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.
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!
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 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 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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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?
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!
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