Confirmed- Tron Coaster is Coming to Walt Disney World

Way back in March we mentioned a rumor about the Shanghai Disneyland Tron Coaster coming to Walt Disney World, in Florida.  Today it has been confirmed!

AT D23 EXPO 2017, DISNEY PARKS CHAIRMAN BOB CHAPEK ANNOUNCES NEW TRON-THEMED ATTRACTION COMING TO MAGIC KINGDOM PARK Ð Disney Parks Chairman Bob Chapek announces during D23 Expo the most popular attraction at Shanghai Disneyland is coming to Walt Disney World Resort. A thrilling, Tron-themed attraction will be added in a new area near Space Mountain at Magic Kingdom.

We were also correct that the coaster would not be replacing the Tomorrowland Speedway, but would instead be in a seperate and NEW area next to Space Mountain (HERE FOR ARTICLE)   These are the photos we posted a few days ago.

Speculated site for TRON Lightcycle Roller Coaster

It will be like the Tron Lightcycle Power Run version at Shanghai Disneyland– confirmed by the Disney Parks Blog.

Regular .. readers know that the Tron Lightcycle Power Run attraction at Shanghai Disneyland is a coaster-style attraction where riders board a train of two-wheeled Lightcycles. It offers access into the energy, lights and excitement of TRON’s high-tech universe and is one of the most thrilling adventures at any Disney Park.

So there you have it folks!  The Tron coaster IS coming to Walt Disney World.  This explains why we had so many hits from Orlando and Anaheim when we posted the original story.