TRON Lightcycle / Run will open on April 4 at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, the company announced Tuesday, after teasing the date on Disney Parks’ social media.
The roller coaster will be among the fastest in any Disney theme park.
It is based on the “TRON” franchise, which began with the 1982 film of the same name about a computer programmer who is transported inside the digital world of a mainframe computer.
TRON Lightcycle / Run picks up after the events of the film’s 2010 sequel, “TRON: Legacy,” in which Sam Flynn opens a second gateway to the Grid, a digital realm. “When you enter the Magic Kingdom queue, you’ll feel as if you’re digitised and transported to the Grid for a special Lightcycle race,” Disney said in a statement.
What should visitors know about TRON Lightcycle / Run?
The ride is similar to TRON: Lightcycle Power Run, which debuted in 2016 at Shanghai Disneyland.
As part of Team Blue, riders will race against the Grid’s sinister Programs through eight Energy Gates.
Visitors will be required to store their belongings in lockers before riding, and accessible seating options will be available for guests with disabilities, USA TODAY learned during a hard hat tour of the construction site last year.
What can we expect from Disney in 2023?
Disney Parks also announced on Tuesday that the popular nighttime spectacular “Happily Ever After” will return to Magic Kingdom on April 3 after the resort’s 50th anniversary celebrations have concluded. The beloved show will include new projections down Main Street, USA, in addition to shimmering fireworks.
Before a new nighttime spectacular debuts at EPCOT later this year, “EPCOT Forever” will return as an interim show on the World Showcase Lagoon beginning April 3.
April 2 is the last day to see “Harmonious” at EPCOT and “Disney Enchantment” at Magic Kingdom.