Tron Lightcycle / Run soft openings gearing up for Monday

Attraction opening officially on April 4 at Magic Kingdom

TRON Lightcycle / Run at Disney's Magic Kingdom. Guests riding on lightcycles (Landon McReynolds, WKMG)

BAY LAKE, Fla. – Guests hoping to experience Walt Disney World’s newest attraction, TRON Lightcycle / Run, might get their chance a little earlier than expected.

On Friday, the resort announced that soft openings for the roller coaster attraction would begin on March 20 and run through April 2.

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In order for guests to score entrance into the Grid during this period, they must join a virtual queue through the My Disney Experience app or purchase an Individual Lightning Lane.

To join the virtual queue, people wishing to ride this attraction need a valid admission to Magic Kingdom and a theme park reservation. The first opportunity happens at 7:00 a.m. each day. During this opportunity, guests do not need to be in the park - but must have a theme park reservation for Magic Kingdom.

The next opportunity, which requires a guest to be in the theme park, is at 1:00 p.m.

Beginning April 4, guests will be digitally scanned into the exciting and digitalized game world in TRON Lightcycle / Run presented by Enterprise. On Tuesday, Walt Disney World invited members of the media into the digital world of the Grid to experience the highly-anticipated attraction.

Other attractions using this virtual queue system include Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at neighboring EPCOT. Guests will be notified through the app when it’s their time to ride. Disney said TRON Lightcycle / Run will not utilize a traditional standby line during its soft opening period or after its official grand opening on April 4.

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About the Author:

Landon joined News 6 in 2017. He grew up in Southern Illinois and graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelors degree in TV and digital media. When he is not at work you can catch him at one of Orlando's theme parks or the beach. Before working at News 6 he worked for stations in Miami and Fort Myers.