SEE: Channel 9 gets early ride on TRON Lightcycle / Run at Magic Kingdom

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — We’re less than a month away from the latest family-friendly thrill ride opening at Walt Disney World. But today, Channel 9 got a sneak peek at Tron Lightcycle / Run in Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom.


The ride is one of the largest expansions to take place at Magic Kingdom since 2012. Riders enter The Grid and are digitally scanned into Lightcycle / Run.

See photos in our gallery below:

PHOTOS: Get an early look at TRON Lightcycle / Run

The ride, inspired by the 1982 landmark film “TRON” and its 2010 sequel “TRON: Legacy,” will be the fastest roller coaster at any Disney theme park in the world, Disney said.

The ride’s story picks up after “TRON: Legacy.” Guests will enter a second gateway into a digital realm called The Grid opened by “TRON” character Sam Flynn. When guests enter the queue, they will feel as if they are digitized and transported to the Grid for a special Lightcycle race.

READ: Disney announces virtual queue, locker system for TRON Lightcycle / Run

Though it’s a fast ride, Disney and PhotoPass are making sure they capture guests’ ride experience with the newest technology.

The attraction is located next to Space Mountain. A TRON-themed merchandise shop and snack kiosk will also be available.

READ: Get energized: new TRON-themed food spot to open in Magic Kingdom

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Jeff Levkulich

Jeff Levkulich, WFTV.com

Jeff Levkulich joined the Eyewitness News team as a reporter in June 2015.

Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.

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