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