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The long-awaited TRON Lightcycle / Run will open at Disney World … – USA TODAY

The wait is finally over: TRON Lightcycle / Run will open at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom on April 4, the company announced Tuesday, after teasing the date on Disney Parks’ social media.
The ride will be among the fastest roller coasters at any Disney theme park.
It’s based on the “TRON” franchise stemming from the namesake 1982 movie about a computer programmer transported inside the digital world of a mainframe computer.
TRON Lightcycle / Run takes place after the events of the film’s 2010 sequel, “TRON: Legacy,” where Sam Flynn has opened a second gateway to the Grid, a digital realm. “When you enter the queue at Magic Kingdom, you’ll feel as if you’re digitized and transported to the Grid for a special Lightcycle race,” Disney said in a news release.
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The ride is similar to TRON: Lightcycle Power Run, which opened at Shanghai Disneyland in 2016.
Riders will race against the Grid’s sinister Programs through eight Energy Gates, as part of Team Blue.
Visitors will need to store their belongings in lockers before riding, and there will be accessible seating options for guests with disabilities, USA TODAY learned on a hard hat tour of the construction site last year.
Disney Parks also announced Tuesday that the popular nighttime spectacular “Happily Ever After” will return to Magic Kingdom on April 3 following the conclusion of the resort’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Along with shimmering fireworks, the beloved show will feature new projections down Main Street, U.S.A.
Before a new nighttime spectacular debuts at EPCOT later this year, “EPCOT Forever” will return as an interim show starting April 3, over the World Showcase Lagoon.
The last day to see “Harmonious” at EPCOT and “Disney Enchantment” at Magic Kingdom will be April 2.
Contributing: Eve Chen, USA TODAY