Upload Conduit officially powered up at TRON Lightcycle Run in Walt Disney World

Jan 30, 2023 in "Tron Lightcycle Run rollercoaster"

Posted: Monday January 30, 2023 2:25pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Walt Disney Imagineering has hit another milestone at TRON Lightcycle Run with the powering up of the Upload Conduit.

The massive wave canopy covers the rollercoaster's outdoor segments, and responds by lighting 1200 lighting fixtures as each Lightcycle passes by.

@disneyparks >?//: Upload Conduit, power on. TRON Lightcycle / Run officially powered on last night ?? #TRON #Disney #RollerCoaster #DisneyParks #DisneyWorld #Ride #Attraction #Coaster #Orlando ? original sound - Disney Parks

Cast Member previews for TRON Lightcycle Run are planned February 6 and March 3, 2023, followed by Annual Passholder, Disney Vacation Club, Club 33 and D23 members. TRON will have its grand opening on April 4 2023.


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gerarar6 days ago

Cross-posting to here, but Tron just had its worst day operationally since the ride opened, and it just celebrated its first anniversary/birthday last week! Here are the top 3 days with the most downtime: April 9, 2024 (today) with 467 mins (~8hrs) of downtime July 12, 2023 with 392 mins (~7hrs) of downtime Sept 24, 2023 with 370 (~6hrs) mins of downtime Tron usually has very good uptime and reliability, so these kind of bad days are very rare. Today's problems stem from yesterday (4/8) where it shut down around 4pm and never reopened for the rest of the day. That continued 'til today until it finally reopened at 1pm, but then went down again for another 3 hours. Only 100 BGs were called today. Good news (kinda) is MK doesn't seem to be that busy as the morning and afternoon VQ windows lasted for minutes today, which is longer than the norm.

TrainsOfDisney8 days ago


dmc4939 days ago

No one told me I was supposed to be reviewing the rides on Yelp

Advisable Joseph9 days ago

It has a 4.3 on yelp. For comparison, Space Mountain also has 4.3. So does Big Thunder. Jungle Cruise has 3.7. Haunted Mansion was better: 4.5. EDIT: This article from Christmastime 2023 also gives context.

tparris9 days ago


DonniePeverley9 days ago

Like every modern DIsney ride - way too short, rather than the epic attractions they once built. Probably with an eye on keeping the queues down, rather than building a ride that has legacy for all time. If Jungle Cruise, Pirates etc were built today they would last a minute.

GhostHost10009 days ago

Tron looks cool in Tomorrowland, but the ride itself is just short and meh imo. Wish it wasn’t a cookie cutter attraction and was enhanced or expanded from the original.

Unbanshee9 days ago

New character profiles added to the Team Green area recently https://blogmickey.com/2024/04/new-team-green-characters-introduced-on-first-anniversary-of-tron-lightcycle-run/

Rich Brownn9 days ago

My two complaints: It feels like the portion from load to launch, and from end break to unload is longer than the actual ride and the fact it brakes so hard entering the show building. It's like it teases you outside with the visible launch and then you hit the brake and slow waaaaay down. It's almost like "ah-ha! fooled you. Ya thought it was all high speed coaster!"

ChewbaccaYourMum11 days ago

To me, TRON is fun, but it needs like 15 more seconds and one more thrill, like a drop. The feeling of a drop in that position on the bike would probably feel insane.

SaucyBoy11 days ago

Yes 👀

Basil of Baker Street11 days ago

I don't hate it. Just too short of a ride for the amount of time you wait. Takeoff and 1st turn is exciting but that's about it. RnRC and Velosicoster does it better. I just wouldn't wait long for it. Would be a nice LL pickup. And I like Mission Space.

Brian11 days ago

The short ride time is a common complaint among surveyed guests. I'd expect that to become even more common once the VQ goes away.

gerarar11 days ago

It's been very reliable. There's only a handful of days where the ride has been down for an "extended period". I believe this and GOTG: CR have been superb for their uptime throughout the park days.