Disney Reveals the TRON Coaster Updates We’ve Been Waiting For

TRON Lightcylce / Run at Magic Kingdom lights on
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After five years of lengthy construction, we are gearing up to finally enter “the grid” as TRON Lightcylce / Run prepares to open this spring at Walt Disney World Resort’s Magic Kingdom Park.

The roller coaster is currently finishing up its last few details before its completion. We have, however, seen TRON’s new sign’s completion, the Walt Disney World Railroad tunnel through the attraction, along with several test riders enjoying the roller coaster prior to its grand opening on April 4, 2023.

TRON Lightcycle Run at Night
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Now, we’re learning more details that TRON, the faster roller coaster at Walt Disney World, will become a virtual queue, along with the required locker situation.

@ScottGustin took to social media to report, “NEW: TRON at Magic Kingdom will use a virtual queue at opening. No standby line will be available. Individual Lightning Lane will also be offered.”

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This means when TRON Lightcylce / Run opens in April, the process for Disney Park Guests will be similar to EPCOT’s new roller coaster, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. No standby line will be offered, but Guests can make a virtual queue selection via the My Disney Experience App if available, or pay the individual Lightning Lane a la carte fee to ride. The fee will likely fluctuate depending on the daily crowd size at Magic Kingdom.

Additionally, Disney shared more information about TRON Lightcylce / Run’s locker requirement. With the roller coaster attraction taking riders above pathways with Guests below, all items must be stowed away prior to the ride. Disney states:

TRON Lockers at Magic Kingdom
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“A double-sided locker system will be used to store bags and loose items while you race your Lightcycle. Inside the attraction queue, these complimentary lockers pair directly with your MagicBand, MagicBand+ or ticket media…”

“All items must be placed either in a locker before you board your Lightcycle, or in a small compartment located on the attraction vehicle that can hold items such as cellphones, glasses or wallets.”

Disney has even shared a locker video so Guests will know exactly what to expect as seen in the tweet below:

The locker system is very similar to several of the lockers found prior to riding roller coasters at Disney’s neighboring competitor, Universal Orlando Resort. The double-sided locker system makes it especially easy for Guests to experience a seamless transition when dropping off and picking up their items as they enter and exit the theme park attraction.

Ready to learn more about Magic Kingdom’s new TRON Lightcylce / Run? Be sure to review Disney’s website and prepare to ride in April 2023!

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