It’s finally happening! We have an official opening date for TRON Lightcycle / Run in Magic Kingdom.
We don’t have to wait long — the ride will open on April 4th! We’ve already learned a LOT more about it, including how it will have a virtual queue and be an Individual Lightning Lane option on Genie+. We also know guests will need to use lockers before they ride the attraction. Now, we want to point out an important detail about the ride’s seating.
While riding the PeopleMover in Magic Kingdom, you can get a good view of the new coaster testing. That’s also where you can get a pretty good look at TRON Lightcycle / Run’s ride vehicles and see that the ride has adaptive seating. Basically, this is ride seating for guests who may not be able to fit into the standard ride seats or have a disability that prevents them from comfortably riding in those bicycle style seats.
The standard seats DO require you to straddle the seat and lean forward similar to how guests ride Flight of Passage in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. That might not be comfortable for everyone, but it looks like guests will have another option on the TRON ride.
We even saw people testing the adaptive seats recently:
We’ll continue to keep an eye out for more TRON Lightcycle / Run updates PLUS we’ll be able to give you a first look at the ride SOON, so be sure to stay tuned to DFB for more!
VIDEO: See the Latest TRON Lightcycle / Run Testing in Disney World!
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What do you think of the addition of adaptive seating on the TRON attraction? Let us know in the comments.
Good for Disney for being more inclusive, unlike Universal who is still building new rides that are not accommodating to various sizes and abilities.
Daniel Murray says
Usually with any roller coaster seat they are some limitations, the alternative seating appears to be a great addition for America’s obese society – what are the limitations for those seats – height, weight, and usually chest or stomach circumference to allow the lap bar to lock in place – are there separate bars for each rider in the alternative seat arrangement, or does one size fit all?
Melanie Durham says
That is awesome for us Pooh sized people. Are those the only 2 seats that accommodate Pooh sized people?
That’s great for Tron. Now if they could do the same thing for 7 Dwarves Mine Train and Flight of Passage it would be great. Last time I was there I went so far as to get on the ride, but wasn’t allowed to ride, because I didn’t fit exactly. Especially with the Mine Train it shouldn’t be hard to add a similar adaptive car.
I love this! Wish they did something similar with FOP too. But love how inclusive Disney is
Fantastic news. I had had recent knee replacement prior to a visit in 2020 (just before the world shut down) and even though I had a fast pass for Flight of Passage the knee wouldn’t bend far enough to get into the seat. The rest of the group road without me. Nice to know that if that were the case now, I’d at least have a chance to ride.
This is great news. I often run into problems fitting on rides at Universal, but I can comfortably fit most rides at Disney World. So far, Flight of Passage is the only Disney ride that has given me problems.
Kathy Savage says
Fantastic, Kuddos to Disney…I will now be able to ride Tron!
Very cool – thank you for highlighting that!
The original TRON coaster was built the same way. The restraint system isn’t the most accommodating, so it’s a necessity. I had no problem fitting the body restraint part, but the restraint in the calf area was the problem. Even non-Pooh sized people who happen to have large calves weren’t able to ride in Shanghai. Also, the adaptive seating was only on one train. So I had to wait a while on the side while people stared at me. Hopefully they’ve adjusted the calf restraint enough for WDW and have multiple trains with this extra seating.
To Tron or Not To Tron says
I tried the test seat at D23 Expo as a small sized person and fit. But anyone larger sized was struggling to get on and off the bike and couldn’t get it to close on top of them. Plus it’s leaning on your knees the whole time which is not good. I predict a majority of people will want to use the adaptive seats and the line for those will be crazy long since there are only a few of them. They should have made it 2/3rds the more comfortable adaptive seats and 1/3 the bikes, not just a few adaptive seats on the whole attraction.
Joanne Windsor says
I rode it this weekend. No problem with anyone in our party and my husband is not a small man. However, my youngest daughter, who was not with use, was born with back issues and the way you sit on the bike, might affect her. We are in our 60’s. My biggest issue was how red my hands were when I got off from holding on so tight!