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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wdwmagic6 minutes ago

TRON Lightcycle Run Cast Member previews are in full swing as work continues on Tomorrowland Light and Power Co. building https://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/tron/news/06feb2023-tron-lightcycle-run-cast-member-previews-are-in-full-swing-as-work-continues-on-tomorrowland-light-and-power-co.-building.htm

Movielover33 minutes ago

She is thanks for asking. Your mother failed to mention anything about you last night though. ;)

Hawg G44 minutes ago

I'm sure glad we have folks like you on here. Your mother must be proud.

ToTBellHop48 minutes ago

Just wait for the SanctiMommies to show up with strollers, appalled that Disney would build a ride at MK that locks out toddlers. “What am I supposed to tell Brady about this?! He was so excited! He watches TRON every day while I‘m at Zumba!”

Drdcm49 minutes ago

I’ll be positive about this. I like both movies. I actually really like Legacy for the music and visuals alone (probably watched it 20+ times and my morning alarm is the overture from the movie). I’m looking forward to a sequel. I’m also really looking forward to this ride. It looks like a lot of fun.

Jrb197950 minutes ago

That's my issue with this ride and the majority of new attractions they put in. Sure Guardians and Tron are fun but they lack that theming that and story that was once made Disney different. IMO it's sad that Everest is the last coaster Disney built that had a good story, themed very well and was fun.

ToTBellHop55 minutes ago

As long as no more that 1% of guests fall out, we are good. Disney has set its own Disney SkyLiner Survivability Index+ of 99% so that’s the goal moving forward.

Incomudro58 minutes ago

I don't believe this ride exists for fans of these movies much at all really. It's mostly just a cool ride.

doctornick1 hour ago

The "awkward" positioning is a big point of the ride. You wouldn't really have as strong of a sensation of being on a bike without it.

Movielover1 hour ago

Don't really know, just posted that because you stated something that was factually wrong.

Hawg G1 hour ago

What is the percentage of riders who even realize what is happening in that 2 seconds? One room should be a game grid, with an easily viewable adversary. Not some blink and you'll miss it event to the side of a train where it is uncomfortable to even try to see it. Your picture sorta proves the point.

Incomudro1 hour ago

From the video of the large sized guy demonstrating fitting on the vehicle, I can see that the position is less radical than it appears to be. You're more or less sitting straight down, and just leaning forward a bit. I'd imagine some larger people and/or those with mobility or injury issues to hips or knees might have difficulty straddling that vehicle - especially during the mount and dismount.

ToTBellHop1 hour ago

Maybe people just won’t ride and this will be relatively simple to ride like Cosmic Rewind…

Unbanshee2 hours ago

There has been some viral stuff about sizing that doesn't align with facts