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Tron overlay for Disney World's monorail?

Walt Disney World: Real, or just rumor? Either way, what do you think?

From Robert Niles
Posted March 1, 2010 at 4:24 PM
Getting some buzz now from readers over this report from Aint It Cool News, detailing "Tron-O-Rail":

Apparently the Motion Picture design team out in California have created a vinyl wrap that will encompass one of the Monorails that circle above the park. From what he's seen, it will make the Monorail look like a light-cycle from the upcoming TRON movie is riding the rails above you.

I guess the cab is the cycle and the rest of the cabins are the light trail? Sounds pretty neat. Not sure if there are any lights, sounds or effects that accompany it - but I for one can't wait to see it. Very cool that the parks are allowing this to be done to their transportation system!

Real, or just rumor? Either way, what do you think?


Comments in chronological order. Most recent at the bottom. Scroll down to respond.

From Anthony Murphy
Posted March 1, 2010 at 4:25 PM
I believe it since they did decorate the monorails for other things including Stitch on the front of the monorail.

From James Rao
Posted March 1, 2010 at 5:22 PM
I can't substantiate the rumor, but I can say I think the overlay it would be fun... as long as the reimagined movie doesn't blow like the original.

And if the new movie is a real winner, who wouldn't want to see a "light-cycle" addition to Tomorrowland?!?

From steve lee
Posted March 1, 2010 at 8:15 PM
James, my entire generation would like you to step outside for a moment.

From James Rao
Posted March 1, 2010 at 8:35 PM
Hey, as a child of the Golden Age of Video Gaming, when arcades were THE place to be on the weekends, I had very high hopes for TRON. I remember standing in line for a couple hours to see TRON on opening day - back before they had advance ticket sales, wide releases, megaplexes, and stadium seating. And while I can appreciate the technological aspects of the feature (and even the story - which was pretty good all things considered), the acting (sorry, Bruce), direction, and overall quality of TRON was subpar.

Having written all that gobbledygook, I still played the TRON video games (on my Intellivision, no less), and I still wore a Bruce Boxleitner/TRON t-shirt (BABYLON 5 RULZ!), and I still have very high hopes for TRON 2.0: The Apology.

And I would love a TRON Light-cycle attraction!!!!

From steve lee
Posted March 1, 2010 at 8:42 PM
Oh, a Babylon Five fan, huh?

(backs slowly away)

From Anthony Murphy
Posted March 1, 2010 at 8:59 PM
I think Tron would be a hit today because the public is more educated about computers. However, I hope they do not think its a Matrix ripoff!

From Phil B.
Posted March 1, 2010 at 10:26 PM
A Tron Light Cycle ride done right would be a KILLER E-ticket attraction for Tomorrow Land. There has to be a few concepts kicking around out there in Glendale, but as with most ambitious ideas not tied into a PIXAR film (see Beastly Kingdom), they'll most likely be relegated to developmental hell. Of course, a vinyl overlay of a lightning fast vehicle, on a relatively slow moving transportation system is a completely acceptable trade off....sigh. Anyway, as a promotion, I still think it's a cool idea. I'd like to see it when it materializes.

From James Rao
Posted March 2, 2010 at 3:58 AM
That's it, Steve, I am setting my phazor on "kill"!

And Phil, I love the way you put it: "...completely acceptable trade off..."

So sad, but so true, sometimes. Maybe Lasseter is a TRON fan? One can only hope.

From Robert Niles
Posted March 10, 2010 at 1:29 PM
Confirmed! Disney Monorail Trains to Feature TRON: LEGACY Art

From Anthony Murphy
Posted March 10, 2010 at 1:44 PM
I like the colors!

From Rod Whitenack
Posted March 10, 2010 at 2:52 PM
The Tron-O-Rail is real! See the following link for pics!

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2010/03/disney-monorail-trains-to-feature-tron-legacy-art/

From Amanda Jenkins
Posted March 11, 2010 at 7:18 PM

ok, but how does it look at night? If there are lights or something, then it would be something to see.

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