There has been a lot of talk recently about Disney’s newest attraction. Tron: Lightcycle/ Run is currently welcoming its first guests as Disney World Cast Member previews have started up. Several key talking points seem to be front and center: the ride is amazing, the ride is extremely short, and people have had trouble fitting on the bikes.
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As a bigger girl myself, that last one caught my attention. I’m an adrenaline junkie and I’ve waited so long for this coaster that the thought that my size may prevent me from riding when it opens to the public filled me with sadness. Disney has always had a reputation for being “Pooh Size Friendly” as I like to put it. Unlike other theme parks, fitting on rides is never something I’ve had to concern myself with at the House of Mouse.
Eager to know more, I sought out people who have ridden it that may be able to provide more information. The consensus? If you can ride Flight of Passage, you can ride Tron: Lightcycle/Run. The vehicle mechanisms are similar for both rides, which is reassuring. I fit on Flight of Passage just fine (photo below for reference).
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Many had trouble fitting when Flight of Passage first debuted but Disney was able to make adjustments on the ride to be accommodating to as many body shapes and sizes as possible, so it’s very likely this will happen for Tron as well. Additionally, for those that cannot ride on the bike style ride vehicle, there is a separate car that can accommodate most body types. It’s more in line with a traditional roller-coaster seat than the bike-type seat. Currently, only 2 trains are equipped with the special seats which has led to longer waits for larger guests. Cast Members have confirmed, however, that all trains will be outfitted with this style seat soon which will help to alleviate some of the extended wait times.
We can’t wait to enter the grid for ourselves and take Tron: Lightcycle/Run for a test drive. The new coaster will open to Walt Disney World Annual Passholders for previews soon and will be available to the general public beginning April 4, 2023!