AT D23 EXPO 2017, DISNEY PARKS CHAIRMAN BOB CHAPEK ANNOUNCES NEW TRON-THEMED ATTRACTION COMING TO MAGIC KINGDOM PARK Ð Disney Parks Chairman Bob Chapek announces during D23 Expo the most popular attraction at Shanghai Disneyland is coming to Walt Disney World Resort. A thrilling, Tron-themed attraction will be added in a new area near Space Mountain at Magic Kingdom.

RUMOR: TRON Lightcycle Run May Still Not Open for Another Full Year at Magic Kingdom

TRON Lightcycle / Run was originally supposed to open at Magic Kingdom in time for the start of “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” on October 1, 2021. However, due to COVID-19 and the various budget constraints and layoffs of the last 20 months, the new coaster has been significantly delayed.

Disney has not made an official announcement about an opening timeframe for TRON Lightcycle / Run, but the attraction is now not expected to open until at least fall 2022 according to sources. This would be well over one year after it was originally supposed to launch (early indications were an August 2021 launch), if it even opens by the end of next year.

The attraction was mentioned a few times at the Destination D23 event, but no one would make any reference to an opening timeframe.

Check our most recent construction update about TRON Lightcycle / Run.

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  1. Just because you tag something as a rumor doesn’t make it any less irresponsible to put it out there without any sources or basis. I wish you guys would pick a narrative on this ride and stick to it for a day.

    1. You guys literally post the progress on this regularly, including today. None of which supports this completely unsourced, seemingly conjectured piece.

      What about the current state of work indicates it could take another year? Nothing. What is going on with the project to suggest Disney is stopping work to finish it off a year from now? Nothing. Even if it’s on background, be able to cite SOMEONE as a source or point to something. This comes off as not only rumor but groundless rumor, Tom.

  2. This ride won’t open until early-mid 2023. If you think it’ll open sooner you’re kidding yourself. They’re completely been silent on the ride for months now, and since there’s no other major rides being announced and a need to keep people coming back for the next “new” thing opening 2 new rides in the same year is a very bad return on investment. If you can open 2 rides in 2 years for the same cost as opening them in the same year you double the amount of customers who have to come to the parks to experience the attractions by making them make 2 separate trips. Tron will open spring break-summer 2023. With the exception of Universal, all other parks have sat on completed rides in order to maximize their investment in them and make people come back and pay. It’s simple logic. Trust me on this.

    1. “There’s no other major rides being announced…” So, you really think Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind is what? An actual pavilion from Nova? I love how people are making these timetables while completely ignoring the current state of construction as if the ride isn’t already mostly constructed already. Even Tom wasn’t willing to be so bold as say 2023, even he knows people won’t buy that.

      1. That ride was announced years ago and they’ve been talking about it since then as the next big attraction. No other ride has been announced in any of the 4 parks to keep people interested in coming back. Don’t forget, Ratatouille was ready to open in May of 2020, but instead opened in October 2021. A completed ride was sat on for a year and a half to make sure people came back to see it. Even if Tron completes construction next year, it’ll be dormant until the next big travel season which will be spring break to summer 2023.

    2. Yep. Obviously this is a different company, but Busch Gardens Tampa has had Iron Gwazi complete for around 18 months. I believe the week that all the Florida parks shut down in March 2020 was right around when they were ready to move the finished ride on to the employee testing phase.

      And yet it still isn’t open and won’t be for another 3 months.

      1. Even worse was Ice Breaker at Sea World, which already had done limited employee previews before it just shut down and was frozen in time until it gets thawed this coming February.

  3. I would like to see Disney give us a season and a year on the opening of Tron Lightcycle. People plan their vacations around the opening of new attractions. Not all of us live in Florida and can ride over whenever they open something.

  4. So as far as we know so far, the track is done and the ride vehicles have been delivered. So we’re just waiting on the theming? Maybe stuff they need is backordered and don’t have an ETA on delivery, so they can’t promise an opening date? Just feels like they have <6 months of work left to do comparatively. I feel it’s a supply constraint issue.

    1. My cousin talked to Jimmy Calvano, who did 7.000 track rivets in November on tron’s inner curve…at Magic Kingdom WDW!
      Tron will open Saturday September 10, 2022. (WDW Railroad too)
      I have booked my dates!!
      See you on the $50 Tron ride price super genie platinum gold lightning loop!!

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