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Disney Reveals Important Update For TRON Roller Coaster

Magic Kingdom Guests andĀ TRONĀ movie fans — not to mention thrill-seekers who enjoy Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort roller coasters that run at a particularly high-speed pace — will be happy to learn that even more news is coming our way regarding theĀ TRON: Lightcycle Run roller coaster coming to the Magic Kingdom at Disney World!

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TRON Lightcycle Run is a Walt Disney World Resort and Magic Kingdom roller coaster from Walt Disney Imagineering that will parallel the TRON roller coaster in Shanghai Disneyland. /Courtesy of Disney

According to journalist Scott Gustin in the Tweet shown below, “TRON at Magic Kingdom will use a virtual queue at opening. No standby line will be available. Individual Lightning Lane will also be offered.”

TRON:Ā Lightcycle Run (stylized by Disney as TRON: Lightcycle/Run) is a roller coaster that will be running as a parallel ride to its predecessor in Shanghai Disneyland, which is called TRON: Lightcycle Power Run.

Both Disney theme park roller coasters are inspired by the original 1982 movie called TRON, a science fiction and futuristic movie that became a cult classic.

When Disney released a sequel calledĀ TRON: Legacy back in 2010 that starred Garrett Hedlund and Jeff Bridges, plans officially seemed to move forward for more TRONĀ projects — and now a thirdĀ TRONĀ movie is also on the way! The movie being made by the Walt Disney Company will be called TRON: Ares, and will star Academy Award winner and somewhat-controversial actor Jared Leto.

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Jared Leto, who will feature in the upcoming Tron: Ares movie that ties in with the Walt Disney World Resort TRON roller coaster from Walt Disney Imagineering that is called TRON: Lightcycle Run and parallels the TRON roller coaster in Shanghai Disneyland. / Courtesy of Getty Images

The Magic Kingdom ride that is finally coming this year (after five years of waiting for Disney World fans and roller coaster enthusiasts) from Walt Disney Imagineering is going to feature some unique assets like dual seating options, which will allow the roller coaster passengers to choose which kind of seating they would like to experience on the Disney World ride.

The roller coaster involves “a high-speed adventure” and “racing against the Gridā€™s most menacing Programs” in order to “cross through 8 Energy Gates”, according to the Disney website. This is supposedly one of the fastest Disney roller coasters in the world!

What are your thoughts on the Individual Lightning Lane and virtual queue options that will be offered in order to experience the newĀ TRONĀ ride? Let us know on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

About Sharon

Sharon is a writer and animal lover from New England. Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures!