRON Lightcycle / Run illuminated canopy installation as it took place at the Magic Kingdom. Now, from the mind of Imagineer Zach Riddley, Walt Disney World Site Portfolio Executive, comes a behind-the-scenes look at the installation of TRON’s “Upload Conduit”.
From Imagineer Zach Riddley:
As I shared on Instagram yesterday, the Magic Kingdom Park skyline looks a bit different today now that our crew from Walt Disney Imagineering has reached a major milestone in the development of TRON Lightcycle / Run at Walt Disney World Resort. Here you can see this image of the first piece of canopy being installed in what will become an instant iconic attraction and portal to The Grid here in Tomorrowland.
What we set in place yesterday is the first of nearly 40 pieces that will create a dramatic “curved wave” canopy, known as the Upload Conduit. 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. You can take a closer look at our work yesterday in this new video: