Last summer a “Tron”-inspired roller coaster twisted and turned its way into Shanghai Disney Resort, taking visitors on a high-speed race on light cycles through the illuminated Grid. No the “Tron” Lightcycle Power Run may be making its way do Disney parks in the United States.
According to a rumor published by the fan site WDW News Today, a version of the attraction is nearing approval for Disneyland in Anaheim, California, and Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The website goes so far to suggest recent reports of a “Tron” movie reboot may have something to do with the decision to move forward with the rides.
The “Tron” Lightcycle Power Run uses lights, music and 3D graphics to recreate the world of “Tron.” Guests are taken on (attached) lightcycles through a tunnel of light video and sound, and into the open air before they return into relative darkness. There, they twist and turn through the Grid until … game over. You can watch a point-of-view video from the Shanghai ride below.
There’s still a question of when the ride might arrive at Disney parks in the United States. According to WDW News Daily, Disney World plans to build the “Tron” Lightcycle Power Run in Tomorrowland ahead of the resort’s 50th-anniversary celebration, which begins in October 2021. Its Disneyland counterpart could open around the same time in Disney California Adventure.