Disney treated their media guests today by welcoming them to a space inspired by Flynn’s Arcade from the 1982 film “TRON” and its sequel “TRON Legacy”. The arcade was the business (and home) of Kevin Flynn, the creator of the Grid.
Disney Parks shared video on their Instagram stories showing the event with a walkthrough of the arcade and its offerings. All of this comes ahead of TRON Lightcycle / Run’s grand opening at the Magic Kingdom on April 4th.
Media guests were greeted by this neon sign that reads “Game On” with a hidden Mickey icon and an arrow pointing them in the right direction.
Next, they walked through a dark tunnel with green neon lights surrounding them, very much in theme with The Grid.
The temporary media event arcade featured a variety of game options, including Guitar Hero.
A Ms. Pac-Man and Galaga games can be seen here surrounded by a back frame made of neon lights with a Mickey icon on top.
Arcade classic Space Invaders was also shown at the media event, also surrounded by its own neon light frame.
Although the Disney Parks Instagram story didn’t show a TRON arcade video game, there was a TRON pinball machine.
A prize wall was also seen in the video, complete with a bucket hat, tumblers, a keychain plushie of Expedition Everest’s Yeti and a Baby Groot squeeze toy, among others.
Here, under this giant neon Mickey ice cream bar, fresh popcorn can be seen in a machine, available to guests at the media event.
Flynn’s Arcade was previously replicated more faithfully during the ElecTRONica dance event, which took place on select nights at Disney California Adventure from 2010 to 2012. The location featured a number of classic arcade games as well as the TRON arcade game manufactured by Bally Midway. Guests could also immerse themselves in the neon world of The Grid during the beloved dance event. We covered this event in the early days of WDWNT if you’d like to read more about it.
What do you think of this exclusive TRON media event? Do you wish it was open to all park guests the way the ElecTRONica experience ran? Tell us in the comments.
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