Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, announced at D23 this weekend that a Tron-themed attraction will be coming to Magic Kingdom‘s Tomorrowland.
Set to open during Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary in 2021, the TRON Lightcycle Power Run is a coaster-style attraction where riders board a train of two-wheeled Lightcycles, similar to the cycle game from the original movie.
For a limited time, Epcot at Walt Disney World will play host to a sneak preview of the upcoming Disney movie Tomorrowland, starring George Clooney.
Tomorrowland, directed by Oscar® winner Brad Bird, tells the story of a jaded scientist and an optimistic teen who embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space.
Apparently a prank phone call led to the temporary closing of several attractions at Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom on Saturday night (Dec.21).
The details of the call were not disclosed, but it led to a precautionary evacuation at that section of the park. The closures lasted only a few hours, and Tomorrowland was back open before the park closed for the evening.
The rest of the park operated as normal.
An investigation is being conducted by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, to determine the origin of the phone call.
Tomorrowland, the Disney movie starting George Clooney, is slated to film scenes in New Smyrna Beach in November.
The movie was written, and will be directed by, Brad Bird (who also had a hand in Disney Pixar classics such as The Incredibles and Up). Also starring in the film are Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy, and country music star Tim McGraw.
The IMDB synopsis reads: “Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.”
It will be a three day shoot (Nov. 12-15), and publicists for the film are not releasing any details on which of its stars will be in town for filming.
There is also a rumor that filming may also come to Orlando, but nothing has been confirmed as of this morning.