The Magic Kingdom is preparing to open its next new thrill ride with TRON Lightcycle / Run officially debuting in Tomorrowland this April.
The new roller coaster will allow Guests to “enter the Grid” via unique ride vehicles called lightcycles. The vehicles, which are similar to the setup Guests might already be familiar with on Flight of Passage in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, have become a hot topic for fans as the leg restraints limit how many Guests will actually fit on the attraction.
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TRON Lightcycle / Run does come with accessible seating for Guests who either are unable to fit safely in the lightcycle seats or who need a traditional seat. While this was an inclusive move by Disney to offer different options to ride, it has become clear through previews of the ride that the accessible seating options may come with quite the wait time.
Cast Member previews have been underway for several weeks now, with Annual Passholder and Disney Vacation Club member previews coming up shortly, and Cast have already noted the longer wait times for the accessible seating on TRON Lightcycle / Run.
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When previews began at TRON Lightcycle / Run, Cast Members quickly noticed that the accessible seats are only available on two of the trains, meaning that if a lot of people needed to use those seats, they could be met with an additional wait.
According to @DrewDisneyDude, Disney has already begun adding accessible seating to a third train in an effort to maintain reasonable wait times while more Guests need the “Rover” style seats:
A 3rd “Rover” accessible seat has been added at TRON Lightcycle / Run during previews to help with wait times for the seat.
Cast Members are also testing sending the Rovers to only one side of the load station to see what works best before it opens on April 4th. pic.twitter.com/hk2yCyvELm
— Drew (@DrewDisneyDude) February 27, 2023
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On top of only having accessible seating on two trains, Cast Members have noticed that the process of knowing which side of the load station these trains will arrive at has been challenging, and could also be contributing to longer waits. To remedy this, Disney is reportedly moving all of the accessible trains to the same load station.
Disney’s official description of TRON Lightcycle / Run reads:
LIMIT: NOT FOUND_
Lean forward into the ultimate race of survival! Leave the real world behind and join Team Blue in a quest across the Grid—the dark, computerized world with no horizons from TRON. Here, there’s no limit to the excitement.
Climb aboard your very own Lightcycle and take off on a high-speed adventure, racing against the Grid’s most menacing Programs. Surge past your fierce opponents as you attempt to cross through 8 Energy Gates and secure your team’s victory—so you can survive to race another day.
We at Disney Tips will continue to update readers on TRON Lightcycle / Run leading up to the ride’s official opening on April 4, 2023.