The new trailer released for TRON Lightcycle / Run shows off a bit of the attraction’s storyline in the video. Orange rival racers are displayed on giant overhead screens as riders zoom through the Grid.
New Trailer for TRON Lightcycle / Run
Disney Parks released the trailer earlier today for the new TRON Lightcycle / Run attraction at Magic Kingdom. Watch it below.
The new trailer walks a guest through the process of boarding and riding the attraction, showcasing Cinderella Castle with a TRON-themed overlay and spelling out the process on screen in block letters. TRON Lightcycle / Run is a launch coaster, which means that the initial momentum is not produced by a drop, like many rollercoasters.
Both Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith and Slinky Dog Dash in Disney’s Hollywood Studios are also launch coasters, as is Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind in EPCOT.
TRON Lightcycle / Run Ride Experience
TRON Lightcycle / Run is a high-speed, thrilling coaster ride. It is also the first attraction at Walt Disney World to require the use of lockers for personal belongings.
Guests climb aboard their very own Lightcycle and “take off on a high-speed adventure, racing against the Grid’s most menacing Programs.” Riders will “surge past fierce opponents” and attempt to cross through eight Energy Gates to win a victory for their team. All racers are on Team Blue.
If you’re excited to see the full experience of this attraction before you ride it, make sure to watch our thrilling point-of-view (POV) video above. We also have a full written overview of the visual experience here for your convenience:
Virtual Queue and Individual Lightning Lane for TRON Lightcycle / Run
TRON Lightcycle / Run is currently on a limited queue system. Guests may experience the ride by either joining a virtual queue, or purchasing an Individual Lightning Lane pass.
Joining the TRON Lightcycle / Run virtual queue does not have an additional cost. In order to join, guests must open the My Disney Experience App and be ready to tap “Join” as soon as the queue opens. This opportunity happens twice per day. In order to be eligible, guests must hold a valid Park Pass and a park reservation for Magic Kingdom on the day they hope to hop on a Lightcycle via this virtual queue.
The first opportunity is at 7:00 a.m. Once this fills up, the queue closes and reopens at 1:00 p.m. For the afternoon queue opportunity, only guests physically within Magic Kingdom will be able to book a reservation in the virtual queue. Visitors who successfully booked during the 7:00 a.m. queue cannot book a second experience in the 1:00 p.m. queue.
Once a guest is successfully in a virtual queue, the My Disney Experience App will provide a boarding group and a time to arrive at the TRON Lightcycle / Run queue entrance. Make sure you get there in plenty of time, and keep an eye on this projected window as it sometimes changes.
With individual Lightning Lane access, guests can purchase passes with a specific a time for their party to arrive. The Disney Genie Tip Board will tell guests when the next Lightning Lane window is for eligible attractions. The Tip Board will clarify which attractions are available individually and which are available through Genie+. Visiting an attraction’s landing page within the app will also show an option for booking Lightning Lane access.
In order to book Individual Lightning Lane access for TRON Lightcycle / Run, guests will need to access the Disney Genie app as soon as they’re eligible to book a reservation. Guests of a Disney Resort hotel or partner hotel may make their first purchase starting at 7:00 a.m. on the day of their visit. All other guests may make their first purchase during normal park opening hours.
Guests do not need to purchase Genie+ for the day in order to purchase Individual Lightning Lane access. Each rider will need a separate pass, but bookings can be made for the entire group at once.
Even with access through one of these methods, there is still sometimes a wait to get on the ride.
If you haven’t seen our honest review of the attraction yet, take a look at the video below.
Have you ridden TRON Lightcycle / Run yet? Do you hope to plug into the Grid soon? We’d like to see your opinions in the comments below.