Walt Disney Imagineering is celebrating the 40th anniversary of “TRON” with a new nightly look at the TRON Lightcycle/Run tests at the Magic Kingdom.
In a post on the Official Disney Parks Blog, Imagineer Chris Beaty said:
Our story picks up following the events of “TRON: Legacy”, whose main character, Sam Flynn, is now opening new gateways to this digital realm at specific locations around the world. The first portal he created is at Shanghai Disneyland with the original TRON Lightcycle Power Run, and now Magic Kingdom guests will have their turn through this second gateway.
When you enter the attraction queue, you’ll feel like you’ve been digitized and entered the grid for a special Lightcycle ride alongside your family and friends. You will all join the blue team (hence the color of the wheels in the photo above) for a high-speed launch in a competition against the orange team. As you work your way through the course, your goal is to be the first through eight energy gates and secure your victory. Will your team have what it takes?
Disney has yet to announce an opening date for TRON at Walt Disney World, but we hope to hear more at the upcoming D23 Expo later this year.