Disney World’s Newest Roller Coaster Is Officially Open to the Public!

After years of construction, delays, an entire pandemic, and more, Walt Disney World’s most long-awaited roller coaster is finally open to the public!

Despite being brand new, TRON Lightcycle Run is already an infamous part of Disney’s history. The ride was first announced in 2017 at a D23 Expo event, and soon enough, Walt Disney Imagineering got to work.

tron lightcycle run

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Construction began in 2018, and halted the operation of one of the most beloved Magic Kingdom rides ever,  the Walt Disney World Railroad.

Walt Disney World Railroad with Mickey

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Initially, the attraction was scheduled to debut in 2021, but the COVID-19 pandemic caused the entire world to come to a screeching halt, including Walt Disney World Resort. The Walt Disney Company revealed TRON Lightcycle Run’s opening date in January: April 4th.

It should be noted that there were Cast Member previews, Annual Passholder previews, and even a soft opening before the attraction officially opened for standard Guests.

TRON Lightcylce / Run at Magic Kingdom

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But now, here we are on April 4th, and TRON Lightcycle Run is finally open to the public! Guests can now enter the grid and join the TRON legacy by signing up for the virtual queue or purchasing an Individual Lightning Lane.

Before you know it, you’ll be seated in this unique ride vehicle, getting ready to launch into a race that feels out of this world. Make no mistake, TRON Lightcycle Run is easily one of Magic Kingdom Park’s most intense attractions.

TRON Art Rendering at Magic Kingdom

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TRON Lightcycle Run can be found in Tomorrowland, nearby Space Mountain.

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.