Disney Shanghai has posted an AMAZING in depth section by section breakdown of the upcoming TRON Lightcycle Power Run ride that will be debuting there when it opens. I hope that the ride is a massive success over there, as that usually translates well for other parks, and replacing Autopia with a Power Run at Disneyland would essentially make my life.
Experience high-speed thrills and chills as the Grid comes alive in a heart-pounding race for survival. Created as a friendly way for “Programs” and “Users” to interact, the Power Run pits team against team in the quintessential quest to capture 8 Energy Gates and triumph over opponents.
Prepare for digitization after entering the portal—this is your access into the energy, lights and excitement of TRON’s high-tech universe. As you leave the real world behind, you’ll proceed to the games as a member of Team Blue, ready to compete against some of the Grid’s most menacing Programs.
Affiliates are Still Closed, until I decide a way to design a box for them.
Definitely a must for anyone state side that wants to see a TRON Legacy attraction. Although I don't know why we don't have a larger following for TRON here in the U.S., it makes for a great bucket list of TRON things to encounter. I wonder if there is any Uprising implementation on the ride itself. A good chance is no, I bet it's Legacy based.
People are like programs. Each one has the capability of doing a million different incredible things yet most only master one, if that.
Thanks to TransAm_Paul on and UnitedTronArmy on Twitter, I’ve been made aware of a rumor that a TRON roller coaster might be built in Disney World Florida, replacing the Body Wars ride in the closed down Wonders of Life Pavilion, at EPCOT’s Future World. It will apparently be a Light Cycle ride, very similar to the one recently opened in Shanghai Disneyland.
This confirms info in an article I wrote (to which I've added an update about this news, at the bottom), where I discovered a document from Walt Disney’s Imagineering team, that showed a TRON roller coaster was originally meant to debut in Florida, first. It was also going to be different from the coaster at Shanghai Disneyland, using Light Runners instead of Light Cycles. But, plans obviously changed, and China got the TRON coaster first.
If you want to find out more details about what the US roller coaster was originally going to look like (again, not the same as the one in China), and how the Imagineering document showed that Florida was actually the first pick for the location of the roller coaster, check out my article linked above.