It has been quite a long time since TRON Lightcycle / Run was first announced back in 2017, but now we're only a few weeks away from the grand opening of this attraction on April 4 at Magic Kingdom. And while Disney has shared plenty of exciting updates about this new attraction, guests may still have some questions about this ride before it opens. Fortunately, we've put together a quick FAQ for this upcoming attraction, that will hopefully de-mystify Tomorrowland's latest attraction and get guests ready to enter the GRID and defeat team orange!
1. Will there be a stand-by line for TRON Lightcycle / Run?
Like other high-profile Walt Disney World attractions, Disney will not have stand-by available for TRON Lightcycle / Run when it opens, and will be using a virtual queue to manage initial demand. Full details for how this virtual queue will work have not yet been announced, but if this ride uses the same system as other recently-opened attractions like Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind and Remy's Ratatouille Adventure, guests will likely have at least two opportunities to join the virtual queue and join a boarding group, once in the morning and once in the afternoon. Guests will need to be quick with their official Disney app during the first few weeks of operation, as demand will likely be very high and boarding groups could be gone within seconds.
2. Will there be Lightning Lane for TRON Lightcycle / Run?
If a guest fails to secure a boarding group spot in the virtual queue, Disney has confirmed that Lightning Lane will be available for this attraction. As with other popular attractions, TRON Lightcycle / Run will not be a part of the Genie+ service, and will require its own, individual Lightning Lane purchase. Most attractions with this designation cost between $15-$20 per rider, but we have seen Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance go as high as $25 for Lightning Lane access during peak periods, a price which we could see again if TRON Lightcycle / Run sees similar crowds during its early days. While nothing is certain right now, if you are thinking about using this service to get on this attraction, definitely be prepared to pay higher prices.
3. What kind of body size limitations for this ride are there?
Because of the unique design of the TRON Lightcycle / Run, ride vehicles, there are some limitations when it comes to accommodations for riders with larger body dimensions. Though Disney has not released specific maximum dimensions for riders, a recent Twitter post detailing some difficulties from Cast Members with larger proportions trying to ride during employee previews quickly went viral, and has sparked some concern about whether or not the ride will be accommodating to guests with larger proportions. Specifically, leg dimensions seem to be the biggest issue preventing some from experiencing the attraction, which is a similar issue that guests have had on Avatar: Flight of Passage at Disney's Animal Kingdom.
Though the lightcycles are very restrictive, the ride does have accessibility seats that have a lap bar restraint, which is more accommodating. However, there are only a handful of these seats, and parties may be split up or face longer waits for these seats, which are only included on a few trains.
The best advice for riders is to use the test seats outside the front of the attraction to check and see if they are able to experience the attraction on a lightcycle. If guests find they have trouble with the test seat, they should alert a Cast Member as soon as possible that they would like to use the seats with the lap bar, instead of the lightcycle so that they can wait in the queue for the alternative seat.