How a Disney Imagineer Helped Bring TRON to Life at Magic Kingdom
We’re inching closer to the opening of a highly anticipated attraction at Disney World, and Disney Parks Blog is sharing some behind-the-scenes information. A Disney Imagineer is giving fans the inside scoop about how her team helped bring TRON to life at Magic Kingdom Park!
Disney World’s TRON Lightcycle / Run is based on the 2010 sci-fi, action film, TRON: Legacy. A sequel, it continues the story of Disney’s self-titled TRON premiering in 1982.
TRON Lightcycle / Run
This ride has been a long time coming with a grand opening date of April 4, 2023. Disney invites Guests to “speed across a world with no horizons in a high-stakes race!”
Kerry Milligan is an Assistant Project Manager for Walt Disney Imagineering. Her career began in 2017, as a Walt Disney Imagineering intern for Toy Story Land.
In 2018, she joined the TRON Lightcycle / Run team. The project had Milligan working in tandem with Imagineering at Shanghai Disney Resort, where the first TRON ride (TRON Lightcycle Power Run) debuted.
This enabled Disney World’s team to incorporate what they learned into Magic Kingdom’s TRON Lightcycle / Run. In 2019, Milligan and the team visited Shanghai.
The trip proved tremendously helpful when it came to awareness of the attraction’s scale. Milligan shares that the project was a team effort, with Imagineers “committed to making this attraction the best it can be.”
She admits that some have gone to great lengths to make sure everything is perfect, riding it over 600 times! TRON Lightcycle / Run celebrates its grand opening in less than a month!
Thanks to Kerry Milligan and her fellow Imagineers, Guests will finally be able to experience the movie, brought to life at Magic Kingdom. Users, prepare now because soon, you’ll be able to enter the grid!