TRON Lightcycle Power Run is a new roller coaster coming to Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World, Florida. This attraction will take guests on an amazing thrill ride through the cyber-fi world of TRON following the events of “TRON: Legacy”, whose main character is Sam Flynn. Currently operating at Shanghai Disneyland in China, TRON is one of the most popular rides at that theme park.
Located adjacent to Space Mountain and behind the Tomorrowland Speedway, TRON will bring much needed thrill component to the Magic Kingdom. Due to the age of the Space Mountain ride as well as the family-friendly nature of both the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, TRON will be the perfect attraction to fill the void of a modern thrill ride that is missing in the Magic Kingdom.
The TRON ride vehicle will be a train composed of two-wheeled Lightcycle (motorcycle) that runs both indoors and underneath an “curved wave” outdoor canopy. There will be seven trains with 7 cars – arranged two across in a row for a total of 14 riders. Riders will travel on a 3,100+ foot track at speeds approaching 60 miles per hour.
According to recent details released by Disney, guests will join Team Blue “for a high-speed launch competition again Team Orange”.
It’s being speculated that the attraction will be limited to riders 48 inches and higher but details have yet to be announced. We also anticipate that some type of virtual queue, similar to the Guardians of the Galaxy, will be utilized one the attraction opens.
TRON is expected to be the most exciting “thrill ride” not only at the Magic Kingdom, but also throughout all the Walt Disney World theme parks. Based on concept art and promotional videos, the canopy will be that will feature attractive lighting after the sun goes down.
The TRON Lightcycle Power run attraction was originally intended to open in 2021 for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary celebration but due to the closure of the park and stoppage of construction, the opening of attraction has been delayed.
As of our last visit to the Magic Kingdom (August 2022), there is still a fairly substantial amount of construction to the grounds and surrounding that needs to be finished. However, testing of the ride vehicles has been observed by park visitors.
With all the extensive construction projects going on in Walt Disney World including the expansion of Epcot, it is anticipated that the attraction will not open for several more months – possibly a winter 2022 opening.
Endless Summer will continue to update this post with the construction progress at the TRON Lightcycle Power Run as well as any new announcements from Disney.
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