After riding TRON Lightcycle / Run today at Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro declared that the attraction is an exciting and ambitious start to a transformative future of attractions yet to come.
In an interview with the Orlando Business Journal, D’Amaro shared some thoughts on his ride along Walt Disney World’s newest roller coaster and how the attraction will mark the start of a series of ambitious projects across Disney Parks.
“Tron is spectacular, and adding something of this size and scope to the most visited theme park in the world is pretty ambitious and incredible,” said D’Amaro. “You see the guests walking off that experience … the look on their faces — and it adds to the whole experience we offer here. But there’s no end … Tron is the tip of the iceberg of what’s coming.”
While Tron Lightcycle / Run is scheduled to open to the public on April 4, D’Amaro joined Walt Disney World Annual Passholders today for early previews of the attraction. The WDWNT team also got to ride Walt Disney World’s newest attraction of its official grand opening next month. Watch our POV video now to get the first look at TRON Lightcycle / Run before entering the grid for yourself.
While TRON Lightcycle / Run will be the next attraction to open to guests visiting Walt Disney World, it won’t be long before other attractions follow suit. Also in Magic Kingdom, Splash Mountain is currently under construction as part of its retheming as “Tiana’s Bayou Adventure” and is expected to be opened to guests in late 2024. A Journey of Water, Inspired by “Moana” walkthrough attraction is expected to open in the new World Nature area of Epcot later this year, featuring a 16-foot tall statue of Te Fiti.
D’Amaro points to a team of Disney Imagineers and Cast Members that are ready to continue the progress that’s being made in introducing new experiences to Walt Disney World guests in the coming years. Their perseverance, particularly seen throughout the Covid-19 pandemic seems to be just as strong when looking to the future.
“Our Imagineers, our entire team, are incredibly ambitious about the experience here and how it will continue to grow and evolve,” said D’Amaro. “You’ve seen it come to life with the 50th anniversary coming out of the pandemic and how we stood right back up and brought back all the things people love and added new things. You have seen it at Epcot — it’s totally transforming — and that will continue to transform.”
The annual D23 conference held in 2022 revealed a number of ambitious Disney Parks projects under consideration, including lands based on “Coco,” “Encanto,” and the Disney Villains, and D’Amaro points to an eagerness from the Walt Disney Company to deliver.
“We are just getting started,” the Disney Parks Chairman said.
Check out our Ongoing Coverage of TRON Lightcycle / Run:
- First Look at TRON Theming Inside Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. at Magic Kingdom
- Walt Disney World Giving Passholders Complimentary 1-Day Ticket for TRON Lightcycle Run Previews on Blockout Dates
- Walt Disney Imagineering Shares First Look at TRON Lightcycle / Run ‘Team Green’ Postshow
- Tomorrowland Directional Sign Installed on Storybook Circus Walkway Near TRON Lightcycle / Run at Magic Kingdom
Read More Details About Tiana’s Bayou Adventure:
- Logo for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Revealed
- First Look at Tiana’s New Outfit for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure
- Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Model at D23 Expo 2022 Shows Removal of Iconic Splash Mountain Tree
- Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Backstory and More Information Revealed at D23 Expo 2022
- More Details Revealed for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Story, Original Cast Returning
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3 thoughts on “Disney Parks Chairman Josh D’Amaro Declares TRON as “Tip of the Iceberg” for Future Attractions”
But I’m at Magic Kingdom today and I didn’t go on the ride…. dang it, wish I had known.
Tip of the iceberg? Tron opened in 2016. It’s 7 year old tech at this point. Josh needs a history lesson. Sure there may be more things in the works.
We have the following areas of MK to be updated. Splash Mountain/Tianas, The Tom Sawyer Island. The empty space in Tomorrowland where stich/alien encounter was. The seemingly low interest in Monsters Inc Laugh floor. And sad aged tech of space ranger spin.
Sure, Encanto land coming Spring 2054 followed by Coco land in fall of 2071 just in time for Disneyworlds 100th anniversary