WDWNT.com is reporting that with the D23 Expo just days away, it now seems certain that the attraction will be announced on Saturday, July 15th.
TRON Lightcycle Power Run will open at the Magic Kingdom just before the park’s 50th birthday (probably 2020/21), replacing the Tomorrowland Speedway attraction which opened in 1971 as the Grand Prix Raceway. The Speedway will likely close sometime in 2018 to make way for this construction.
The only complaint that we have is that the ride appears to be over far too soon, and we’d love to see an extended version at Disney World. Regardless of the length, we’re very excited about the prospect of getting to try that ride for ourselves. This week happens to be the 35th anniversary of Tron, and it would be very appropriate if Disney makes the announcement at D23 Expo later this week.