Virtual queues and mandatory lockers await guests wanting to ride Tron Lightcycle Run when it opens at Magic Kingdom on April 4.
Disney World’s newest roller coaster is continuing the resort’s pattern of new rides initially being available only through a virtual queue or purchasing an Individual Lightning Lane reservation. The same system was used for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind (which is still not offering a standby line eight months after opening).
What will be new for Tron Lightcycle is requiring guests to use a locker before boarding. As explained by Disney, the free lockers can be opened with a MagicBand, MagicBand+, or by scanning a Disney ticket.
“All items must be placed either in a locker before you board your Lightcycle, or in a small compartment located on the attraction vehicle that can hold items such as cell phones, glasses or wallets,” Disney World communications manager Danielle Levien wrote in a post on the official Disney Parks Blog.
>◎//: Before you enter the Grid, guests can store bags in complimentary digitized lockers unlocked with your MagicBand or ticket. Read more about 4 things to know before you board TRON Lightcycle / Run presented by Enterprise, on April 4: https://t.co/KX7SM9BUaZ pic.twitter.com/I7HG78ohql
— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) January 27, 2023
This is the first time that a Disney World ride has required lockers, but the practice is common across other theme parks. Disney rival Universal Orlando uses a similar double-sided system for Jurassic World VelociCoaster.