This thrill ride is currently under construction at Magic Kingdom and is almost complete. The roller coaster is set to open on April 4, 2023.
Team Blue races against the Grid’s menacing Programs, Team Orange. Your goal is to be the first to race through eight Energy Gates and secure victory.
The attraction will be one of the fastest coasters at any Disney theme park in the world. TRON Lightcycle / Run is modeled after the version in Shanghai Disneyland.
- Location: Magic Kingdom, Tomorrowland
- Height Requirement: 48″
- Description: A coaster-style attraction that allows guests to hop on a train of two-wheeled Lightcycles, just like in the movies.
- When to Visit: N/A
- Recommended: N/A
- Tip(s): N/A
- Genie+, Individual Lightning Lane Selection, or Virtual Queue: N/A
- Scheduled Refurbishments
Everything You Need To Know About TRON
You can find TRON next to Space Mountain in Tomorrowland. Here’s where you’ll be able to soon find the attraction.
At this time, it is unclear what the height requirement will be for TRON. But, at Shanghai Disneyland, guests must be at least 48 inches tall.
Similar style coasters at WDW, like Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, have a height requirement of 48 inches.
Rider Switch & Single Rider
The addition of TRON to Magic Kingdom was first announced in July 2017 during the D23 Expo presentation.
Initially, the attraction was slated to open in time for WDW’s 50th anniversary in 2021, but due to the unexpected closure of the resort and the pandemic, the opening has been delayed.
On January 10, 2023, Disney finally revealed that TRON is opening on April 4, 2023 at Magic Kingdom.
We’re not sure what the queue will look like, but most likely part of the queue will be indoors, where guests will board their Lightcycle.
Knowing Disney, there could even be an interactive queue element, like they do for many of their attractions.
It’s uncertain if this ride will cause motion sickness, but seeing as it is a thrill ride and also a coaster, chances are likely. We have a guide on motion sickness that’s filled with information and tips, so feel free to check that out.
Even though the ride isn’t open, we do know what the ride vehicles look like. Check them out below.
There are two vehicles side by side. Each rider is strapped into their own vehicle similar to Avatar Flight of Passage at Animal Kingdom. It’s essentially like you’re riding a Lightcycle, aka a motorcycle, from the movie.
You can see below how guests ride next to each other. The vehicle straps them in by pushing them forward. Your chest will press against the front of the ride vehicle, making you feel tight and secure.
Is It Kid-Friendly?
Based on photos and videos of the attraction in Shanghai Disneyland, this might not be for all little ones, especially if they aren’t tall enough. If they don’t like roller coasters or thrill rides, they may want to avoid TRON, like several other things that might scare little ones at WDW.
We don’t know yet if PhotoPass will be part of TRON and if guests will have an on-ride photo taken.
If you don’t want to be spoiled, don’t watch, but here’s what the TRON attraction is like at Shanghai Disneyland.
Other Fun Details
- Easter Eggs: N/A
- Play Disney Parks: N/A
- Movie Connections: TRON the attraction is based on both the 1982 and 2010 films, TRON and TRON: Legacy, respectively. Both movies featured Jeff Bridges.