Walt Disney World has announced that when TRON Lightcycle / Run opens in Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom on April 4, guests will find various brand new products and more inside a “specially designed pop-up shop area directly across from the Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor entrance in Tomorrowland.”
In addition to all of the new merchandise coming, Disney has announced that a new interactive TRON experience – TRON Identity Program – is coming to the Tomorrowland Launch Depot. The new experience will offer guests “a customizable ‘Program’ action figure and identity chip that can be used to ‘re-program’ other merchandise such as the interactive Identity Discs and Remote Control Lightcycles.” Reservations for this interactive experience can be made beginning March 21st (for arrivals starting April 4th) by visiting the official Walt Disney World website.
Select Your Program
Prepare to enter the Grid through a Grid Digitization Portal located in Tomorrowland Launch Depot. Once inside, you will be able to create an action figure, or Program, that looks and sounds just like you.
As a User, you will go through the customization process. Image Capture will scan your facial features. Then, you’ll select your helmet and body configuration. Will your Program be an Enforcer or a Combatant? A Scout or a Heavy Sentry? The choice is yours. Also, don’t forget to select a team color. Finally, you’ll visit Command Input, where you will record 6 lines of dialogue in your own voice.
Please allow 20 minutes to make your selections. Once all of your choices have been made, your Program will be ready for retrieval within 60 minutes. Be aware that purchase of your Program is required.Official Walt Disney World Website
Official Walt Disney World Website
- Price: $89.99 per action figure, plus tax
- Payment will be due upon arrival at the location.
- One action figure per User per experience.
- Packaging included.
- Additional customizable items can be purchased at Tomorrowland Launch Depot.
- Recommended age is 5 years and older.
- The experience area is limited to the User and one Guest—at least one person in the party must be age 14 or older.
- A Guest accompanying the participant may not customize their own figure, unless they have a separate reservation.
- Customizable action figures are nonrefundable and are not eligible for Annual Passholder (or other) discounts.
- This experience is separate from TRON Lightcycle / Run. The purchase of a TRON Identity Program does not include admission or priority access to the TRON Lightcycle / Run attraction.
There will be three merchandise collections related to the attraction experience, the film TRON: Legacy or the nostalgia around this digital world first introduced in 1982 with the release of the original TRON. Keep scrolling to take a look at the images below to see some of what’s in store.
The ‘Back to the Arcade’ collection “captures a slice of the early 1980s arcade scene complete with nods to Flynn’s Arcade from the original film. Elements from video game cabinets were turned into backpacks and illuminated wall signs. The tumbler even includes vintage Lightcycles that race around a domed top.”
“Lightcycles are fast two-wheeled vehicles on the Grid, akin to motorcycles in the ‘real’ world. This was the jumping-off point for the ‘Thrill of the Race’ collection which contains racing-inspired apparel for adults and kids.”
The team even created a light-up replica of Sam Flynn’s helmet as seen in ‘TRON: Legacy’ using the original costume piece as reference. This helmet is the perfect finishing touch to my own ‘TRON: Legacy’ costume. A separate decorative helmet bag is an excellent carrying case for this or any other racing helmet.
For those that want to continue racing Lightcycles after visiting the Grid, check out the TRON Lightcycle Handlebars. This interactive toy contains lights and sound effects from TRON and can turn into an interactive game for up to four players.Disney Parks Blog
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