New Disney Report May Mean TRON Coaster Won’t Open Until 2023

TRON Lightcycle Power Run
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D23 has released a list of “Every Disney Moment We’re Looking Forward to in 2022”. While the list is full of exciting experiences, it’s quickly noticeable the mention of Disney World’s TRON Lightcycle Run is missing from the lineup.

TRON Light/Cycle Run
TRON Art Rendering (Credit: Disney)

In the Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products portion of the D23 article, several upcoming 2022 experiences are noted. First up, D23 talks about the new, “Hey, Disney”, the voice assistant utilizing Alexa technology for supported Amazon Echo devices. D23 reports, “Hey, Disney” brings Disney characters and stories to life in magical new ways to make Guest stays at Disney Resort hotels even more convenient, engaging and enjoyable.

MagicBand+ and Hey, Disney
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“Hey, Disney” isn’t the only new piece of technology to expect in 2022. Guests at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort will be able to use the next-generation MagicBand+. This wearable technology will be the first MagicBand offering at Disneyland Resort.

As previously announced, on March 1, 2022, the first voyage of Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will depart. Guests will board the Halcyon starcruiser for a two-night adventure where they see, feel, and live their own Star Wars story. Galactic Starcruiser has recently fallen into some negative reports among Disney fans so we’re keeping our fingers crossed the experience is as impressive as Disney makes it sound.

Galactic Starcruiser
Starcruiser Art Rendering (Credit: Disney)

We were thrilled to see the highly-anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at EPCOT made the list! Disney previously announced the new coaster will open in Summer 2022. D23 reports, “As part of the historic transformation of EPCOT, the first “other-world” showcase pavilion will open, giving you insight to the treasures that the planet of Xandar has to share… Oh, and you’ll get to ride on the first-ever Disney coaster to feature a reverse launch! Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind opens summer 2022 to take Guests on an intergalactic chase through time and space!”

Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind (Credit: Disney)

The Park experiences list continues with favorites returning like the Main Street Electrical Parade, which will light up Disneyland Park. Three more nighttime spectaculars will return including Fantasmic!, World of Color, and the Disneyland Forever fireworks spectacular.

Fantasmic! (Credit: Disney)

Disney Parks around the globe are preparing for 2022. Disneyland Paris will ring in its 30th anniversary on March 6 and then debut Avengers Campus later that summer. At Hong Kong Disneyland, a new nighttime spectacular called Castle of Magical Dreams will debut. At Tokyo Disney Resort, Tokyo Disney Resort Toy Story Hotel will open.

Tokyo Disney Resort Toy Story Hotel
Tokyo Disney Resort Toy Story Hotel (Credit: Disney)

D23 even made mention of Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship, the Disney Wish. The Disney Wish is scheduled to sail its maiden voyage on June 9, 2022.

Disney Cruise Line Disney Wish
Disney Wish (Credit: Disney)

With all the buzz, something BIG is missing! That’s right, where’s the mention of TRON Lightcycle Run at Walt Disney World Resort? The roller coaster construction is well underway in the Tomorrowland portion of Magic Kingdom Park. Sadly, the attraction was initially scheduled to open in 2021 for Disney World’s 50th Anniversary, but with COVID closures, the construction was put on hold.

Credit: Shanghai Disneyland

Now, we’re keeping our fingers crossed that Disney is simply playing it safe which is why they didn’t mention the TRON coaster in their D23 lineup of 2022 events. It looks like for now, we’ll need to catch a ride on the sister attraction, TRON Lightcylce Power Run at Shanghai Disneyland Resort.

Do you think Magic Kingdom’s TRON Lightcycle Run will open in 2022 or 2023? Let us know in the comments.

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.