TRON Lightcycle / Run is finally nearing completion, and the coaster trains have been testing regularly in preparation. We’ve recently learned that the accessible Light Runner car vehicles at the end of the trains may also be used to accommodate guests whose mobility or size are not compatible with the Lightcycles.
At Shanghai Disneyland, where the TRON roller coaster already operates, the Lightrunner cars are used explicitly for guests who use mobility devices such as wheelchairs. However, it seems the Magic Kingdom version will be used to accommodate a larger group of guests who would otherwise be unable to ride.
The Lightcycle vehicle requires guests to swing a leg over the seat and ride with two feet in bucket-like stirrups. It has a bar that goes across the thickest part of the calf, and you are restrained leaning forward over the body of the vehicle. The setup is more restrictive than the average Disney attraction, and more guests may have difficulties boarding.
Take a closer look at the vehicles from when they were on display at Magic Kingdom three years ago in our video below.
Guests who are wider or taller than the average guest may also be unable to fit in the restraints.
The Light Runner cars are instead equipped with a standard lap bar. If Walt Disney World does choose to utilize the car for a wider group of guests, we expect it will result in longer waits for those who need it.
There is still no opening date for TRON Lightcycle / Run at the Magic Kingdom, though it is rumored to open in early April.