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Josh D'Amaro Says TRON Is 'Tip Of The Iceberg' For Future Disney Rides

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By Kelly Coffey-Behrens on March 7, 2023 at 2:30 PM EST

Walt Disney World's newest roller coaster -- TRON Lightcycle / Run -- is set to open in the Tomorrowland section of Magic Kingdom in April.

Guests will climb aboard their very own Lightcycle and take off on a high-speed adventure across the Grid. When speaking on the new ride, Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro said that this is just the "tip of the iceberg" for what's to come at the Disney Parks.

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Josh D'Amaro Speaks Out On TRON

TRON Lightcycle / Run

Josh D'Amaro recently sat down with Orlando Business Journal, where the Disney Parks Chairman shared his thoughts on the newest ride, and how TRON Lightcycle / Run is just the start of the future for Disney Parks.

“Tron is spectacular, and adding something of this size and scope to the most visited theme park in the world is pretty ambitious and incredible,” D’Amaro said. “You see the guests walking off that experience … the look on their faces — and it adds to the whole experience we offer here. But there’s no end … Tron is the tip of the iceberg of what’s coming.”

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“Our Imagineers, our entire team, are incredibly ambitious about the experience here and how it will continue to grow and evolve,” D’Amaro continued to explain. “You’ve seen it come to life with the 50th anniversary coming out of the pandemic and how we stood right back up and brought back all the things people love and added new things. You have seen it at Epcot — it’s totally transforming — and that will continue to transform.”

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At D23 Expo last year, D'Amaro announced that a new land is under development at Magic Kingdom. The expansion is set for beyond Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in Frontierland and would feature "Coco", "Encanto", and Villains. Additionally, a potential "Moana" and "Zootopia" area could come to Disney's Animal Kingdom. Although nothing is set in stone, these were just some of the many “potential expansion opportunities" at Disney World.

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What Is TRON Lightcycle / Run?

Tron at Disney World

While TRON Lightcycle / Run is not set to open to the public until April 4, D’Amaro visited Magic Kingdom this past weekend alongside Disney World Annual Passholders for early previews of the attraction.

One member of The Blast team also had the opportunity to ride TRON Lightcycle / Run ahead of its official opening, and you can read her review of the ride here.

According to the Walt Disney World website, TRON Lightcycle / Run is described as:

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Lean forward into the ultimate race of survival! Leave the real world behind and join Team Blue in an epic quest across the Grid—the dark, computerized world with no horizons from TRON. Here, there’s no limit to the excitement.

Climb aboard your very own Lightcycle and take off on a high-speed adventure, racing against the Grid’s most menacing Programs. Surge past your fierce opponents as you attempt to cross through 8 Energy Gates and secure your team’s victory—so you can survive to race another day.

For those Guests wishing to ride the new TRON rollercoaster when it opens to the public in April, they must use the Virtual Queue system Disney has implemented. Per Disney:

“A virtual queue will be in place when TRON Lightcycle / Run opens on April 4, 2023. Guests will need to use the My Disney Experience app to enter the attraction. A standby queue will not be available. Each Guest can enter the virtual queue no more than once per day during regular park hours. Boarding groups for a virtual queue are limited, subject to availability, and are not guaranteed.”

Guests also have the option to purchase Individual Lightning Lane to gain entry for this attraction once it opens.

TRON Lightcycle / Run will open to Guests at Walt Disney World on April 4, 2023.

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