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Everything We Know About TRON Lightcycle Run at Disney World — Now Open!

by Leap on June 4, 2023 20 Orlando

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Who's ready for a high-speed adventure? TRON Lightcycle Run has finally arrived at Magic Kingdom Park — one of the fastest coasters at any Disney theme park in the world! Inspired by the sci-fi Disney film, "TRON: Legacy," hop aboard a Lightcycle and race through an electrifying world. TRON Lightcycle Run officially opened April 4, 2023, at Walt Disney World. Read on for everything we know about this hoppin' brand-new attraction.

TRON Lightcycle Run Disney World - Lightcycles in motion

Overview of TRON Lightcycle Run at Disney World

First announced in 2017, TRON Lightcycle Run is a thrilling semi-indoor coaster at Magic Kingdom. Based on the "TRON" franchise and 2010 Disney film, "TRON: Legacy," prepare to enter The Grid, a digital world with programmers and users (that's us). Join Team Blue and race against other teams on your very own Lightcycle motorbike to see who will win!

TRON Lightcycle Run Disney World — Ride vehicles in motion

Another version of this attraction debuted at Shanghai Disneyland in 2016. Both versions reach up to nearly 60 miles an hour, making them some of the fastest Disney coasters in the world!

TRON Lightcycle Run Disney World - Nighttime canopy view

TRON at Disney World officially opened April 4, 2023, and had a soft opening period that began March 20. Leading up to the launch, there were cast member previews as well as early preview opportunities for annual passholders and Disney Vacation Club members.

Where Is TRON Lightcycle Run at Disney World?

TRON Lightcycle Run Disney World — Entrance signage

TRON Lightcycle Run is located in Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom. When first arriving at the park, head down Main Street, U.S.A. and turn right toward the Tomorrowland bridge. TRON is located right next to Space Mountain and behind Tomorrowland Speedway. There is a new walkway to the left of the Tomorrowland Launch Depot shop and Space Mountain exit.

For glimpses of TRON at Disney World, hop aboard the PeopleMover or Tomorrowland Speedway!

How to Access TRON Lightcycle Run at Disney World

TRON Lightcycle / Run information

TRON utilizes a virtual queue in place of a standby queue. This has occurred over the past few years with new attractions including Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, Remy's Ratatouille Adventure and Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. Each day, guests with valid admission and a Magic Kingdom park reservation will be able to attempt to join the virtual queue for TRON. You can attempt to join the virtual queue at 7 a.m. from anywhere or 1 p.m. inside Magic Kingdom. Each guest may only join the virtual queue once per day. On the select nights of Extended Evening Hours, eligible Deluxe Resort guests may request to join the virtual queue at 6 p.m. from anywhere. Get those fast fingers ready — the virtual queue slots for TRON went very quickly on opening day!

TRON is also offered as an individual Lightning Lane selection, available for day-of purchase via Disney Genie+. On opening day, an individual Lightning Lane selection for TRON was $20, and availability was gone before Magic Kingdom officially opened. That means if you are a Walt Disney World Resort hotel guest, you'll want to prioritize your purchase of TRON — if it's a priority for you — when availability opens at 7 a.m.

TRON is also offered on a virtual queue system for guests of Mickey's holiday parties — Mickey's  Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Chrismas Party.

TRON Lightcycle Run Disney World — Test seats

Before reaching the indoor portion of the queue, you may try the test seats out front. Due to the motorcycle-type seats, you'll need to swing one leg over and kneel down so your knee and shins rest against the pads. Then you'll pull the front handles toward you to engage the back and calf restraints. If this is an uncomfortable fit, there are more accessible seats on the back of select trains. Just let the cast member know at the loading station, and they will direct you to a smaller line waiting for the lap bar car (unofficially nicknamed the Rover or Chariot). The good news is, if some people are riding in the back and some on the Lightcycles, your party can stay together and all be on the same train!

TRON Lightcycle Run — Team Green display post-ride

After the ride, be sure to check out this awesome display and fun photo-op showcasing Team Green (sorry, Team Blue — can we frogs switch teams?).

Frequently Asked Questions About TRON at Disney World

When will TRON at Disney World open?

TRON Lightcycle Run opened April 4, 2023!

When will the Walt Disney World Railroad open?

The Walt Disney World Railroad was closed for years due to TRON's construction, but is once again carrying guests around Magic Kingdom! The beloved train reopened in late December 2022 as an early holiday surprise, featuring a new voiceover.

TRON Lightcycle Run Disney World - Forward View from Lightcycle

Is this the same ride as in Shanghai Disneyland?

Yes! Magic Kingdom's version features the same ride experience as the original version in Shanghai Disneyland, allowing even more people a chance to ride!

How does TRON at Disney World work with DAS?

Users utilizing DAS will need to first get a Boarding Group or purchase an individual Lightning Lane to ride TRON. Check in with a cast member during your callback time for further assistance.

Can I take my wheelchair or walker through the queue? 

Yes! Standard wheelchairs and walkers can be taken all the way through the queue. A cast member will place it by the ride exit once you're at the loading station. Guests using ECVs, however, must transfer to a wheelchair and leave the ECV parked outside.

How much does TRON cost?

TRON is FREE to ride if you receive a Boarding Group using the virtual queue system! An individual Lightning Lane selection for TRON will vary by date in pricing. On opening day, an ILL for TRON was $20.

Is there a height requirement?

Tron has a height requirement of 48 inches (122 cm) or taller.

TRON Lightcycle Run Disney World — Lockers

Will there be lockers available?

Yes, inside the queue are double-sided complimentary lockers. Any locker that is lit up is available for use. To open, simply tap your MagicBand, MagicBand+ or ticket card to open and lock your locker. Note that the MagicMobile through your phone will not work with the lockers, so you'll need to get a physical card from a cast member. Once you close your locker, it will lock. In case you forgot something, there is a very brief time in which you can tap it again to open. Then it will be locked until you return from your ride.

All large items must be placed in a locker prior to proceeding to the ride. Small items (no larger than a cell phone) may be placed in a small compartment on the ride vehicle. You will retrieve your belongings when you exit. If you forget your locker number, there is a screen that you can scan to remind you.

Will there be attraction photos on TRON Lightcycle Run?

TRON Lightcycle Run Disney World - Tron Ride Photo

Yes! An on-ride PhotoPass photo and video will be available after riding. Be sure to wear a MagicBand, MagicBand+ or enable your phone's Bluetooth to automatically link your media to the My Disney Experience app.

Do I need to watch the movie to understand the ride?

TRON Lightcyle Run is based on the 2010 Disney film, "TRON: Legacy." While the movie helps provide some background and fun references in the queue, we don't think it's necessary to watch the film as the queue provides enough basic information on your race. Movie-watchers will appreciate the little Easter eggs sprinkled throughout the queue. The 1982 TRON and its sequel are both available on Disney+ if you fancy a movie night before entering The Grid!

Are you excited about TRON Lightcycle Run at Disney World? Let us know in the comments below!

Related: Answering Your Frequently Asked Questions About Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

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Dec 7, 2023 at 7:59 p.m. LoriCaruthers Says...

Loved tron

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Sep 29, 2023 at 9:26 p.m. Erio66 Says...

If you wear glasses, can you keep them on for the ride or will they fall off?

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Sep 29, 2023 at 4:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Erio66!

Generally, Mommy Frog has been able to wear her glasses just fine on TRON, but they are a nice snug fit. If your glasses are loose at all (aka you shake your head and they fall down your nose or completely off), then wearing a glasses strap might give you more peace of mind! There is also a small compartment of storage space on the ride vehicle that can fit small items such as cellphones, wallets and glasses.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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May 11, 2023 at 11:11 p.m. Gene Says...

Just curious as to how many individual Disney guests are included in each que? Loved TRON, truly an exceptional experience. Can’t wait to ride it again one day soon!

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May 12, 2023 at 9:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Gene!

Disney doesn't release exact numbers on virtual queues. We think it likely varies by day — for instance, the total number of Boarding Groups isn't the same everyday. We're hoppy you loved TRON and hope you get to ride again in the future!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Apr 7, 2023 at 9:50 p.m. POLLYTUNES Says...

If we are at Hollywood Studios in the morning but hop over to Magic Kingdom can we still try for the 6pm Tron virtual cue once we're int he park because we're staying at Saratoga Springs?

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Apr 10, 2023 at 10:36 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Pollytunes!

Yes! Since you're staying at Saratoga Springs, you would be eligible to join the 6 p.m. virtual queue for a potential ride time during Extended Evening Hours when available.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Apr 4, 2023 at 2:46 p.m. Christy Says...

I am planning to go in May 2024 does anyone know if the Tron will still be operating like this? This seems pretty terrible, if you can’t get a spot in the virtual queue then you cannot ride the ride. So disappointing for Disney to be restricting access to rides that for some may be a once in a lifetime opportunity!!

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Apr 4, 2023 at 12:19 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Christy!

It truly depends on the ride. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, which was the first ride that ever utilized a virtual queue, used one from its Dec. 2019 opening through fall 2021. On the other hand, Remy's Ratatouille Adventure only used a virtual queue for just over three months. Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind continues to use one (and it officially opened last May). At this point, we do not know which virtual queues will be in use in May 2024.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Apr 4, 2023 at 2:43 p.m. Kimberly Says...

So do I need to start at 7am to try and get on the tron ride at 1 and is there a place for my walker

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Apr 6, 2023 at 3:01 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kimberly!

Currently, TRON does not have a traditional standby line, so you must either 1) join the free virtual queue or 2) purchase individual Lightning Lane access. If you opt for joining the virtual queue, you would need to join via the My Disney Experience app at either 7 a.m. or 1 p.m. (if you're unsuccessful at getting a Boarding Group at 7 a.m., you can try again at 1 p.m. but you must be inside Magic Kingdom to do so - at 7 a.m., you can try to join from anywhere; on the flip side, if you're successful at 7 a.m., you cannot join again at 1 p.m.). Your return time for when you actually get to ride TRON depends on when your Boarding Group number gets called (goes in numerical order starting with 1). If you want to purchase individual Lightning Lane access, you can buy it at 7 a.m. (if you're staying at a Disney hotel) or when Magic Kingdom officially opens (for all other guests).

Walkers can be taken all the way through the queue. A cast member will take the walker and place it by the exit for you once you're ready to board.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Apr 22, 2023 at 12:23 a.m. Jacqui Says...

Do you get the opportunity to purchase an Individual Lightning Lane at 7:00 a.m. on the day you are going to be checking in? Thanks!

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Apr 24, 2023 at 9:21 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jacqui!

Yes, as long as you're a Disney World hotel guest, you can buy your individual Lightning Lanes at 7 a.m. each day of your stay, including check-in and checkout.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Mar 12, 2023 at 7:38 p.m. Steven W Says...

Going in July! Can’t wait!

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Mar 11, 2023 at 5:17 a.m. Dougie Says...

Missed it the last time we visited

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Mar 5, 2023 at 7:49 p.m. Damian Says...

I'm planning to go in June 19 to the 28 to be in Florida vacation and anniversary I need to know is their a weight requirement and if the a a lot of bump on the rides I'm 5'1 and wife is 5'7

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Mar 6, 2023 at 9:04 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Damian!

Hoppy anniversary! There isn't a weight requirement, but there is a height requirement (48 in.). We would suggest trying out the test seats to see if you are comfortable with the ride vehicle. Otherwise, there is a back row of regular seats with lap bars as a modified seating option on select trains. There aren't any bumps — it was a smooth ride, but of course, very fast at times.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Feb 2, 2023 at 10:42 p.m. Angel Wyrwas Says...

We plan to stay off property April 1-10. We would like to be able to do Tron but will this even be a possibility if we don’t stay at a resort where they are allowed first dibs at virtual que and paid lightning lane? Should I book at least one night on property? and can it be a value resort?

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Feb 3, 2023 at 9:08 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Angel!

The virtual queue opens to everyone at the same time (while official times have not been announced, it'll likely be at 7 a.m. - for anyone anywhere - and 1 p.m. - for those who have already entered the park) so it is equal opportunity, though you must have a Magic Kingdom reservation for that day. Disney Resort hotel guests do have earlier access to individual Lightning Lane reservations, and this benefit is offered to guests staying at a value resort.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jan 19, 2023 at 9:54 p.m. Sjrp Says...

Rode it in Shanghai Disney and for people who worry about riding a motorcycle fast, they secure you in the seat very well.

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