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The 7 BIG Updates from Walt Disney World This Week (January 28 - February 3, 2019)

3. Disney Imagineering offers update on Disney Skyliner progress

Construction on the Disney Skyliner has been going on for more than two years, and while we don't know an exact date for the opening of this exciting new transportation option, it looks like this project is progressing nicely as Disney has not only been testing out components of this transportation system after hours, but has also been beginning to run "test" gondolas in and out of both the Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Caribbean Beach stations. You can learn more about the progress of this project in the video above. 

4.Track construction to begin on Tron roller coaster, according to recently-filed permits

Image: Disney 

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! 

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