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    TRON Lightcycle / Run

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Description And Comments

TRON Lightcycle / Run is an elevated, high-speed, indoor/outdoor roller coaster in which riders sit as if on a motorcycle, while they rocket past scenes that simulate being inside a computer (and one with neon lighting at that).

TRON’s ride vehicles are set up as 14 semi-detached light cycles, with seven rows of two cycles each. Riders must lean forward slightly to hold on to the cycle’s handlebars. Once seated and out of the ride’s loading zone, riders are launched like a catapult into the ride’s first set of turns. An impressive set of video effects surrounds the rider through most of the journey.

TRON is most similar to the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster over at Hollywood Studios, which is also a catapult-launched, indoor coaster. TRON is by far the most intense coaster in the Magic Kingdom, although it doesn’t have any loops or inversions. If Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Splash Mountain, or Big Thunder Mountain give you pause, skip TRON.

Touring Tips

TRON Lightcycle / Run is one of the Magic Kingdom's hottest rides. You can only board the attraction by joining a "Boarding Group" via Disney's virtual queue system or by purchasing an individual Lightning Lane access. There is not a standby queue where you can simply walk up and wait.

The virtual queue for TRON "opens" with new Boarding Groups at 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. each day. You must use the official Disney World app to join a Boarding Group, and expect spots to be gone in a matter of seconds for the foreseeable future. On days that offer Extended Evening Theme Park Hours, eligible guests can also try to join a Boarding Group starting at 6:00 p.m.

Special Comments

  • We rate this attraction as Not To Be Missed.
  • This attraction has a minimum-height requirement of 48 inches.
  • This attraction may be frightening for children.
  • This attraction offers rider swap.

Although the practice is common at Universal Orlando, this is the first Disney World attraction where loose items and bags must be stored in a locker (short-term lockers are provided at the attraction entrance) prior to boarding.

Disney announced that TRON will be in a "soft opening" phase from March 20 to April 3. During that test period, Boarding Groups will become available in Disney's official app at 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.. Note that the attraction may operate for all or part of the day during the "soft opening," and Boarding Groups may not advance as quickly as they would during a ride's normal operations. See our Step-by-Step: How to Ride TRON Lightcycle Run at Disney World article for details on using Boarding Groups at TRON.

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