Get Excited: The Tron Roller Coaster Is Coming to Disney World
TRON LightCycle Power Run, a high-speed roller coaster inspired by the 1982 cult classic film, will open at Disney's Magic Kingdom theme park in 2021.
The futuristic ride debuted at Shanghai Disney Resort when the park opened last year and quickly became a hit with guests for its innovative ability place guests directly into the movie’s computerized digital world.
Beginning with an adrenaline-charged launch, riders burst out under an illuminated canopy before mimicking the film’s “light cycle” battles by soaring through multiple “gates” within the Grid.
Don’t fear if the lingo makes absolutely no sense: The indoor-outdoor coaster is thrilling whether or not you’re a fan of the mainframe movie.
With a dramatic track and vehicles that secure guests into unique motorcycle-shaped seats, the ride provides an experience far different and more intense than many of Disney’s stateside thrill rides.
Set adjacent to Space Mountain and just beyond Tomorrowland Speedway, the TRON coaster will provide even more of a futuristic feel to Tomorrowland when it is completed in time for Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary.
This expansion at the Magic Kingdom is just one of the new cinematic experiences announced for the commemoration, which includes a Ratatouille-themed family ride and Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster, both opening at Epcot. They will follow the debut of the 14-acre Star Wars-themed land poised to open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2019.