On June 7, 2023 I was excited to obtain boarding group 97 for TRON Lightcycle/Run using the virtual queue system for the newest attraction in Magic Kingdom Park. On this attraction you leave the real world behind and join Team Blue in a quest across the Grid — a dark, computerized world with no horizons from TRON the movies. Follow along as I share my experience on riding this fun, new attraction located in Tomorrowland at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park.
First things first, this ride can only be experienced by obtaining a virtual queue boarding group at 7:00 am or 1:00 pm on the My Disney Experience app or purchasing an Individual Lightning Lane on the day you have a park reservation for Magic Kingdom Park. There is no standby queue as of this article’s publication and these queuing options are always subject to change.
My journey started once my boarding group was called to get in the queue, which I will add was called at 5:35 pm that day. We headed to the entrance of TRON located to the left of Space Mountain in Tomorrowland. The queue starts at the top of the slight incline on the right hand side. There is an area before you enter the queue if you need to set up Rider Switch within your travel party. Before entering the queue itself our travel party scanned in on the MagicBand scanners, which acknowledged that we did indeed have an active boarding time for the attraction. The queue wound its way around inside in hallways that looked and felt like we were walking inside of a computer.
During our experience there was no pre-show in one of the smaller rooms. Just before entering the boarding area there are lockers where you must store your larger personal items as you can only take your phone and smaller items with you and those must be stored in the small compartment on the attraction vehicle. The lockers are activated with either your MagicBand, MagicBand+, ticket, or Annual Pass. If you do not have one of these, a Cast Member will help you obtain a special card to use for the locker.
When we reached the bottom of the ramp in the boarding area we spoke with a Cast Member to let them know that I can only be assisted into the special seating vehicle from one side. We were then directed to a short line to wait for that particular side and vehicle. I had to ask for the special sit-down seat as the actual attraction vehicles look like futuristic motorcycles and require you to swing your leg over the seat and lay on your stomach while a locking back support is secured to keep you on the vehicle. The other vehicle option is a sit-down rollercoaster style seat located at the back of the vehicle train. Currently there are only three of these special vehicles available.
We spoke with a TRON Cast Member and were told that they are collecting data on how many vehicles they need to add as this option is more popular than overseas at Shanghai Disneyland. There is a lightcycle test vehicle outside of the attraction that you can try prior to entering the queue so that you know which way you can experience TRON. Either option is an exhilarating experience. Both sides of the boarding area offer an accessible, wider loading area. Here we pulled my wheelchair up to the vehicle and my mom transferred me on the seat and the lap bar was lowered. Once onboard, the Cast Member took my wheelchair to the unloading area.
Because this is a new attraction at Magic Kingdom I do not want to spoil what really happens in the Grid. Let’s just say that I can’t wait to ride this again in the near future. I highly recommend riding this new attraction especially since they have two vehicle types to choose from.
TIP: Don’t forget to take advantage of the on-ride photo or the fun Magic Shot photo ops located outside of the attraction near the TRON sign. There is also an on-ride photo and video that will be linked to your My Disney Experience account as long as you have your phone, MagicBand, or MagicBand+ with you on the vehicle (phone safely stored of course) and you have Bluetooth turned on. Make sure to scan the QR code with your phone before you enter the boarding area, the sign is located in the queue.
Below is the on-ride video that is taken by WDW PhotoPass Video Memories while you are on TRON Lightcycle/Run. The video is taken from both sides so that everyone has a chance to see themselves in the video. I combined our two videos below so it is easier for you to view.
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