Walt Disney World annual passholders are getting closer to their preview dates for Tron Lightcycle / Run at Magic Kingdom. Emails sent to passholders on Monday indicate that registration will open for the event on Thursday.
Disney did not share the dates or times for the passholder previews yet. Previous previews, such as for Epcot’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind last year, have assigned windows of ride opportunities upon registration.
Disney World cast members have been previewing the Tomorrowland attraction for several days, and it opens to the general public April 4.
Social media posts by employees and their guests who have had the experience have commented on the ride’s length, its nontraditional (and sometimes challenging) seating, the colorful canopy and queue.
Disney World’s website notes that the thrill ride has sharp turns, sudden drops and stops.
“The seating and restraints on this attraction may prohibit guests of certain body shapes or sizes from riding,” the site says.
A transferable vehicle with a bench seat and lap bar is available, the site says.
The minimum height requirement is 48 inches, the highest at Magic Kingdom (nearby Space Mountain’s requirement is 44 inches.) Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the only other 48-inch ride in a WDW theme park.
When the attraction debuts in April, Disney will use its virtual queue system. There will be no standby line, Disney says, although visitors can purchase the Lightning Lane option for a price that has not yet been disclosed.
The ride was announced in 2017, following the opening of a fraternal twin of the ride at Shanghai Disneyland in 2016. Magic Kingdom’s version was constructed adjacent to Space Mountain in an area previously considered backstage.
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