Cast member previews are underway at “TRON Lightcycle / Run” at Magic Kingdom, and Walt Disney World has released a new Point-Of-View ride video of the attraction, which appears to not be size-friendly.
We’ve already shown what riding the new attraction looks like via the video of the “Good Morning America” anchors getting to experience the ride.
Now this new video is taken from the second set of ride vehicles, with the front set of empty ride vehicles in view as viewers get to experience “TRON Lightcycle / Run” as if they were actually on the ride.
Take a look:
Disney Parks has also released a TikTok video showing spoiler-free cast member reactions to the attraction’s pre-show (be patient, this one may take a bit to load):
@disneyparks Our Cast Member reactions to experiencing #TRON first 🥏 (via: @escumealyssa) #DisneyParks #Disney #RollerCoaster #Ride #Attraction #MagicKingdom #Orlando ♬ original sound – Disney Parks
I guess we’ll all have to wait and see for ourselves what they’re reacting to.
Unfortunately, not all cast member reactions are positive, as it appears the ride cars are not Pooh-size friendly. There are reports of issues getting the back restraint to fit larger or taller riders. One even said she was a size 14 and couldn’t fit. But others of size are saying they fit but with some maneuvering. I guess it matters where you carry your weight.
Pooh-sized riders can still experience the ride, though, even if they don’t fit the Lightcycle seats. About half of the Lightcycle vehicle trains are accessible cars with two seats in the back featuring front lap bars instead of lightcycles.
However, if these need to be used for Pooh-sized guests in addition to wheelchair users, there’s going to be an extra wait in getting on the attraction. Cast members in private chat forums have been reporting up to an extra 30 minutes wait for these seats.
Imagine what the wait will be when thousands of Guests are allowed to experience the attraction.
Here’s a photo a cast member friend took of that accessible seat car:
I have to be honest here. It’s extremely disappointing that Imagineering hasn’t worked this issue out. They’ve had this problem with the Shanghai version of the attraction, and they’ve had a similar problem with “Flight of Passage” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
All guests should feel welcome on attractions, especially ones that are new to the parks.
I’ll keep you all posted as I hear more reactions from the cast members. In the meantime, if you’re planning to ride, make sure you read the details on the Virtual Queue, Lockers, and more.