Once more demonstrating their capacity to combine rollercoaster speed and quick thrills, Walt Disney World continues to innovate with thrilling sensations.
The Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind movie made its premiere in 2017.
The most recent comes from TRON Lightcycle / Run, a brand-new Magic Kingdom ride that will open to the general public on April 4.
Park visitors enter the Grid thanks to TRON Lightcycle / Run. It is based on the science fiction Tron movies, which we heartily recommend seeing in 1982 or 2010 for a deeper understanding of the experience.
The digital inventions from the franchise, known as “Programs,” will be fought by visitors, or “Users,” while riding a Lightcycle. You can learn more about these distinct Programs’ capabilities and successes while waiting in line. Programs are on Team Orange, whereas Users are on Team Blue.
The TRON Lightcycle / Run is an indoor-outdoor experience that launches you high into the air with breathtaking vistas of the outer world before bringing you back inside for some virtual activities. Given that the ride lasts for less than 90 seconds, you’ll need to ride it often to take in all the nuances that are flashing by you.
The attraction itself is very dynamic, according to Kerry Milligan, Assistant Project Manager, Walt Disney Imagineering, in a recent blog post about her experience working on the project. There are so many distinct aspects to it, including the outside concourse, the interior line, and the various riding sensations throughout the day and at night. I enjoy observing everything in motion while standing on the concourse. The Tomorrowland Speedway, the Lightcycles, and even the PeopleMover are all visible as they round the circuit. There is simply so much going on, and it’s all set off by this magnificent canopy, a work of architecture that enhances Space Mountain’s form.
The front row is the greatest place to ride to experience the full intensity of the ride because the coaster reaches 59 MPH and you can feel the intense surge from the moment it launches.
The amazing lights that illuminate the entire area will make this a very well-liked attraction at night as well. Although if the experience is significantly improved at night, it is still really exciting during the day.
After the ride, visitors can take advantage of other TRON attractions including creating their own Tron action figure, buying a range of TRON products, or enjoying the new neighboring restaurant Energy Bytes. The concession stand will serve Chinese dumplings, coffee, and sweets. You may wonder why Chinese dumplings. It’s a shout-out to Shanghai Disney, which opened the first TRON Lightcycle Power Run attraction in 2016 that Disney designed.
TRON at Disney World has been a long time coming, and the new attraction definitely lives up to the promise. It is a much-appreciated addition that will strengthen Magic Kingdom’s offerings. How does it compare to Space Mountain, its neighbor? You’ll have to ride it yourself to compare the new to the old, although we do have some ideas.