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TRON cast members and mickey during ride opening
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SURPRISE: Disney Is Offering Early Access to TRON For Guests

The high-speed futuristic thrill ride known as TRON: Lightcycle / Run has been a long time coming, so Disney World enthusiasts have been clinging to any scraps of news about the ride from sources like the Disney Parks Blog.

As the roller coaster opening date finally approaches, news has been coming more and more consistently — but this special surprise from Disney might just take the cake as far as TRON news goes!

The Disney Parks Twitter account has just shared a special bonus opportunity (via the Tweet shown below) for Disney World Guests that will give them the chance to try out the ride before its opening date!

TRON: Lightcycle/Run, Tomorrowland, Magic Kingdom Park

The Annual Passholder Preview allowed Walt Disney World Resort Annual Passholders to try the new TRON roller coaster early. The TRON roller coaster is called TRON: Lightcycle Run and it is a parallel to the popular Shanghai Disneyland roller coaster called TRON: Lightcycle Power Run. Credit: TK Bosacki/ Disney Fanatic

ATTENTION USERS,” the Tweet says. “We have a surprise transmission from the Grid. Between 3.20 – 4.2, Guests may have the early opportunity to experience TRON Lightcycle / Run presented by @Enterprise during a limited soft open via virtual queue or purchase of individual Lightning Lane entry.”

3.20 and 4.2 obviously means March 20 and April 2, so between March 20 and April 2, Walt Disney World Resort Guests just might get to have their own chance to ride TRON: Lightcycle / Run as part of its “soft open”!

Initial reviews of the Tomorrowland ride in the Magic Kingdom have been very positive, with one Disney Fanatic writer confirming that TRON: Lightcycle / Run is “worth the wait” after testing the ride during the Annual Passholder Preview.

We have already seen clear evidence that Walt Disney World Resort is going all in on TRON themes in Tomorrowland to match the futuristic new ride, with a new eatery called Energy Bytes coming onto the scene.

strawberry dessert pork broccoli dumplings and watermelon drink from energy bytes

The Magic Kingdom is capitalizing on the anticipation around TRON: Lightcycle / Run (the parallel Walt Disney Imagineering ride to the TRON: Lightcycle / Power Run roller coaster in Shanghai Disneyland) with new offerings like this futuristic eatery called Energy Bytes.

Since the initial reviews are so positive, and the Magic Kingdom clearly thinks that it is betting on a winner with TRON: Lightcycle / Run, then any Disney World Resort Guests who are heading to the Magic Kingdom between March 20 and April 2 might want to make the Walt Disney Imagineering ride’s virtual queue and Individual Lightning Lane a priority for a chance to try the ride before it’s officially open to everyone!

Are you a Disney Guest who will be hoping for this opportunity in the Disney theme park?

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!