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Disney Confirms Opening Date for TRON Lightcycle / Run

One of the most-anticipated new attractions coming to Walt Disney World in the near future is the Tron roller coaster, which we now know will be named TRON Lightcycle / Run at Walt Disney World. 

This attraction, will be an almost exact clone of Tron Lightcycle Powercycle Run, the hit attraction at Shanghai Disneyland that allows guests to board a train of two-wheeled Lightcycles and go on a high-speed adventure through Tron’s high-tech universe, was officially announced in 2017, and fans have been eagerly awaiting more information since then as construction has progressed. 

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And though we already know a lot about this upcoming attraction thanks to its Asian predecessor, Disney provided some additional details about progress on this attraction earlier this week that include a major milestone and confirmation of an opening target for this upcoming ride! 

Track installation is now complete

Disney revealed this week via their parks blog that earlier this month the final piece of the attraction’s ride track has been officially installed. You can check out the video above that showcases the Magic Kingdom Cast Members and Imagineers that were on hand for the occasion. 

And though this is definitely a huge milestone for TRON Lightcycle / Run, this attraction is a long way away from being ready for prime time…

Disney confirms 2021 opening target

Though there are over a dozen new attractions set to open in the next year at Walt Disney World, it looks like guests who are excited for TRON Lightcycle / Run have a long wait ahead of them, as Disney has confirmed that this attraction will be open in 2021 “in time for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World”. 

So while it could open a little earlier, it seems like we’re looking at a tentative fall 2021 opening date (Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary year will kick off in October), which seems sensible for such a massive project. Though all of the track has been installed, Disney still needs to build the massive structure that surrounds this ride and then of course install all of the show elements.  

Tron vehicles
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Outside the ride changes will need to be made as well, as a new elevated pathway connected to walkways in this part of Tomorrowland that lead into and under the attraction is being constructed to help with guest flow in and out of this area. In addition, an enclosed tunnel for the Walt Disney World railroad is also being constructed alongside this new attraction as well. 

Though we’ll have to wait almost two more years before TRON Lightcycle / Run is open at the Magic Kingdom, this  new addition to the Magic Kingdom should help draw thrill seekers and sci-fi fans to this park and complete the soft transformation that Tomorrowland has been going through since 2017. However, while you’re waiting, you can check out a ride through of the version in Shanghai (which is supposed to be virtually identical to the upcoming Magic Kingdom version) here, which showcases this attraction’s zero to 60 miles per hour launch into 3,200 feet of track as guests speed across the digital world of Tron.