Operating hours at TRON Lightcycle Run extended as soft openings continue at Magic Kingdom

Mar 22, 2023 in "Tron Lightcycle Run rollercoaster"

TRON Lightcycle Run Virtual Queue and Lightning Lane entrance
Posted: Wednesday March 22, 2023 7:05pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

As soft openings continue for TRON Lightcycle Run at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, the operating hours are being extended to near regular park hours.

Soft openings began on Monday from 9am to 6pm, and were extended today by 90 minutes to 7:30pm. On Thursday, TRON will operate from 9am to 8pm.

The Virtual Queue continues to reach capacity very quickly. Both the 7am and 1pm queues stayed open for just over 3 seconds today. As a reminder, there is no conventional standby line available at TRON Lightcycle Run.

Lightning Lane availability improved today, remaining open until 7:45am. Still not long enough for non-resort hotel guests to make a purchase however.

TRON Lightcycle Run will officially open April 4 2023.

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gerarar9 hours ago

6pm drop lasted for 5.143 secs. Wednesday 6pm Drop Average: 1hr 1m -> 54m (-7m) Up to BG 127 called at 6pm, 5 more than yesterday.

gerarar12 hours ago

1pm drop lasted for 1954.309 secs, or ~33 mins. Wednesday 1pm Drop Average: 2hr 7m -> 1hr 59m (-8m) Up to BG 65 called at 1pm, 2 more than yesterday.

gerarar21 hours ago

7am drop lasted for 5.151 secs. Wednesday 7am Drop Average: 29.0s -> 26.8s (-2.2s)

gerarar23 hours ago

Final Day 71 Stats (5/30): 7am: 5.2 secs, or ~5 mins 1pm: 1405.5 secs, or ~23 mins BG 205 (+17) is the last BG called for the day at 10pm. Notable stoppages: 10:02 - 10:20am Average pace: 4mins/BG, 2mins/BG from 8pm to close. VQ Drop Mean/Average: 7am: 8m -> 7m (-1m) 1pm: 1hr 40m -> 1hr 33m (-7m) That does it for Day 71 of TRON Lightcycle / Run!

Twirlnhurl1 day ago

Imagine that there are 100 boarding groups and 100 people trying to get a group at the distribution time. Now imagine that 95% of the people trying are successful right when it drops, but 5% of people have trouble with their internet and have to restart their app. In this case 95 people get a group in 5 seconds and 5 people get a group when the app restarts 3 minutes later. This is like what happened on Monday. If there are 110 people who want a boarding group, and there are still only 100 groups available, you would get a different result if the app performance rate was the same. In this case, 104 people would not have app problems. Of that, 100 would get a group in 5 seconds, 4 people with a working app would be out of luck, and 6 people who restart the app would be out of luck as well. This is similar to what happened Sunday. In this example, a change of 10% in the demand would change the boarding group availability by the observed 37x change in the availability window.

gerarar1 day ago

1pm drop closed at 1:24pm, lasting for 1405.935 secs, or ~23 mins. Tuesday 1pm Drop Average: 1hr 40m -> 1hr 33m (-7m) Up to BG 63 called at 1pm, 2 less than yesterday.

Rsj881 day ago

Thank you so much! That’s exactly what we are trying to do!

DisQuick1 day ago

I actually did this on Sunday. I booked at 1:00 and got 105, then at 1:02 I booked again and got 161. Great idea if you want to ride at night.

Rsj881 day ago

Since the 1:00 drop seems to be lasting longer can you cancel your spot and rebook to get a later time (as long as times were available still)? Or would canceling not allow us to book again in the same drop?

gerarar1 day ago

7am drop lasted for 5.208 secs. Tuesday 7am Drop Average: 8m -> 7m (-1m) BG's 1-20 called at 8:45am as part of the initial wave.

Turtlekrawl1 day ago

7AM drop last 2 days: 5 seconds on Sunday 3 minutes on Memorial Day To what do we attribute these crazy wide swings? I’ll go out on a limb and say MK was not 37x busier on Sunday

gerarar2 days ago

Final Day 70 Stats (5/29): 7am: 193.5 secs, or ~3 mins 1pm: 14494.0 secs, or ~4 hours 2 mins BG 188 (+3) is the last BG called for the day at 9pm. Notable stoppages: None Average pace: 4mins/BG, 2mins/BG from 8pm to close. VQ Drop Mean/Average: 7am: 5.7s -> 24.5s (+18.8s) 1pm: 2hr 3m -> 2hr 15m (+12m) That does it for Day 70 of TRON Lightcycle / Run!

gerarar2 days ago

1pm drop lasted for 14493.992 secs, or ~4 hours 2 mins. Monday 1pm Drop Average: 2hr 3m -> 2hr 15m (+12m) Up to BG 65 called at 1pm, same as yesterday.

gerarar2 days ago

7am drop lasted for 193.523 secs, or ~3 mins. Monday 7am Drop Average: 5.7s -> 24.5s (+18.8s) BG's 1-15 called at 8:45am as part of the initial wave.