Today marks the 40th anniversary of TRON. As fans around the globe celebrate four decades of this iconic movie, a new attraction continues to be built at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. While it doesn’t have an opening date announced as of yet, TRON Lightcycle / Run is continuing to take shape.
For the 40th anniversary of the movie, more details about the attraction were revealed. Specifically, a backstory for the attraction was shared by Walt Disney Imagineering today. The following description and backstory of the attraction were shared by Chris Beatty, Portfolio Creative Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering today.
Our story picks up following the events of “TRON: Legacy,” whose main character, Sam Flynn, is now opening new gateways into 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 get their turn through this second gateway.
When you enter the attraction’s queue, you’ll feel as if you’re digitized and entering the Grid for a special Lightcycle race alongside your family and friends. You’ll all join Team Blue (hence the color of the wheels in the photo above) for a high-speed launch into a competition against Team Orange. As you swoop and swerve your way around the course, your goal is to be the first to race through eight Energy Gates and secure your victory. Will your team have what it takes?
Both TRON and TRON: Legacy are available to watch on Disney+. Have you seen them? What do you think about this attraction so far? What do you think of this backstory and description? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!