Guests waiting for their chance to jump on the grid and experience the all new TRON Lightcycle / Run attraction at Magic Kingdom should get ready. With the attraction set to open April 4th, 2023, things have been moving quickly to ensure it’s ready. Just recently the official signage was installed and daily tests have been running for the last few months.
So what can guests expect from this brand new attraction? Here are a few things that we know:
1. JOIN TEAM BLUE VIA THE VIRTUAL QUEUE
When TRON Lightcycle / Run opens it will use a virtual queue, allowing guests the opportunity to experience the attraction later in the day and enjoy all that Magic Kingdom Park has to offer while they wait to enter the Grid. Guests with a valid ticket or pass and a theme park reservation for Magic Kingdom Park on the same date will have the opportunity to request to join the virtual queue via the My Disney Experience app. A standby queue will not be available.
2. INDIVIDUAL LIGHTNING LANE ENTRY
Guests may also have the option to purchase individual – or à la carte – Lightning Lane entry in the My Disney Experience app. On the day of their visit, Team Blue recruits with a valid admission and a park reservation for Magic Kingdom Park on the same date may visit the Disney Genie Service Tip Board in the app to choose an arrival window and make their purchase before joining the high-speed race against Team Orange. Guests may check the app on the day of their visit for pricing and availability.
3. NEW LOCKER SYSTEM
New to TRON Lightcycle / Run, a double-sided and digitized locker system will be used to store bags and loose items while guests race their Lightcycle. Inside the attraction queue, these complimentary lockers pair directly with MagicBand, MagicBand+ or ticket media so guests can easily lock and reopen their locker with a quick tap. Guests without a MagicBand or other ticket media (such as a card) will be provided with a card to assign their locker. All items must be placed either in a locker before guests board their Lightcycle, or in a small compartment located on the attraction vehicle that can hold items such as cellphones, glasses or wallets.
4. DISNEY PHOTOPASS PHOTO AND VIDEO OFFERINGS
Guests can relive their race through this dark, computerized world when they preview an onboard photo and video automatically linked to their My Disney Experience account through one of the following methods:
- Use an eligible mobile device, enable Bluetooth® for the My Disney Experience app before riding, make sure to be logged into the My Disney Experience app sometime earlier that day, and keep the device out of low power mode. Make sure the mobile device boards the Lightcycle with the Guest and is safely stored in the small Lightcycle compartment to use this method.
- Wear a MagicBand or MagicBand+ that’s linked to a My Disney Experience account.
We do expect there to be previews of the new attraction including media, Cast Members and possibly Passholders and DVC Members. These typically take place about a week or so before official opening.
Is there a height requirement for TRON Lightcycle / Run?
Yes, the height requirement for TRON Lightcycle / Run is 48″. Guests who don’t meet this requirement are not permitted to ride. All guests are subject to height check at the entrance and inside the attraction.
How Can I Ride TRON Lightcycle / Run?
Guests who want to experience the attraction will be required to join a virtual queue via the My Disney Experience app on the day of their visit. Disney has not yet said if guests have to be in the parks to join or if they will be able to join pre-arrival.
Guests will also be able to experience the attraction via paid ILL. This can be done day-of and prices will vary based on demand. There are a limited number of ILL’s for purchase each day.
There will not be a stand-by line when the attraction opens.