The amazingly fast Tron Lightcycle / Run roller coaster has been melting minds at Magic Kingdom since it debuted, but before you strap on your neon suit and hop on your lightcycle, there’s one thing you need to know: Disney World announced that the new attraction features a virtual queue.

What will that mean for you if you are excited to join Team Blue and race against Team Orange?  Read on to find out everything we know about the Tron virtual queue at Disney World so you’ll be ready to launch into the Grid at 60 mph.

Update 06-18-2023 – We updated this guide with new information about how quickly the Virtual Queue runs out and a tip about how long you have to get back to the ride once your group is called. We’ve also included a video on the best way to join Tron’s Virtual Queue from our YouTube channel. Plus, we have new details about how to join the Virtual Queue during the Magic Kingdom holiday parties.

How to ride Tron Lightcycle Run

Tron Lightcycle / Run - Roller Coaster at Disney World

Since debuting in April, there have only been two ways to ride TRON Lightcycle Run. You either need to join the virtual queue or purchase an Individual Lightning Lane reservation (more on that in a bit).

This will be true during Magic Kingdom’s holiday parties as well. Guests at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will need to join the Virtual Queue in order to go on the ride.

In the past, Disney World has implemented a virtual queue at Rise of the Resistance, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, and Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind — where it is currently still being used. A virtual queue is a way for guests to wait “in line” for a ride without standing in a physical line. Disney World has used virtual queues as a way to control crowds on new attractions and avoid multi-hour waits.

It also helps Disney control the flow of guests if the new ride is experiencing technical issues.

Tron Lightcycle Run Virtual Queue Opening Times

You can read a full tutorial and tips on how the virtual queue system works at Disney World in our in-depth guide, but here’s a quick rundown of how the system works.

  • On most days, guests have two opportunities to join the virtual queue through the My Disney Experience app: at 7 am and at 1 pm.
  • On days where the park is open late for Extended Evening Hours, eligible guests can join the virtual queue at 6 pm.
  • For Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, guests at those Magic Kingdom parties can join the virtual queue at 6 pm.
  • For the 7 am opening, you can join from anywhere. For Tron, you will a valid theme park ticket and Magic Kingdom reservation. For the 1 pm opening, you will need to join from within the park. For the 6 pm openings, you can join from anywhere (both for EEH and the Magic Kingdom parties).
  • You will need to be faster than a lightcycle, especially in the morning. Virtual queue slots can run out quick.
  • If you are able to join the queue, you will be given a boarding group number. Once your number is called, you have one hour to go to the attraction. Tip: You should opt in to get notifications so you don’t miss your window.
  • Scan your ticket or MagicBand, and you’re in!

If this sounds familiar, this Virtual Queue procedure is exactly how it currently works for Guardians of the Galaxy at EPCOT.

How fast does the Tron Lightcycle Run Virtual Queue run out?

Tron Lightcycle Run at Disney World

You will need to be faster than a Lightcycle to join the Tron Virtual Queue. According to, most of the 7 am openings for Tron’s Virtual Queue opening have filled up within seconds. However, you’ll probably have better luck with the 1 pm opening, as that has now been available for hours on many days during a relatively less busy season at Disney World.

However, if you’re visiting on one of the busiest weeks of the year at WDW, it could easily go back to selling out in a flash. Be sure to check our Guide2WDW’s Rapid Refresh Method for joining the Virtual Queue as quickly as possible, or check out the video below for the important details.

Can I join the Tron Virtual Queue more than once per day?

On certain days, it’s actually possible to join the Tron Virtual Queue twice. Here’s how:

  • Guests can join the virtual queue once per day for the 7 am / 1 pm openings combined.
  • The 6 PM openings for Extended Evening Hours and Magic Kingdom’s holiday parties act separately to the regular hours openings. So eligible guests can join this queue for Tron, even if they already joined queue at 7 am or 1 pm. However, you can only join the 6 PM queue once per day.
  • If you join the Tron Virtual Queue, you can still join the Guardians of the Galaxy Virtual Queue. Here’s our guide on how to ride Guardians and Tron on the same day at Disney World.

For most guests on most days, you can only join the Virtual Queue once per day. But if you are eligible for those limited 6 PM openings, you can join once during the day and once during the evening.

Video: Master Disney World’s Virtual Queue — The Fastest Way to Join!

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Tron Lightcycle / Run is also available via Individual Lightning Lane

Tron Lightcycle Run - Magic Kingdom Roller Coaster
Tron Lightcycle Run will feature Individual Lightning Lane | Disney

If you strike out on the virtual queue (or want to get in a second ride on Tron in one day), your other option is to buy an Individual Lightning Lane reservation for Tron Lightcycle / Run. As a reminder, Individual Lightning Lane is the a la carte option that gives you access to an individual attraction, so purchasing a Lightning Lane reservation for Tron will only get you into that attraction once.

Individual Lightning Lane will also give you a shorter wait for the attraction. For example, at Guardians of the Galaxy, the virtual queue wait once you’re in line can be about 30-45 minutes, while Individual Lightning Lane is closer to 5-10 minutes.

  • For Disney World Resort guests, you can purchase your Individual Lightning Lane starting at 7 am.
  • For all other guests, you can purchase Individual Lightning Lane passes starting at park opening.

Check out our step-by-step instructions on how to purchase Individual Lightning Lanes at Disney World.

Pricing will be variable by day, and no price range has been announced.

Tron Lightcycle / Run does not feature a standby queue

What is a standby queue? It’s the regular line that almost every Disney World attraction has, where you just go to the attraction and wait a certain number of minutes to ride it.

Tron does not have one of those.

That means that the virtual queue and Individual Lightning Lane are the only two options for riding Magic Kingdom’s fastest roller coaster.

Tron Lightcycle / Run Virtual Queue and Lightning Lane Tips

  • Try to have your phone open to the Virtual Queue page on your My Disney Experience app
  • Confirm your party before trying to join the queue. This will save you precious seconds, and it could mean the difference between getting a virtual queue for free or paying for Lightning Lane. You can read about how to do this in our Disney World Virtual Queue guide.
  • If you are interested in purchasing Individual Lightning Lane for Tron, do it as early as you can. It can (and probably will) sell out!
  • Individual Lightning Lane has three big advantages over Virtual Queue: you can choose your return time, your wait will be significantly shorter, and it’s much easier to secure a spot. Virtual Queue has one big advantage: it’s free!
  • Once your boarding group is called, you’ll have an hour to get to the attraction. BlogMickey has reported that Tron Lightcycle Run has been strictly enforcing the return window for the boarding group, so you can’t be too late or you may be turned away. You’ll still have a 15 minute grace period if you’re running late.

We want to hear from you!

Tomorrowland is about to get lit! (Seriously, have you seen the neon glowing lights on this attraction? So cool). So let us know in the comments: Do you have any questions or concerns about Tron’s virtual queue?