ORLANDO, Fla. – Disney announced new details on its highly-anticipated roller coaster, TRON Lightcycle/Run, including how parkgoers can get on the ride.
The roller coaster will open on April 4 in Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland with a virtual queue and no standby line, according to the Disney Parks Blog.
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Inspired by the TRON films, the new attraction will give guests the chance to ride on two-wheeled Lightcycles and enter the Grid.
Disney said TRON Lightcycle/Run will pick up after the events of the 2010 film “TRON: Legacy,” where Kevin Flynn’s son, Sam Flynn, has opened a second gateway into the digital realm. Riders, who will represent Team Blue, will race against the Grid’s menacing Programs, Team Orange.
While there will only be a virtual queue, there will also be a Lightning Lane entry availability for the attraction.
To access the virtual queue, guests will need to use the My Disney Experience app. Each Guest can request to enter the virtual queue no more than once per day during regular park hours.
Guests must have valid admission and a theme park reservation to join the virtual queue. There will be 2 daily opportunities to request to join the virtual queue for TRON Lightcycle / Run.
- 7:00 a.m. (Guests do not need to be in the park when they join, but must have a theme park reservation for Magic Kingdom park)
- 1:00 p.m. (Guests must be in Magic Kingdom park to join the virtual queue)
Disney said an additional opportunity to request to join the virtual queue will be available at 6:00 p.m. on select dates during extended evening theme park hours for registered guests staying at select Disney resort hotels.
Guests may also purchase Individual Lightning Lane entry for this attraction. Disney said Lightning Lane entry purchases are limited in availability, are subject to change or closure, and may vary by date.
There will also be a double-sided, digitized locker system — similar to the lockers used on the Velocicoaster attraction in Islands of Adventure —where riders can use their MagicBands to lock and reopen their lockers.
When guests step onboard, they will board a train of two-wheeled Lightcycles for a thrilling race through the digital frontier in Tomorrowland.
“The story of TRON Lightcycle/Run picks up after ‘TRON: Legacy’ where Kevin’s son, Sam Flynn, has opened a second gateway into a digital realm called the Grid. The first of these portals he created is found at Shanghai Disneyland with the original TRON Lightcycle Power Run,” Disney explained on its blog. “When you enter the queue at Magic Kingdom, you’ll feel as if you’re digitized and transported to the Grid for a special Lightcycle race. It’s your Team Blue against the Grid’s menacing Programs, Team Orange. Your goal is to be the first to race through eight Energy Gates and secure victory.”
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