Walt Disney World annual passholders began registering Thursday morning for previews of Tron Lightcycle / Run, a thrill ride opening at Magic Kingdom theme park in April.
Passholders, notified via email, were warned that space was limited to eight days in early March. Early clickers were warned the approximate wait time was “more than an hour.” The wait time stretched to nearly three hours for some users. Merely being in the online queue was not a guarantee of registering, the site said.
Early Thursday afternoon, passholders still trying to secure spots received notification that the previews had “reached capacity.”
Disney cast members have already been boarding the new futuristic coaster for a few weeks. It will become available to the general public on April 4.
The ride, constructed in Tomorrowland next door to Space Mountain, puts passengers on a lightcycle-styled vehicles inspired by the 2010 Disney film “Tron: Legacy.” The attraction has been operating at Shanghai Disneyland since that theme park opened in 2016.
The Tron ride debut comes on the heels of the opening of Epcot’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind roller coaster, which has been in operation since last spring.
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