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TRON Lightcycle Power Run is a semi-enclosed launched steel roller coaster attraction that opened at Shanghai Disneyland in 2016, with a second iteration set to open at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in 2021. Based on the Tron: Legacy series, the attraction takes guests on a ride through The Grid on their own Light Cycles.[3] The coaster's track takes riders inside and outside the attraction's building, reaching speeds of over 60 miles per hour (97 km/h)—the fastest for any Disney roller coaster.[4][5] The ride debuted along with the rest of the park on June 16, 2016.

At the 2017 D23 Expo, Bob Chapek, the Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, announced that a second TRON Lightcycle Power Run will be constructed in Tomorrowland at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, adjacent to Space Mountain. It will be built on a plot of land that had been set aside for a Florida clone of the Matterhorn Bobsleds when the park was originally constructed. The attraction is set to open in time for Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary celebration in 2021.

Design

The attraction is located inside, underneath a color-shifting canopy[6] in Tomorrowland.

The attraction's motorbike-styled vehicles were created by Walt Disney Imagineering as a method of specializing individual rider experience. The ride was then given a Tron-theme because the ride vehicles resembled the lightcycles featured in Tron: Legacy.[4][7] When aboard the ride vehicle, riders lean forward and grip a set of handlebars. A pad situated behind the seat secures the rider in place.[8]

Summary

Riding atop individual, two-wheeled Light Cycles, guests will be launched across a canopied section of track – the Upload Conduit – before diving high-speed into a mysterious game world of lights, projection and sound effects. Guests waiting to board will have fun imagining the Grid as they listen to the evocative soundtrack and watch the Light Cycle trains twist and turn all around them, all under a color-shifting canopy.

Even at a distance, guests will marvel at the massive, undulating canopy. Covered in a translucent material, it reveals the pulsing glow of Light Cycle trains as they zip through the attraction. The entire canopy is edged in a dramatic, blue-green ribbon that changes color as it rolls across, over and around the Tron Plaza, like the tail of a dragon.

Gallery

Video

References

  1. "Disneyland Shanghai to open 2016". 
  2. "New Tron Attraction Coming to Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort". 
  3. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Official_Website
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Watch a POV video of Shanghai Disneyland's TRON: Lightcycle Power Run roller coaster", Entertainment Weekly (May 9, 2016). Retrieved on August 22, 2016. 
  5. "Photos: Shanghai Disneyland will have a familiar feel", The Orange County Register (April 12, 2016). Retrieved on August 22, 2016. 
  6. "Opening Date Set for Shanghai Disney Resort, Disney’s Newest World-Class Destination"..
  7. "At Shanghai Disneyland, a High-Tech Pirates of the Caribbean", Wall Street Journal (June 23, 2016). Retrieved on August 22, 2016. 
  8. "Video: How the TRON ride feels and Tomorrowland looks at Shanghai Disneyland", The Orange County Register (June 16, 2016). Retrieved on August 22, 2016. 


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TRON
Media
Movies and shows: TronTron: LegacyTron: UprisingTron: Ascension

Video Games: Tron (video game)Tron: Deadly DiscsTron: Solar SailerTron: Maze-a-TronDisney UniverseTron: EvolutionTron: Evolution - Battle GridsKingdom Hearts IIKingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop DistanceDisney INFINITYDisney INFINITY: 2.0 EditionDisney INFINITY: 3.0 EditionTron 2.0Adventures of TronDiscs of TronSpace ParanoidsArmagetron AdvancedBeamWarsGLtronTRON Run/r
Music: Tron: Legacy (soundtrack)Derezzed

Disney Parks
Test TrackTRON Lightcycle Power RunTRON Realm, Chevrolet Digital Challenge

Entertainment: Disney Movie MagicElecTRONica
Firework: World of Color
Halloween: Tomorrowland Party Zone

Characters
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Episodes
"Beck's Beginning" • "The Renegade" • "Blackout" • "Identity" • "Isolated" • "Price of Power" • "The Reward" • "Scars" • "Grounded" • "We Both Know How This Ends" • "The Stranger" • "Tagged" • "State of Mind" • "Welcome Home" • "Rendezvous" • "No Bounds" • "Terminal"
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Center CityFlynn's ArcadeInput/Output TowerEnd of Line ClubThe GridArgon CityFlynn's Safehouse
Objects
Vehicles: Light CyclesRecognizerRectifierBattle TankSark's Aircraft CarrierLight RunnerLight FighterSolar SailerThrone ShipGrid LimoMilitary VehicleLight SpeedsterList of Tron vehicles

Weapons: Identity DiscBatonList of Tron weapons

See Also
ENCOMFlynn Lives