Disney has released a look at the three merchandise collections coming to the Tomorrowland Launch Depot (and a popup shop on April 4, the ride’s opening day) for TRON Lightcycle / Run. The shop will also host an experience like the Na’vi figure in Windtraders, where you get a scan of your face put on an action figure.
Life on the Grid
Life on the Grid is a collection inspired by the design language of the digital world. Adults will find light-up jackets and other accessories, like a backpack with an interactive Identity Disc that doubles as an audio speaker.
TRON Identity Program Experience
The TRON Identity Program, an all-new retail experience, offers 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 21 by visiting the Walt Disney World website here.
Those with a reservation for the TRON Identity Program will enter Tomorrowland Launch Depot for the experience.
Thrill of the Race
Lightcycles are fast two-wheeled vehicles on the Grid, akin to motorcycles in the “real” world. The “Thrill of the Race” collection is comprised of racing-inspired apparel for adults and kids.
There’s a light-up replica of Sam Flynn’s helmet as seen in “TRON: Legacy.” A separate decorative helmet bag is available for purchase as well.
For those that want to continue racing Lightcycles after visiting the Grid, there are 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.
Back to the Arcade
“Back to the Arcade” 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. There’s a tumbler that includes vintage Lightcycles racing around a domed top.
“There are generations of guests now visiting Walt Disney World who grew up playing the TRON video games and imagining their bicycles were Lightcycles,” explained Taryn Johnson, Senior Manager for Brand Merchandising with Global Product Creation. “These collections have a dash of 1980s nostalgia mixed with incredibly fun items that continue the thrills of this new Tomorrowland attraction at home.”
When the attraction opens on April 4, guests will find these products and more in a specially designed pop-up shop area directly across from the Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor entrance in Tomorrowland.
The Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. gift shop has become the Tomorrowland Launch Depot. The first signage went up overnight. The interior has TRON theming.
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