Disney World Reveals Big News About New Tomorrowland Addition

Walt Disney World Resort has just revealed some major news regarding its latest addition to Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom Park. To celebrate TRON‘s (1982) 40 years ago, Disney Parks released a stunning new image and more information about the upcoming TRON Lightcycle/Run.

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First announced in 2017, and after many delays (the ride should have opened last year), the new TRON roller coaster coming to Central Florida Disney Park is eagerly awaited. A TRON-themed attraction has been designed for the first time at Shanghai Disney Resort, which offers TRON Lightcycle PowerRun, and shortly – although the duration is still unknown – Disney World will host the second ride based on the phenomenon of science fiction.

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As Disney Parks Blog reported:

The Imagineers are hard at work creating TRON Lightcycle/Run, which is starting to light up the skyline of Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom Park, as you can see in this new photo. We’re in the testing phase for what will be one of the fastest coasters at any Disney park, and I know you’re going to love it. Once this attraction is over, you’ll board your very own Lightcycle and launch into the grid for a race through a dark, computerized world.

Our story picks up following the events of “TRON: Legacy”, whose main character, Sam Flynn, is now opening new gateways to this digital realm at specific locations around the world. The first portal he created is at Shanghai Disneyland with the original TRON Lightcycle PowerRun, and now Magic Kingdom guests will have their turn through this second gateway.

Disney also released a new image of the attraction, which shows the ride vehicle being tested at night amidst the fireworks spectacular, presumably Disney Enchantment, taking place at Cinderella’s Castle and Main Street in the United States. ; see the picture below!

TRON Lightcycle / Run Testing in the dark
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Disney also shared more of what runners can expect during the TRON Lightcycle/Run queue, which will be in Tomorrowland.

When you enter the attraction queue, you’ll feel like you’ve been digitized and entered the grid for a special Lightcycle ride alongside your family and friends. You will all join the blue team (hence the color of the wheels in the photo above) for a high-speed launch in a competition against the orange team. As you work your way through the course, your goal is to be the first through eight energy gates and secure your victory. Will your team have what it takes?

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Themed queuing systems aren’t uncommon at Disney parks, let alone Walt Disney World, which sees attractions like Avatar Flight of Passage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park and Disney’s latest Guardians of the Galaxy. EPCOT: Cosmic Rewind, fully immerses visitors in the world of the attraction long before they sit down to experience it.

Disney has of course shared a lot of information regarding its next big attraction, but what is glaringly missing is when the attraction will open. Work has been underway for years now, and guests can catch a glimpse of the progress and construction while riding the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover, but there’s still no clear indication as to when it will host his first lightweight cyclists.

Cover of Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
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What else isn’t clear is whether Disney World Resort will open TRON Lightcycle/Run with a virtual queue like it did for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, and once for star wars: Rise of the Resistance at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or if the attraction will open directly using the Disney Genie+ and Lightning Lane reservation systems.

While Disney fans wait for the next round of information, they can enjoy the stunning new image and fun update from Disney Parks and Walt Disney Imagineering.

Are you looking forward to riding TRON Lightcycle / Run? Let us know in the comments below!

Walt Disney World Resort has four theme parks: Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT Park, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios Park. It also includes two Disney water parks, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park and Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, as well as the retail and entertainment area, Disney Springs. A valid ticket is required to enter each park and Park Hopper hours begin at 2:00 p.m. daily.