TRON Lightcycle Run finally opened this week to Guests visiting Walt Disney World. This new E-ticket attraction brings a much-needed addition to Magic Kingdom. If you see Walt Disney World this spring or summer, you will want to know about this ride.
We will share everything you need to know about TRON Lightcyle Run, so you won’t miss a step when visiting Walt Disney World.
TRON Lightcyle Run officially opened to Guests at Walt Disney World on April 4. Although the ride did open early, we saw the official celebration of the ride on this date.
The attraction is located in Tomorrowland in Magic Kingdom. This new attraction is past Space Mountain and a fantastic addition to the Tomorrowland skyline.
Tron Lightcyle Run is a high-speed roller coaster ride based on the TRON franchise. On the ride, Guest board their very own futuristic motorcycle. Once looked in, Guests race through the virtual world full of amazing special effects and neon lights.
On Disney’s website, the ride is hyped up,” Leave the real world behind and join Team Blue in a quest across the Grid—the dark, computerized world with no horizons from TRON. Here, there’s no limit to the excitement.”
Throughout the ride, Guests will race against the Grid’s most menacing programs as they attempt to cross the 8 Energy Gates before the other opponents.
The ride features big drops, dark sections, and a launch with Guests reaching almost 60 mph at the start. This speed makes TRON the fastest coaster at Walt Disney World as it passes the Rock n’ Roller Coaster in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which reaches 57 mph.
TRON Lightcyle Run does have a 48-inch height requirement.
How To Ride
There are currently two ways that Guests can enjoy a ride on TRON during their Walt Disney World vacations. Guests can choose between purchasing an Individual Lightning Lane or joining the virtual queue. It is important to know that no standby line is being used.
Guests can join the virtual queue once per day. Starting at 7 am and then again at 1 pm; Guests can join via the My Disney Experience app. Guests select their party and then will be given a boarding group number and an estimated return time.
It is essential to remember that the return time is an estimation. We highly recommend turning your notifications on so the app can keep you updated on your virtual queue. We also suggest checking back into the app as the day progresses. This will let you know how quickly or slowly boarding groups move that day.
Once your boarding group is called, you will then head to TRON. Remember, virtual queues are not Lightning Lanes. You will still wait in line once you are called. Attending your return window (typically an hour) is important, as late arrivals can be turned away.
Individual Lightning Lane
The other option that Guests can choose to use to experience TRON is by purchasing an Individual Lightning Lane. These are limited and become available to Walt Disney World Resort Guests via the My Disney Experience app at 7 a.m. and offsite Guests starting when Magic Kingdom opens.
The cost for the Individual Lightning Lanes is based on surge pricing. The busier the Parks, the higher the price. Since opening, we have seen the cost remain around $20-$25 per person.
The advantage of paying for an ILL is that you can select your return time. This makes it easier to plan around. You also will have a shorter wait when you head to the ride. Typically Individual Lighting Lanes move a lot faster than the virtual queue.
If riding TRON is extremely important to your Walt Disney World experience, we highly recommend purchasing an Individual Lightning Lane. This is the best way to ensure you experience the ride.
Tips to Know
Be aware that the ride vehicles are similar to those that Guests use on Avatar Flight of Passage in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Everyone is on their motorcycle, leaning forward and locked by with back and leg restraints.
Disney does have a ride vehicle outside of the ride for Guests to try out before entering the ride. If you are concerned about how you might fit or will be comfortable on the ride, check this out beforehand.
Riding with kids:
Even with a higher height requirement, some younger kids might still be able to ride TRON. If you have kids that are into thrill rides, then they will love TRON.
Remember that everyone is in their ride vehicle, so your kid won’t be with you. Very much like Avatar Flight of Passage, everyone is on their own. If this is something that might scare your kids, maybe reconsider riding.
The ride is intense and dark, so keep that in mind.
This is the first ride at Walt Disney World where guests must use lockers. Lockers are double-sided, and Guests will put all of their belongings in these before entering the ride. Lockers are free and can be accessed using a MagicBand, MagicBand+, or a Park ticket. Cast Members can also give you an access card.
Make sure you remember your locker number before walking away. There is a small compartment on the ride where you can put sunglasses and phones, but anything more significant must be in a locker.
After you ride, you will scan your MagicBand and retrieve your items.
TRON Lightcyle Run is a new, exciting ride at Walt Disney World. It is an excellent addition to Magic Kingdom and offers some fantastic thrills for Guests who like a bit of excitement during their Walt Disney World vacations.
We hope that this helps you navigate TRON and that you can enjoy your adventure.