TRON LightCycle at Magic Kingdom is one the most-anticipated attractions to hit Walt Disney World for years and we’re just as excited as you are to give it a test drive? But, is it not accommodating for all guests and too restrictive? Here’s the scoop on what you need to know before you hit the queue.
TRON LightCycle Opening Date
While the official opening date is April 4, 2023, this week has given us, compliments of current Walt Disney World castmembers, a chance to really see what it’s all about with photos ands videos of the standby queue and even front row full-length rides. In Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland area of the park, there’s a new skyline compliments of its massive canopy and beautiful lighting, especially at night.
And right before the official debut, Disney Annual Passholders will have a chance to experience the ride for themselves.
But Magic Kingdom isn’t the first to have TRON LightCycle Run on its property. On June 16, 2016 (06-16-2016 if you like number patterns), Shanghai Disneyland gave us the first immersive TRON experience based on the movie franchise. The attraction has been hugely popular – so much so that when it was announced for opening in Magic Kingdom five years ago, it was received with high enthusiasm for those of us that like high speed coasters.
TRON LightCycle Run for Larger Guests
I’ll be the first one to admit that I’m always watching YouTube videos of what’s happening in the WDW theme parks. It’s fun to get. different take on rides, attraction, and dining.
If you’re lucky enough to be a WDW castmember, you may have already seen exactly how the LightCycles look and feel, especially when it comes to locking in safely. Some castmembers have even offered Disney YouTubers an opportunity to be their +1 for the. preview, so seeing the ride through their eyes and front row POVs are always fun.
One YouTuber in particular, Paging Mr. Morrow, has a recent video where he’s showing his inability to fit on a LightCycle.
He gave his body measurements very clearly to his video watchers so they could have an idea of riding. It turns out Nate is 5’9” and has a belt size of 40 inches. While his body fit well on the cycle and the back section that locks on, the bars on each side that lock in the legs weren’t accommodating for his larger calves.
Outside in the standby queue, there are sample LightCycles that guests may “test drive” to see if they’re able to ridge the cycles or not. his first test was on a sample cycle, but it was a no go. Additionally, there was a castmember that explained to him that the test cycles weren’t exactly the same size as the ones on the actual ride, so he still might be able to ride one.
Sadly, his first experience was a no go but, after trying out the sample cycles again on his way through the standby queue, he learned how to place his legs for the bars to lock down properly – check out the 10:50 minute mark in the above video for his explanation.
If you’re A Lager Guest, Can You Still Ride Tron LightCycle?
Happily, Walt Disney World is all about giving all guests a positive experience, even on TRON LightCycle. Not on every section of coaster, but there are seat-style cars for guests that want to try the ride without being on a bike. Should you require this style of seat, you’ll need to let a castmember know as there is a separate queue for them.
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