The new TRON Lightcycle Run will be available on a soft open basis starting March 20, Walt Disney World announced today.
Both the virtual queue and Individual Lightning Lane will be active during the soft open period, so it's pretty much going to be normal procedure for entry to the new Vekoma family launch coaster. The virtual queue will open each day at 7am in Walt Disney World's My Disney Experience app, where Individual Lightning Lane passes also will go on sale. That price will vary by date. A second-chance virtual queue will open for guests inside Magic Kingdom at 1pm. There will be no standby queue.
The soft open will run through April 2. The ride will be closed to the public on April 3 in advance of its official opening on April 4.
Laurie and I rode the new coaster during Disney's press event this week, and here is our review: Scale Makes the Magic on Disney World's TRON Lightcycle Run.
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I loathe that damn VQ system. Because of that crap, we might not even get to ride once, on our upcming ten day WDW trip.
@Still a fan - What is your specific issue with the system? Have you not had luck securing a Boarding Group on past visits?
Frankly, for high demand attractions, I think this system is the simplest, most intuitive, and fairest way to manage throughput through a queue. Yes, you have to do some homework ahead of time to know the "tricks" to ensure you are more likely to secure a coveted spot, but it doesn't take a rocket scientist or a 24th century super computer to achieve success.
FYI - It's being reported that CMs are actually enforcing Boarding Group return times and are denying access to guests who show up hours after they were called. This would be the first time that Disney is enforcing the return time for the VQ system (similar to what they did with FP 5+ years ago). While there's probably a bit of a grace period, the days when you could secure an early Boarding Group but then not return for your ride until late in the day may be over.
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what a coincidence…