Disney World Teases Upcoming Thrill Ride in This Video Update

Several new attractions and experiences are in the works at Walt Disney World with Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana coming later this year to EPCOT, and TRON Lightcycle / Run preparing to open this spring in the Magic Kingdom.

As work continues to prepare both attractions for Guests, Disney Cast Members are just a couple of days away from their first ride on the new Tomorrowland thrill ride, TRON Lightcycle / Run. And Walt Disney Imagineering has put the finishing touches on the attraction, lending to our first look at the ride’s completed “Upload Conduit.”

TRON Lightcycle Run

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As we near the opening of TRON Lightcycle / Run, Disney has shared a look at how the attraction will look fully lit up (and with the ride’s audio track) from the exterior walkway in Tomorrowland. The color scheme coordinates to which team is “entering the grid” on the attraction, and the new lights and sounds are sure to add something entirely unique to the current landscape of Tomorrowland.

Video of the latest update to the new roller coaster was shared to the official Disney Parks TikTok account:


>◎//: Upload Conduit, power on. TRON Lightcycle / Run officially powered on last night 🥏 #TRON #Disney #RollerCoaster #DisneyParks #DisneyWorld #Ride #Attraction #Coaster #Orlando

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According to the Disney Parks Blog, the Upload Conduit is used to create a digital bridge so Guests can enter the Grid. Along with the lighting package, Guests walking under the TRON canopy (or experiencing the ride for themselves!) will hear an audio soundtrack from TRON: Legacy (2010).

TRON Lightcycle / Run

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TRON Lightcycle Run, a new arrival to Walt Disney World straight from Shanghai Disneyland, is set to open on April 4, 2023. Early previews begin as early as this week for Disney Cast Members, with preview dates for Annual Passholders coming soon.

Disney’s official description of TRON Lightcycle / Run reads:

Lean forward into the ultimate race of survival! Leave the real world behind and join Team Blue in an epic 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.

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."