A Look at Standby Wait Times for TRON Lightcycle Run During Disney After Hours

    The 2024 Disney After Hours season has begun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (full review) and Magic Kingdom! Unique to the Magic Kingdom event this year is the return of the Disney Enchantment fireworks show and the fact that TRON Lightcycle Run is utilizing a standby queue during the event. While we’ll have a full recap and review of the debut January 11th After Hours event this week, we wanted to take a look at the standby wait times for TRON Lightcycle Run first.

    Thanks to collected posted wait time data from thrill-data, we have a little bit more insight into how TRON Lightcycle Run is faring as a standby attraction during the limited capacity event. I’ll stress that again: limited capacity event. Disney After Hours is billed as a unique way to experience the theme parks will low wait times at some of the most popular attractions at Walt Disney World. Just like Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind opened the standby queue for the 2023 After Hours event, Magic Kingdom is doing the same for TRON Lightcycle Run during the 2024 version of After Hours. So far, there have been two Disney After Hours events held at Magic Kingdom this year, giving us a bit of data to work with.

    January 11th Disney After Hours (Opening Night)

    Starting with the event we attended, we’ll take a look at wait times for the January 11th event. Being that it was opening night for the 2024 Disney After Hours season at Magic Kingdom, there was a considerable amount of hype surrounding TRON Lightcycle Run. The attraction opened with a 35-minute wait before it quickly built to a 50-minute wait within the first 30 minutes of operation. From there, it died down to the lowest posted wait time of the night at 20 minutes.

    Overall, TRON Lightcycle Run averaged a 32.5-minute wait during the January 11th Disney After Hours event at Magic Kingdom as a standby attraction.

    January 15th Disney After Hours

    As you can see, wait times for the January 15th event were far less volatile, holding steady at 30 minutes for the first 80 minutes of the event. From there, there was a slight dip during the 11pm Disney Enchantment fireworks show, before a climb and then eventual dip again in the last 30 minutes of the event.

    Overall, the average standby wait for TRON Lightcycle Run at the January 15th Disney After Hours event was just over 26 minutes.

    We’d imagine that a roughly 25-30 minute average will be common, climbing a bit more towards Spring Break when more guests are likely to attend Disney After Hours. At the risk of getting ahead of ourselves, our upcoming review will show that we were able to ride TRON Lightcycle Run twice during the After Hours event by saving it for the end of the night when the line was the shortest. More to come.

    As always, keep checking back with us here at BlogMickey.com as we continue to bring you the latest news, photos, and info from around the Disney Parks!

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