Shanghai Disney Tron Coaster (Credit: TripSavvy.com)
What We Know So Far about WDW’s Tron Lightcycle Power Run
Ever since Disney unveiled plans for TRON Lightcycle Power Run during the July 15, 2017 D23 Expo, fans have been eagerly awaiting word on any and all developments along the way. Well, at long last we have a host of emerging details to report on in regards to the new ride’s theme, innovations, and other fascinating tidbits you’re going to want to know. While finalized plans are still underway for this highly anticipated work-in-progress thrill ride, which is already expected to be a top attraction once it is in full swing, here’s what we know so far about Walt Disney World’s TRON Lightcycle Power Run.
1. Where will it be?
The new high-speed TRON Lightcycle Power Run Rollercoaster will be making its home at Magic Kingdom Park, located within the Tomorrowland section. As Tomorrowland is host to plenty of other likeminded themed adventures of a varying nature, this seems like the perfect place. It will be housed inside a large canopy of brightly shifting translucent colors, located in an entirely new area, next to the land’s other thrilling coaster—Space Mountain. Furthermore, the plot of land it will occupy was at one time considered for a Disney World duplicate of Disneyland’s successful Matterhorn Bobsleds, but those plans never came to fruition. And while the ride will be in a brand new area all its own, rather than replacing any existing attractions, ongoing construction efforts have affected and resulted in the temporary halt to Walt Disney World Railroad operations nevertheless.
2. The History
As previously stated, the announcement to bring TRON Lightcycle Power Run to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida was first made during the D23 Expo on July 15, 2017. But the attraction itself is neither new nor will it be a Walt Disney World exclusive. The first TRON Lightcycle Power Run coaster was introduced in Shanghai Disneyland, on June 16, 2016 when the park first opened. Not surprisingly, it quickly went on to become the highest-rated attraction in the entire park. Even less surprising is the fact that Walt Disney World Resort in Florida would want to get a piece of that and follow suit.