Disney’s new “Tron” ride in Orlando will be located at the Magic Kingdom, in a new space adjacent to Space Mountain. The company debuted Tron Lightcycle Power Run at Shanghai Disneyland last summer and it has been extremely popular. The addition will likely be one of several timed to the 50th anniversary of Disney World in 2021, according to Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.
The Tron experience is simply exhilarating, said Dennis Speigel, president of International Theme Park Services. He took a total of six trips on the Tokyo ride last year. “It’s very thrilling when you’re on the ride,” he said. “The launch system is just really a better experience, I think that being on a roller-coaster car.”
The Tron attraction, based on the popular movie franchise, has strong visual appeal, Speigel said.
“The Shanghai ride glows, internally and externally,” he said. “It’s one of the greatest-looking facilities at night I’ve ever seen in any Disney park. It’s almost at the level of castle magnificence, really, at night.”
Interestingly Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland Speedway, rumored to be on the chopping block in favor of Tron, will remain in place.