You read that correctly, there’s finally an opening date for a ride many people have been waiting to experience. Disney has announced that TRON will officially open in Magic Kingdom on April 4, 2023.
TRON Lightcycle / Run has been under construction for quite some time. Anyone who has ridden the PeopleMover over the past few years has been able to catch glimpses of the progress. If you’re lucky enough to catch a trial run of the ride at night while on PeopleMover, you will get to see the bright blue glow that the ride vehicles have.
The page on Disney’s website lists the ride as good for kids, teens, and adults. It’s categorized as a dark ride, having big drops, and being a thrill ride. Disney also notes that it “will be one of the fastest coasters at any Disney theme park in the world.”
Here’s the description on the ride page:
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Lean forward into the ultimate race of survival! Leave the real world behind and join Team Blue in an epic quest across the Grid—the dark, computerized world with no horizons from TRON. Here, there’s no limit to the excitement.
Climb aboard your very own Lightcycle and take off on a high-speed adventure, racing against the Grid’s most menacing Programs. Surge past your fierce opponents as you attempt to cross through 8 Energy Gates and secure your team’s victory—so you can survive to race another day.
According to the announcement on Disney Parks Blog, there will be a cast member preview. It also mentions that previews for Annual Passholders and eligible Disney Vacation Club Members may also become available. So if you are an Annual Passholder or an eligible Disney Vacation Club Member, keep an eye out for that announcement/email.
Are you excited to finally have the chance to ride TRON?
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