Disney’s TRON Preview Dates Finally Announced

Tron is getting ready to open, and that can only mean one thing: it’s preview time! Magic Kingdom’s long-awaited newest coaster will join the ranks on April 4, 2023, but those hoping to be the first to hop on the grid will either need to be a Cast Member or an Annual Passholder.


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As always, when Disney opens a new ride, they offer the experience first to Cast and then to Passholders before the official opening day. This is no exception. It is just one small way that Disney shows its appreciation to the ones who make the magic and to their most loyal. Many were anxious that Disney might not offer previews this time around, but thankfully that doesn’t appear to be the case.

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Cast Member preview dates have been officially announced. Beginning today, January 30, 2023, Cast Members can sign up to reserve a time to take a ride through the grid on their very own Lightcycle. Previews for Cast Members will officially run February 6- March 3, giving Cast almost an entire month to grab a time to ride. Best part? They can bring up to 3 family and friends to experience the attraction with them! Despite previews lasting almost a month, times will go fast, so if you are a Cast Member, you’ll want to make sure you get your spot ASAP!

TRON Lightcylce / Run at Magic Kingdom

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Preview dates for Annual Passholders have not yet been announced, though Disney has confirmed that they will have the opportunity to ride before the coaster officially opens. It is assumed that Passholder previews will begin right after Cast Member previews end in March and that registration will occur sometime in February. Unlike Cast Member previews, Annual Passholder previews typically do not allow guests. Riders MUST be current Annual Passholders and have a reservation in order to ride (I wasn’t even allowed to bring my non-AP five-year-old son to the Galaxy’s Edge preview).

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These previews are exciting because that means opening day is getting close! Fans have been waiting to step into the grid for five years! The construction suffered delays due to the Pandemic and financial woes due to the closure (though by 2020, it had already been under construction for about a year). The ride promises to be well worth the wait, though!

About Jill Bivins

Jill Bivins has been visiting Disney Parks since she was 2 years old and loves sharing her Disney adventures with the world. She likes to say Disney is in her blood and writing is in her bones — so any time she has the opportunity to combine these loves she is one happy camper! She has a deep abiding love for Epcot and as a die hard Star Wars fan has a serious love for Hollywood Studios as well. When she isn't exploring or writing about Disney Parks, Jill is homeschooling her 8 year old son, playing with her brand new baby son, or pretending to be a farmer on her family homestead (despite being unable to keep even a cactus alive). Find Jill on Instagram @minnieonmain.