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BIG Change for Boarding Group Return Times for TRON

BIG Change for Boarding Group Return Times for TRON

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Guests are being turned away without knowing about this big change. Be sure to know this change before your next trip to Magic Kingdom.

TRON Soft Opening

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TRON is a coaster like none other in Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom. This attraction is so different than other attractions, be sure to check out everything that you need to know about riding TRON HERE.

Disney will officially open Tron Lightcycle Run on April 4, 2023. However, from March 20th through April 2nd, guests may have the early opportunity to experience TRON Lightcycle/Run during a limited soft open virtual queue or purchase of Individual Lightning Lane entry.

During this soft opening, it seems that operating hours and procedures change almost daily.

Boarding Group Change

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A virtual queue will be utilized with TRON Lightcycle / Run. Guests will need to use the My Disney Experience app to reserve a space for the attraction. A standby queue will not be available. Each Guest can enter the virtual queue no more than once per day during regular park hours.

Boarding groups for a virtual queue are limited, subject to availability, and are not guaranteed. Not all boarding groups may be called to return, based on the availability of the experience.

Guests receive notifications when their boarding group is called. In the past, guests could return at any time after their Boarding Group was called. We experienced this at both Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and also Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.

Credit: Donna

For these other attractions, you could not arrive before your boarding group was called, but you could arrive any time after. This extended even several hours with no issue.

At this time, guests are told that they must return during their Boarding Group return time. If they arrive later, they are turned away. This is now confirmed with Cast Members working this attraction.

At this time, it is uncertain if this is simply for the soft opening or if this will be standard procedure for TRON. It is also important to note that Boarding Group return times begin called way earlier than what is estimated when first joining a Boarding Group.

At this time, guests are told that they must return during their TRON Boarding Group return time.

What do you think of this change? Have you experienced joining a boarding group for TRON? Do you think this may just be for the soft opening? How will this affect your next trip to Magic Kingdom? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section.

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Saturday 25th of March 2023

I’m sorry you experienced this and can understand your frustration with others going through and not being checked but I’m afraid I think everyone should be scanned and go through security . At the end of the day it’s keeping us safe and if it puts a little time onto our day then so be it . I’d rather that then something awful to happen.

Valerie Russell

Saturday 25th of March 2023

We had a virtual que group on 3/20/2023 and our group was called 2hrs 15mins before it was originally anticipated to be called. We saw cast members turning people away after we got off the ride because they missed their times, but couldn’t hear the conversations between them; all we saw were people showing their phones and having an unhappy conversation then leaving.


Friday 24th of March 2023

I was told today when I tried to get in 2 hours after my window that they allow 1 hour extra but no more.


Friday 24th of March 2023

They should fix the system and allow people to select open time slots throughout the day. The fact that you have zero choice of time is ridiculous and flawed.


Friday 24th of March 2023

Any idea if they are going to do the child swap with Tron?

Monica Street

Friday 24th of March 2023

Yes, rider swap is available for TRON.

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