New signage around the TRON Lightcycle Run plaza advises guests that the unique seating and restraint system may prohibit them from riding. As you may recall, there was a lot of discourse on the ride vehicle choice and the relatively limited accessible seating when the attraction first opened. Here’s a look at the signage that can be found as guests walk to the attraction entrance:
The seating and restraints on this attraction may prohibit Guests of certain body shapes or sizes from riding. Please try the seat to confirm your ability to ride. See a Cast Member for assistance.
Test vehicles are located near the entrance to the attraction and a Cast Member is usually nearby to assist anyone who has questions or wants to use the test seat. Currently, one of the test seats is not available, but the other one is open for guests to use.
If a Cast Member is not nearby to assist, there are instructions on the vehicle to help guests determine if they will be able to fit into the Lightcycle or if they will need to use an accessible vehicle.
It’s not immediately clear, but when you pull the handles toward you, you will engage the restraint system on the test seat. There are no light indicators to let you know when you are locked in. Instead, a sticker has been added to the handlebar that indicates when the vehicle restraints are locked.
You’ll want to pull the handlebars toward you until the circle is hidden by the pocket that it slides into. In the photo below, we’d need just an inch or so until we’re locked in.
What does locked in mean? The unique Lightcycle bike uses a calf-area restraint that swings behind your knee at a 90-degree angle. When the handlebars are pulled far enough to hide the circle indicator, that means that the calf restraint is in position and you can expect to fit on the actual ride vehicles when it is your turn to ride.
In our experience, a calf circumference of 17″ or less should mean that you’re able to ride. Some guests with larger calves may still be able to ride depending on their leg length and where the calf restraint feels comfortable. The good news is that the ride is only 60 seconds long, so you won’t be in the locked position very long, but the restraint can be uncomfortable or even painful and we recommend a quick test before you ride so that you have a better understanding of what to expect.
Here are our front-row and back-row POV ride-through videos for TRON Lightcycle Run at Magic Kingdom!
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