The rumors were true, as Disney confirmed today at D23 Expo that Tron — the company’s highest-rated attraction at Shanghai Disneyland — is making the jump to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
It was originally thought that the new Tron ride would replace Tomorrowland Speedway, but that doesn’t appear to be the case. According to Disney, the new Tron attraction will sit “in an entirely new area right next to Space Mountain at Magic Kingdom Park.”
For those unfamiliar with the ride, TRON Lightcycle Power Run attraction at Shanghai Disneyland is a coaster-style attraction where riders board a train of two-wheeled Lightcycles. It offers access into the energy, lights and excitement of TRON’s high-tech universe and is one of the most thrilling adventures at any Disney park.
The plan is to open the Tron attraction in time for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary in 2021, so stay tuned for more news.