Walt Disney World's TRON Lightcycle Run rollercoaster will open with multiple queue options

Dec 05, 2022 in "Tron Lightcycle Run rollercoaster"

Tron concept art
Posted: Monday December 5, 2022 10:49am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

TRON Lightycle Run will open at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Spring 2023, and we are now starting to hear details of how the queue will operate.

According to multiple sources familiar with the opening plans, TRON Lightcycle Run will open with a Virtual Queue and Lightning Lane but no standby line.

Disney will mirror the opening plans used for Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind at EPCOT, using My Disney Experience for guests to join the Virtual Queue at designated times during the day, likely to be 7am and 1pm. The Virtual Queue will be available to anyone visiting Magic Kingdom.

Disney will also offer Lightning Lane access via Individual Attraction Purchase as an alternative to the Virtual Queue. The cost is expected to be between $15 and $20, although dynamic pricing means it will vary depending on the day and demand.

Demand is likely to be very high for TRON Lightcycle Run at Magic Kingdom, and we should expect the Virtual Queue to reach capacity almost instantaneously - within seconds of becoming available.

The lack of a standby line will mean that guests will be limited to a maximum of two rides per day, assuming they successfully obtain a boarding group in the Virtual Queue and a Lightning Lane reservation.

Soft openings for TRON at Magic Kingdom are planned to take place in March 2023, including the usual previews for select groups of guests. These groups include Cast Members, Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club Members, Club 33 members, and a D23 ticketed event.

Following the month of previews in March, TRON Lightcycle Run is expected to have its official grand opening in April 2023. Disney is still to officially announce a specific date or month.

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CorylancasterSep 06, 2023

Not going until the second week of Oct. So still a few weeks out, but trying to get the decisions out of the way. I plan on watching the threads continuously until we get on the plane 😂

gerararSep 06, 2023

Are you going anytime soon? The virtual queue has been pretty good in the mornings recently (and especially in the afternoon 1pm drops). I recommend to always try for the VQ then if you dont like you BG, can always purchase ILL later. If your BG is less than 30, you should have a pretty short wait in the first 2 hours of the park opening. Last 7 days: Including today (9/6):

CorylancasterSep 06, 2023

Whats the average time you spend in line for tron once your boarding group has been called for the VQ vs time in line for ILL? Trying to plan out if it would be better to pay for the ILL at 7am vs trying to get in the VQ at 7am

cjkeatingSep 06, 2023

I don't think their was any hype for Iron after most people had watched the Shanghai videos. Personally I preferred Tron as it felt more physical/real whereas GOTF disappointed me as I just felt like I was watching a movie on a 4D chair.

James AlucobondSep 06, 2023

Wish they'd do, like, a much taller set of billboards with lattice underneath and lighting that mimics the lamps in other areas of Storybook Circus to help block the TRON show building. Something like the below image, but on a larger relative scale.

WaltsTreasureChestSep 06, 2023

The thing is that the train looks better as the new replacement and I’m glad the tron one is gone, get that ugly tron poster out from the train, yeah?

Sir_CliffSep 06, 2023

JohnDSep 05, 2023

Now I get it.

danlb_2000Sep 05, 2023

Disney own's Simpsons now, so I guess it's not plagiarism.

JohnDSep 05, 2023

Clever reference to "Tomorrow!"

SirwalterraleighSep 04, 2023

The hype never equals the investment But that’s the point…spend 5+ slow rolling “coming soon” when they should be adding/reinvesting on a 1,2,3 year schedule at all times…

The Moles FamilySep 04, 2023

Ride Tron last week for the first time. Great ride and a welcome addition to Magic Kingdom but Guardians is still my fav. I don’t see what the 6 years of hype from Disney was for Tron?

IncomudroSep 04, 2023

I know this reference! :D

Sir_CliffSep 04, 2023

And there's a picture of a train!