TRON Lightcycle Run at Magic Kingdom is still under construction, and although Disney hasn't revealed an opening timeline, the company recently released more details about the attraction, including a new photo.
What You Need To Know
- Disney has released more details about Magic Kingdom's upcoming TRON attraction
- A new photo shows the ride vehicles illuminated at night
- Disney also shared more information about the ride's storyline, which takes place after the 2010 film, "TRON: Legacy"
To mark the 40th anniversary of the 1982 film, “TRON,” Disney released a brand-new photo of the upcoming attraction over the weekend. The nighttime photo shows the ride vehicles, called Lightcycles, illuminated during a test run.
In a post on the official Disney Parks Blog, Disney also shared more details about the attraction’s storyline, which is set after the events of the 2010 sequel, "TRON: Legacy."
“Sam Flynn is now opening new gateways into this digital realm at specific locations around the world,” according to the post. “The first portal he created is at Shanghai Disneyland with the original TRON Lightcycle Power Run, and now Magic Kingdom guests will get their turn through this second gateway.”
Riders will board Lightcycle bikes before launching into “the Grid” where they will race through a computerized world. They will be part of Team Blue and compete against Team Orange, with the goal of being the first to make it through eight Energy Gates.
Disney has been steadily testing the attraction over the last few months. In May, the company released video of the first full-speed launch test. And then in June, Imagineers began testing and programming the more than 1,200 light fixtures on the outside canopy.
The attraction, first announced for the Florida park in 2017, does not yet have an opening date. Once completed it will join other new attractions at Disney World, including Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind—both of which opened at Epcot this year.