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Tron Lightcycle / Run roller coaster opening Apr. 4 at the Magic Kingdom

by Tharin White

Tron Lightcycle / Run is officially opening Apr. 4 at the Magic Kingdom after initial cast member previews. Originally announced in 2017, now nearly six years later we are ready to enter The Grid. Tron Lightcycle / Run will be the new fastest roller coaster at the Magic Kingdom, with a dynamic restraint system and lighting package.

Tron Lightcycle / Run opens at Magic Kingdom Park on April 4, 2023.

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. When you enter the queue at Magic Kingdom, you’ll feel as if you’re digitized and transported to the Grid for a Lightcycle race.


TRON Lightcycle / Run Roller Coaster Nighttime Lighting Tests

We have been watching the construction of this coaster since the very beginning, from dirt and concrete footers to initial lighting tests of the Upload Conduit roof structure.


TRON Lightcycle Power Run Nighttime POV Shanghai Disneyland

It’s your Team Blue against the Grid’s 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.

The two coasters at Shanghai Disneyland and Magic Kingdom Park should be identical for riders. But we are excited to see differences in pre-show and exit areas. Rumor has it that Tron Lightcycle / Run will require riders to use a locker, something new for Walt Disney World.


Full Ride on the Magic Kingdom Train With New Narration and Tron View - Walt Disney World Railroad

We were able to get an up-close look at this coaster when the Walt Disney World Railroad opened late December 2022.


TRON Lightcycle Power Run Construction Update

From initial announcements to construction progress and now an opening date confirmed, Tron Lightcycle / Run is almost here, six years later. Are you ready for this major expansion to the Magic Kingdom, or is this coaster too intense for you?

Disney has also confirmed to us that eligible Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members will be getting previews in the coming weeks. More details for this offering will be available at a later date.

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