Tron Lightcycle Run… Would You Take the Ride?
Greetings, Programs! It’s a phrase often heard in the world of TRON as it’s the greeting shared by the character Kevin Flynn in the original 1982 film. That is just one of several phrases, terms, characters and more that you may hear or see when entering the Grid at TRON Lightcycle / Run presented by Enterprise. This thrilling new attraction officially opens on April 4, 2023 at Magic Kingdom Park in Walt Disney World Resort. To prepare you for your journey to the Game Grid, Our friends at Disney Parks Blog have compiled this reference guide for everything you need to know about TRON.
Released on July 9, 1982, this original Disney film chronicles the adventures of Kevin Flynn, a brilliant video game maker who hacks the mainframe of his former employer ENCOM looking for evidence that the video game programs he wrote were stolen by a company executive named Ed Dillinger.
While attempting to find the missing files, Flynn is beamed into a digital world by the Master Control Program (MCP), an artificial intelligent computer created by Dillinger. Inside this electronic world, Flynn meets computer programs that are alter-egos of the programmers who created them.
A security Program named TRON and another digital simulation Program named Yori joins Flynn on a quest to defeat the MCP, thus sending Flynn back to the “real” world with evidence of the stolen game programs.
Released on December 17, 2010 and set many “cycles” (a measurement of time on the Grid) after the original film, Sam Flynn, son of Kevin Flynn, is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his father. When Sam investigates a strange signal sent from the abandoned Flynn’s Arcade – that could have only come from his father – he finds himself pulled into a digital world, known as The Grid, where Kevin has been trapped for 20 years.
With the help of the last Isomorphic Algorithm (ISO) named Quorra, father and son embark on a life-or-death journey across a dazzling digital universe created by Kevin himself. The ISOs were a race of Programs that spontaneously evolved on the Grid without being written by a User, which makes Quorra extra special.
The trio battles a ruthless villain named CLU (an acronym for Codified Likeness Utility, a program created by Kevin Flynn) who is determined to create the perfect system in the “real” world and will stop at nothing to prevent their escape.
Stream both of these films, and the stunning animated series “TRON: Uprising,” on Disney+.
TRON Lightcycle / Run at Magic Kingdom Park
The story of TRON Lightcycle / Run picks up after “TRON: Legacy” where Kevin’s son, Sam Flynn, has opened a second gateway into the Grid. The first gateway is found at Shanghai Disneyland with the original TRON Lightcycle Power Run.
After being digitized and transported to the Grid for a special Lightcycle race, it’s your Team Blue against one of the Grid’s menacing Programs – Team Red, Team Yellow or Team Orange. Your goal is to be the first to race through eight 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.
End of Line
This phrase was uttered by the Master Control Program in “TRON,” which references the end of a computer program code before a new line begins in that code. In “TRON: Legacy,” the End of Line Club was a nightclub for programs to enjoy dancing and libations.
While “Greetings, Programs” is a perfect greeting, “End of Line” is a great way to say farewell. Will you be riding the starting April 4?
END OF LINE.
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