BREAKING: Tomorrowland Launch Depot Store Opening Delayed, TRON Identity Program Reservations Being Canceled

The opening of Tomorrowland Launch Depot is expected to be delayed and reservations for the new TRON Identity Program experience will be canceled as the announced opening date of TRON Lightcycle / Run approaches.

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According to Cast Members in Guest Services, the Tomorrowland Launch Depot store opening is expected to be delayed until April 5, missing the projected opening on April 4 when TRON Lightcycle Run officially opens to Walt Disney World guests.

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While merchandise for TRON Lightcycle / Run will ultimately be unavailable at the Tomorrowland Launch Depot (formerly Tomorrowland Light & Power Co.) during the attraction’s official opening day, a pop-up shop may still be opening nearby that may allow guests to get their hands on the new collections teased to be coming to celebrate the opening of the newest coaster at Walt Disney World.

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Reservations for the TRON Identity Program are expected to be canceled for opening day, as well. Earlier this month, reservations opened for the new TRON Identity Program, allowing guests the first opportunity to customize and personalize their very own action figure. While the program was set to begin on April 4, in conjunction with the official opening of the attraction, guests with opening day reservations should expect those reservations to be canceled, according to Guest Services.

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Guests who had reservations for the opening day of the experience are reportedly being offered a $90 gift certificate for the trouble. Guests that have spoken with Cast Members were also reportedly told that they would have exclusive access to merchandise if they choose to visit TRON Lightcycle / Run on opening day despite the cancelation of the booked experience. At the time of publication, many, but not all, guests with reservations for April 4 have been informed of the cancelation.

While Guest Services confirmed the delayed opening of Tomorrowland Launch Depot and the cancelation of reservations for the TRON Identity Program, the reason for the delayed opening was not immediately shared. Both are currently still scheduled for the following day, April 5.

In what’s described as a 20-minute experience, the guest, referred to in this experience as the “User,” has their face scanned, and is then offered a series of options for team colors, helmets, and body configurations. The “User” also has varying programs, or roles, for their figure — such as Enforcer or Combatant. At the end of the experience, an extra layer of personalization is added, in which six lines of unique dialogue may be recorded. Figures are estimated to be finished about an hour after the guest completes the process.

Considering the intricacy of these features, the action figures are priced higher than a usual store-bought product, at $89.99. Reservations for the experience can be made here.

The walkway next to the newly renamed Tomorrowland Launch Depot at Magic Kingdom has opened to all guests, meaning anyone can currently access Energy Bytes, the TRON snack stand. Check out our full review of each of the treats available at the new snack stand.

Only guests with a virtual queue group or individual Lightning Lane for TRON Lightcycle / Run can access the ride until it officially opens to guests on April 4. Check out our full POV of the newest coaster at Walt Disney World below.

Full Coaster POV Video of TRON Lightcycle Run at Magic Kingdom

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  • Justin Topa

    Justin Topa has been a staff writer for WDW News Today since November 2022. A native of Scranton, Pa., Topa is almost always daydreaming about Walt Disney World. On days when he is not rope-dropping or resort-hopping, you could probably find Topa sulking at home with his two dogs. You can e-mail Topa at [email protected]