Though the Magic Kingdom doesn't have large construction projects going on like those underway at Disney's Hollywood Studios and Epcot, this generally-consistent park has actually gone through a number of changes recently, including the expansion of a special guest services team, progress on one of the Magic Kingdom's most high-profile projects, plus the addition of an after hours event that is totally free (for annual passholders, that is). If you're planning on going to the Magic Kingdom in the near future, here's all the changes you need to know about!
1. Track construction to begin on Tron roller coaster, according to recently-filed permits
One of the most-anticipated new attractions coming to Walt Disney World over the next few years is the Tron roller coaster, modeled after TRON Lightcycle Power Run at Shanghai Disneyland. And though construction on this attraction has been happening backstage since 2017, it looks like permits have been filed for the most important part of this new attraction: the track!
According to the recently-filed paperwork, long-time Disney construction partner Coastal Steel Inc will be installing "ride steel" over the next few months at the Magic Kingdom, which is certainly an exciting development.
Though we still don't have an official opening date for this attraction, with Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opening this year at Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Guardians of the Galaxy rumored to be opening next year at Epcot, it seems more likely than ever that Disney is looking to open this new ride in 2021, just in time for the 50th anniversary of the Magic Kingdom!