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I rode tron!

Updated: Nov 14, 2023

In June 2023, I visited Walt Disney World as part of Disney’s Earmarked Gold Agent Education Program. It was an amazing trip! I learned a lot and met a bunch of wonderful travel agents and Disney Cast Members! In addition to the training opportunities and resort room tours, I had plenty of time to explore the parks and make sure I was caught up on all the latest and greatest rides and attractions. For me, priority #1 was riding Tron Lightcycle / Run, a roller coaster at Magic Kingdom and the newest attraction at Walt Disney World.


There are two ways to ride Tron Lightcycle / Run. You can try your luck with a lottery system for Boarding Groups at a few times throughout the day using the My Disney Experience app. Boarding Groups are basically a way to control access to the standby waiting line so that it doesn’t get out of

control. It doesn’t cost anything to get a Boarding Group, but you cannot pick the time your group is called, and if you don’t show up during that one-hour window, you won’t be able to ride. Assuming you do report when your group is called, you will have a wait in line of anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour until you ride. The second way to ride is to purchase Individual Lightning Lane access. This is an option to purchase a ride time of your choice with a shorter wait in line than via Boarding Groups (usually 5-10 minutes, in my experience). But, unlike Boarding Groups, there is an associated cost - $18 per person, on my day. This was the option I chose! I was flying into Orlando that day, and wanted to be able to choose a later time so that I wouldn’t miss my chance to ride. Plus, the idea of a shorter wait was also appealing.

Tron is a fast, smooth roller coaster with a really unique ride vehicle that you sit on like a bike. It has cool music, banked curves, and indoor and outdoor portions. The indoor queue has some neat effects, and free lockers to stash your belongings. The lockers were smartly designed so that there was no crowding to stow or retrieve your stuff, like I’ve seen at rides in other parks. I really enjoyed it! With Disney Photopass, I also got some fab photos on and around the ride with my fellow Magical Adventures Travel agent, Jolene!


Stay tuned here for any updates on how to ride Tron Lightcycle/Run on your next Walt Disney World vacation.


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