For $50-150, You Can Be Among the First to Experience TRON Lightcycle / Run

TRON Lightcycle / Run is gearing up to open in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom this spring, and previews are already underway for Walt Disney World Cast Members to be the first to experience the new ride.

While Disney has announced initial details for how Annual Passholders can experience the Park’s newest thrill ride before it opens to the public, many Guests will have to wait until the ride’s official opening to check out TRON Lightcycle / Run as sales of new Annual Passes remain paused.

TRON Lightcycle / Run

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With so many fans out of luck when it comes to attending an Annual Passholder or Cast Member preview for the new coaster, Disney has announced another way you could experience the ride early, but it comes at a cost. (No, really. It could cost you up to $150.)

D23, the official Disney fan club, just announced a new preview opportunity for Gold Members to experience TRON Lightcycle / Run. The preview opportunity is not free, however, so let’s go over all of the details.

TRON Lightcycle / Run

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The D23 Gold Member event includes a preview of the attraction, with entrance to the Magic Kingdom beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2023. Tickets cost $50 (plus a $7 handling fee) and are only available to D23 Gold Members.

While it might seem silly to have to purchase tickets (and at that high of a cost) to preview one attraction, for members who are not Annual Passholders, $50 to enter the Magic Kingdom at 6:00 p.m. can actually be a good deal as a single-day ticket on a Saturday is typically upwards of $100.

TRON Lightcycle Run Lockers

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If you are not already a D23 Gold Member or a Walt Disney World Annual Passholder, however, the only way to get an early ride on TRON (without being invited as a Guest of someone attending a preview) would be to purchase a D23 Gold Membership and then purchase a ticket to the event. In this case, a D23 Gold Membership runs $100 for the year, plus $50 (and fees) for the event (assuming you are able to get a ticket before it sells out.)

What do you think? Will you be pulling out your wallet to get an early look at TRON, or will you wait until April to “enter the Grid” for the first time? For more information on the D23 preview event, visit the official D23 website. Otherwise, check back here on Disney Tips for all the latest on new and upcoming attractions at the Walt Disney World Resort.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."