How to Get an Advance Ride on Tron Lightcycle Run BEFORE it Opens to the Public
Plus the Great News Coming Out of Disneyland and Walt Disney World
You could be one of a select number of guests who get an opportunity to ride Tron Lightcycle Run at Disney's Magic Kingdom Park before it opens to the public on April 4, 2023. This story plus more news from Walt Disney World, Disneyland and Disney Aulani in Hawaii.
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This is How You Could Ride TRON Lightcycle Run Before it Opens to the Public on April 4
Disney are eagerly awaiting the opening day of TRON Lightcycle / Run, which is scheduled for Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at Disney's Magic Kingdom Park.
But before the attraction officially opens to the public, there will be an opportunity for select guests to get a chance to ride Tron. Cast members almost always get this perk (understandably) but Disney has hinted that Annual Passholders and blue card Disney Vacation Club Members will also get an opportunity to get a shot at this major park perk.
Details haven't been announced, but there will lbe a rush to get a spot once everything becomes clear.
In other Tron news, we now know the story of the ride at Magic Kingdom Park. Tron Lightcycle Run picks up after the “TRON: Legacy” story where Kevin’s son, Sam Flynn, has opened a second gateway into a digital world called the Grid. The first portal to this world was built at Shanghai Disneyland with the original TRON Lightcycle Power Run. We like that Disney put some thought into this and has worked to continue the story (and didn't just make this an exact replica of the Shanghai Tron).
Once you board Tron, you will be Team Blue racing against the Grid’s Team Orange. Your goal is to be the first to race through eight Energy Gates and secure victory against these bad guys. How this all pans out remains to be seen, but one thing is certain: Tron Lightcycle Run will be one of the fastest coasters at any Disney theme park in the world.
Welcome Changes at Walt Disney World Resort
Welcome Changes at Disneyland Resort
Tiana's Opening a New Restaurant, as Tiana’s Palace is Coming to Disneyland Park in 2023
Just as Tiana transformed an old sugar mill into her dream restaurant in “The Princess and the Frog,” Disney is transforming the French Market Restaurant in New Orleans Square at Disneyland Park into a news restaurant called Tiana’s Palace.
Tiana’s Palace will have peach-colored walls and green wrought-iron balconies with elegant fixtures and appointments reminiscent of Tiana’s film life. This quick-service restaurant will offer authentic New Orleans flavors and expand on the current items served at the French Market, while exploring seasonal flavors and, of course, offer several New Orleans classics.
To make the change, the French Market Restaurant (and Mint Julep Bar) will be closed as of February 17, 2023, and will reopen as Tiana’s Palace (alongside the Mint Julep Bar with its famous mint juleps and Mickey beignets) later in 2023.
Moonlight Magic is Back 2023
Disney Vacation Club members, mark your calendars:
Disney California Adventure - February 1, 2023
EPCOT - February 8 and 15, 2023
Disney's Hollywood Studios - May 11 and September 13, 2023
Disney's Animal Kingdom Park - July 11 and August 2, 2023
Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park - May 23 and August 23, 2023
Pool Closures at Disney Aulani in Early 2023
Disney Aulani in Hawaii has two amazing water slides, but they're closing for refurbishment.
Aulani's other water features will be open during the closures, including Waikolohe Pool and Stream, Ka Maka Pool & Grotto, the multiple whirlpool spas, Keiki Cove splash zone, and Wailana Pool.
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