Disney provided a bunch of new updates on various theme park projects during a presentation at Destination D23. Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Josh D’Amaro briefly touched on TRON Lightcycle Run, but he offered view details.
D’Amaro said the highly-anticipated coaster at the Magic Kingdom is “coming soon.” Unfortunately, he didn’t provide a specific time frame. When will guests be able to visit the Grid?
Originally, TRON Lightcycle Run was supposed to be ready for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary celebration. Construction delays and a shift in focus by Disney has pushed that opening window back.
Disney has said that Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will open at Epcot in Summer 2022. It’s possible TRON Lightcycle Run could also open in 2022, but a 2023 date is seeming more possible. Disney may save the opening of the coaster for a time when they want to boost attendance.
The TRON project was first announced all the way back in July 2017. This means it will likely take Disney five or six years from the announcement to open this new attraction. That’s extremely long – even with Disney’s slow building times – to create this cloned ride at the Magic Kingdom.