When Is The Tron Roller Coaster Opening At Disney World?
- Patrick Hunter
Disney World reveals the opening date for its Tron Lightcycle Ride In recent years, numerous setbacks have plagued the introduction of new amusement park rides. This is part of what has made possible. However, the Tron-themed ride at Disney World did not open to the public this year.
- The park has finally provided a more precise estimate of its opening date, which was originally announced in 2017.
- The company announced at D23 Expo that Tron Lightcycle / Run will open in the spring of 2023.
- Earlier reports suggested the attraction based on the 1982 science fiction classic would debut as early as 2021, in time for Disney World’s 50th anniversary celebration.
Obviously, this was not the case. As is almost always the case with new theme park attractions, the exact opening date will not be announced until it is closer. However, the amusement park has confirmed that the ride will be operational by early next year.
- According to a report, it will be located in a new section of Tomorrowland near Space Mountain and Tomorrowland Speedway in the Magic Kingdom.
- Tron is a coaster-style ride in which riders sit side-by-side on two-wheeled Lightcycles in a train.
- They resemble roller coasters at.) The bicycle train travels both indoors and outdoors, with a canopy covering the outdoor sections.
The Tron experience in Orlando will not be the first in the world. It resembles the attraction at Shanghai Disneyland. It will be the first to arrive in the United States, and when it opens in 2023, it should be one of the most alluring new attractions at American amusement parks.
Where does Tron intend to go at Magic Kingdom?
TRON Lightcycle Run is a new roller coaster currently under construction near Space Mountain in Tomorrowland of Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. This contains all pertinent information, including the anticipated opening date, progress photos, video of ride vehicle testing, concept art, and answers to frequently asked questions.
This roller coaster was announced five years ago, is a clone of Shanghai Disneyland’s TRON Lightcycle Power Run, and will be located in Fantasyland between Tomorrowland Speedway and Storybook Circus. As with Space Mountain, it will be beyond the railway tracks that encircle Magic Kingdom; therefore, Walt Disney World Railroad is closed due to roller coaster construction (and likely, operational cost-savings).
We may soon have an answer to the question, “When will TRON Lightcycle Run open?” After countless years of anticipation, Disney will likely announce the opening date between Thanksgiving and Christmas in 2022. Sign up for our FREE Disney newsletter if you would like to be notified when this information is revealed (as well as other Walt Disney World-related news, discount announcements, etc.).
Officially known as TRON Lightcycle / Run (or Tron Lightcycle Power Run), this attraction is a semi-enclosed launched steel motorbike roller coaster. The seats are comparable to those on Avatar Flight of Passage at Animal Kingdom; riders sit on individual lightcycles, lean forward, grasp a set of handlebars, and a pad behind the seat descends and snugly secures them in place.
As suggested by its name, the roller coaster is inspired by the Tron films. It begins with guests entering a massive gravity/show building and boarding their own motorbike or lightcycle on the Grid. Unlike Space Mountain or Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, the ride’s climax is a loop beneath a large color-changing canopy, which also serves as the attraction’s defining exterior feature.
- This is a photograph of how everything appears at Shanghai Disneyland.
- We’ve ridden TRON Lightcycle Run multiple times at Shanghai Disneyland, so much of the information that follows is based on our personal experiences.
- TRON Lightcycle Power Run is the focal point of Tomorrowland in China, with the entire land being constructed around it.
I find it clever that there are multiple approaches and viewing areas for the roller coaster. In contrast, the Magic Kingdom’s TRON Lightcycle Run is situated behind Space Mountain, will have a cramped approach between that ride’s exit and Tomorrowland Speedway, and it appears that the only viewing area for the roller coaster under the canopy will be along the winding entrance and exit paths.
- Now, let’s examine some concept art for TRON Lightcycle Run at Magic Kingdom to see how its aesthetics will differ from the Shanghai Disneyland version of the attraction.
- The latest concept art for TRON Lightcycle Run has been modified from the original plans.
- There are a few noticeable differences between this new artwork and its predecessor.
First, the marquee is now a planter in front of the attraction, as opposed to hanging from the canopy’s peak. Instead of stairs, the entrance is now a winding, accessible walkway. The train appears to enter what appears to be a very small tunnel. Above is concept art from two years ago that demonstrates how TRON Lightcycle Run complements Space Mountain, Tomorrowland Speedway, and the Walt Disney World Railroad.
You can see the stairs, the path back to Storybook Circus, and the original marquee in this image. You cannot see where the train would go, and it appears that the entrance and exit from the exhibition building follow the same staircase. For those interested in how TRON Lightcycle Run will fit into the “skyline” of the Magic Kingdom, the aerial view from last summer, before the canopy cushions were installed, is provided above.
Here, you can also observe how far back the gravity building extends, all the way to World Dr. on the opposite side of Magic Kingdom. Despite the fact that the gravity building is prominent in these photographs, it should be noted that this is an extremely extreme angle.
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Will Tron be available in November of 2022?
Credit: Reddit user u/The-Godfather Walt Disney World Resort announced at the 2017 D23 Expo that TRON Lightcycle Run would be coming to Magic Kingdom. The COVID-19 pandemic slowed the construction and testing of the rollercoaster, which fans have observed for years.
- Related: Fan-Favorite ‘Star Wars’ Character to Visit Disneyland for a Limited Time At the D23 Expo in September, Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Josh D’Amaro announced that TRON Lightcycle Run will open in the spring of 2023.
- A specific date has not been announced.
- Screenshot courtesy of Scott Gustin/Twitter The Disney Park recently released footage of D’Amaro and other Disney Cast Members testing the ride, but has remained largely silent about the ongoing construction since then.
Guests on the Tomorrowland Transit Authority Peoplemover got a glimpse of the rollercoaster testing in the dark for the first time this week: Caught some Tron testing tonight. Looked so polished. The lighting was stunning in person. WaltDisneyWorld Inside the Magic will provide any updates regarding TRON Lightcycle Run, which is scheduled to arrive at Magic Kingdom in the spring of 2023.
The Tomorrowland Speedway attraction, which debuted in 1971 as the Grand Prix Raceway, will be replaced by TRON Lightcycle Power Run just before the Magic Kingdom’s 50th anniversary (likely in 2020 or 2021).
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