Further Confirmation TRON Lightcycle Power Run Won’t Open in 2021

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We have another update regarding TRON Lightcylce Power Run. As Walt Disney World navigates this 50th Anniversary year after coming off a year of closures and shut downs, it looks like the highly anticipated TRON coaster under construction at Magic Kingdom won’t open in 2021.


We previously shared an update Disney released regarding their new attractions coming in 2021. The new list of attractions coming for the 50th noticeably excluded Tron Lightcycle Power Run at Magic Kingdom and Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at EPCOT.

Disney Parks has now taken to Twitter to share the following: “We’ve continued to push ourselves in new directions over the past year and are looking forward to the debut of exciting new experiences at our parks. We can’t wait to welcome our guests back and have so much in store to share! Take a look on @USATODAY.” The tweet links to a USA Today article.

In that USA Today article it states: “Another big-ticket, eagerly anticipated roller coaster, TRON Lightcycle / Run, is under construction next to Space Mountain in the Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland. The launched ride, which will also include indoor scenes, will be themed to the “Tron” sci-fi movies. The coaster isn’t expected to open during the park’s 50th birthday year.


Josh D’Amaro, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products is quoted several times in the article but is not quoted directly on TRON details. It is likely however that if USA Today had this information inaccurate, Disney would not post the article on Twitter. Alas, they did, providing further confirmation that TRON likely won’t open in 2021.

The article doesn’t give a time frame for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind coming to EPCOT. It states: “The most anticipated new attraction at the park is Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, an indoor “storytelling coaster.” It will feature cars that can turn 360 degrees and direct passengers’ attention to the themed sets and scenes they will encounter in the enormous show building.”

We’ll be sure to keep you updated as we learn more about what this 50th Anniversary may hold for Walt Disney World!

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