First Look at Lighting Effects as TRON Continues Test Runs at Magic Kingdom

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The exterior of TRON Lightcycle/Run

Credit: Screenshot via Scott Gustin/Twitter

Walt Disney World fans cannot wait for the day they can take off on TRON Lightcycle / Run. Construction began back in 2019 and was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, now that Disney Imagineers continue to work on the upcoming Tomorrowland roller coaster attraction, it seems we are inching closer to an opening day.

We recently saw the roller coaster testing both with no passengers and with actual human beings within the past few weeks, but now, Guests spotted the ride testing with the lighting effects, something we have not yet seen at the TRON site!

TRON Lightcycle / Run Testing in the dark
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In a vide shared by Scott Gustin to Twitter, we can see the TRON ride vehicle zoom past as select lights turn on and off inside the canopy. Gustin writes:

Lights. Canopy. AcTRON.

Although there is no guarantee, we are hoping to finally get an opening date at D23 this year, which will take place September 9-11 in California.

Inside the Magic will be attending D23 and will update you as we get news regarding the Disney Parks.

Related: Photos Reveal TRON Show Building Already Has Algae Problems

Tron at Magic Kingdom
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Disney Parks Blog describes the upcoming Magic Kingdom coaster as:

TRON Lightcycle / Run is a coaster-style attraction that will allow riders to board a train of two-wheeled Lightcycles for a thrilling race through the digital frontier. A similar attraction exists at Shanghai Disneyland, where it opened in 2016, and became an instant guest-favorite.

If you cannot wait to ride the upcoming TRON coaster, be sure to check out our video of the TRON attraction in Shanghai Disneyland! The Disney World version of this attraction may not be identical to Shanghai’s version, but it is going to be very similar.

TRON Lightcycle / Run will be one of the many attractions at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. Guests can also ride attractions such as Pirates of the Caribbean, “it’s a small world”, Splash Mountain, Haunted Mansion, Space Mountain, Carousel of Progress, and more. Or hop over to EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, or Disney’s Animal Kingdom for even more Walt Disney World fun!

Are you excited for when TRON Lightcycle / Run opens in Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World? Let us know in the comments below.

If you want to visit Walt Disney World and its four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or Disney’s Animal Kingdom — on your next family vacation to experience everything the Parks have to offer, visit the official Walt Disney World website to start planning today.

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