It’s Time to Familiarize Yourself with TRON Language from “The Grid”

Familiarize Yourself with TRON Language from "The Grid" TRON-3

If you’re a TRON fan from the early 80s or just getting started with the fascination of it all, Disney has released a glossary of terms you may want to familiarize yourself with before heading into The Grid.



TRON Lightcycle / Run in Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World opens to guests on April 4, 2023, so you have a little time to study if you plan on being there on opening day.

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  • Digitizers: Two chambers where the Shiva laser performs a “digitizing procedure” on Users, sending them into the world of the Grid.
  • Energy Gates: Digital markers that Users and Programs compete to “capture.” The first team to capture all eight Gates by passing through them is declared the winner.
  • Programs: Digital beings who live on the Grid, they are created by humans through written computer code. Programs are opponents of Users on TRON Lightcycle / Run.
  • Shiva laser: The ENCOM SHV 20905 is the conduit by which human Users pass from the real world into the digital world of the Grid.
  • Sync Chamber: The load station where Users board Lightcycles, “syncing” their bodies with the vehicles.
  • The Grid: The digital world created by Kevin Flynn.
  • The Game Grid: An arena of competition within the larger digital world of the Grid, where competition takes place.
  • TRON Plaza: The area around and encompassing TRON Lightcycle / Run, mostly covered by its distinct canopy structure that is an expression of biological and technological harmony.
  • Upload Conduit: Beneath the canopy of TRON Plaza, this section of “track” carries data being uploaded from the Launcher to the Game Grid, much like a fiberoptic cable. This one-of-a-kind piece of technology, co-created by Sam Flynn, enables digital information traveling along its lines to be seen by outside “real world” observers and vice versa. This is why onlookers in Tomorrowland are able to “see” a train of Lightcycles speeding along, and Users can catch glimpses of the surrounding area from their vehicle.
  • Users: Human beings who must be digitized to visit the Grid and compete in TRON Lightcycle / Run.
  • Team Green Post-Show Space presented by Enterprise: After competing in an epic race and returning to Tomorrowland, Users are introduced to a bold new race team and their powerful, state-of-the-art Lightcycle that offers an opportunity to capture an incredible photo.

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