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  • Was there a Tron Themed attraction?

    I was in line for Pizza in TL and heard a father telling his teen sons that there was a Tron ride either near or around where Innovations is now. I wanted to say he was wrong but was unsure of myself and didn't want to look like a fool if I was wrong.

    I certainly don't remember anything Tron, but I don't remember much of Disneyland before 2000, didn't go much in my teen years.

    Was there a Tron themed attraction?

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    Re: Was there a Tron Themed attraction?

    There was a Tron tunnel on the People Mover.....

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    • #3
      Re: Was there a Tron Themed attraction?

      it was part of the peoplemover.

      you would travel through (i believe) the innoventions building as if you were on a parasail. or light cycle. either way, you could tell you were in tron. man, i miss the peoplemover.
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      • #4
        Re: Was there a Tron Themed attraction?

        Since I was really really young, the Tron room scared me for some reason. I still remember it well though.
        -Jack :geek:
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        • #5
          Re: Was there a Tron Themed attraction?

          Originally posted by stinkerbell View Post
          There was a Tron tunnel on the People Mover.....
          You know! The people mover thread had me really digging in my memory banks and I started to remember it going through star tours and maybe tron but I was unsure of myself. Ha!

          Ta Da!

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          • #6
            Re: Was there a Tron Themed attraction?

            Originally posted by hollywood1939 View Post
            Since I was really really young, the Tron room scared me for some reason. I still remember it well though.
            Me too. I used to hate it. Are you my long lost brother?!
            "I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. "Groucho Marx

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            • #7
              Re: Was there a Tron Themed attraction?

              Well I'm glad I didn't say anything to the father. I had a feeling that I was not right. Thanks guys.

              Ta Da!

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              • #8
                Re: Was there a Tron Themed attraction?

                Dang, you beat me to it. Peoplemover became Peoplemover Thru The World of Tron. There were two "superspeed tunnels" that the Peoplemover went "thru" -- you were surrounded by a big white screen that you went through, slowly. My memory is failing me as to what used to be on the screens, I think they showed POV car race footage, various shots that felt like you were going really fast. There were fans which blew air to increase the feeling of speed. When Tron came out, they changed the films in these rooms over to Tron footage. The first room showed the scene where Jeff Bridges had just been sucked into the computer, and was flying through abstract geometric shapes. The second room showed Recognizers flying around, alternating with the Light Cycle game with the other cycles blocking you in with their light walls.

                Since arcades are generally considered an "attraction" I should mention that the Starcade had a big bank of Tron games, and a nice display wall to go with them.

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                • #9
                  Re: Was there a Tron Themed attraction?

                  Originally posted by frecky View Post
                  Me too. I used to hate it. Are you my long lost brother?!
                  Hmm...maybe!
                  -Jack :geek:
                  Doc Brown had 2 Deloreans!

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                    Re: Was there a Tron Themed attraction?

                    Originally posted by hollywood1939 View Post
                    Since I was really really young, the Tron room scared me for some reason. I still remember it well though.
                    Was it from the voice of the MCP that was heard in this segment?
                    -Tim

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                    • #11
                      Re: Was there a Tron Themed attraction?

                      They could probably make a really interesting new Tron ride somewhere in Tomorrowland (Maybe where the Rocket Rods were).


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                      • #12
                        Re: Was there a Tron Themed attraction?

                        if interested here are some pics of PeopleMove unfortuantaly i dont have pics of the Tron (SuperSpeed) tunnel

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                        • #13
                          Re: Was there a Tron Themed attraction?

                          Originally posted by FrumiousBoojum View Post
                          Was it from the voice of the MCP that was heard in this segment?
                          For me, maybe. I jsut remember ducking down and hiding.
                          "I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. "Groucho Marx

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                          • #14
                            Re: Was there a Tron Themed attraction?

                            Originally posted by frecky View Post
                            For me, maybe. I jsut remember ducking down and hiding.
                            I also did that! I also plugged my ears because it was really loud.
                            -Jack :geek:
                            Doc Brown had 2 Deloreans!

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                            • #15
                              Re: Was there a Tron Themed attraction?

                              Originally posted by DisneyCarnivora View Post
                              They could probably make a really interesting new Tron ride somewhere in Tomorrowland (Maybe where the Rocket Rods were).
                              I agree with that. A Tron ride would be cool.

                              Another movie I wouldn't mind getting some attention is The Black Hole. this movie creeped me out when I was a kid. It would be cool if Disney did a remake of this movie as they are remaking a bunch of their old movies. To keep that dark feel to it, get someone like Christopher Nolan to direct. Make it a serious flick by cutting out the cheezy parts (sure, keep the robots but change them so they wouldn't be so geeky. Maximillian was cool but the other two...) Then, make an E-ticket attraction out of it in Tomorrowland.

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                              • #16
                                Re: Was there a Tron Themed attraction?

                                Kind of a poor man's Soarin' Over California "surround" film featuring scenes from Tron, as you went through the Carousal building on the Peoplemover.

                                It started out as just "Superspeed Tunnel" which was scenes of POVs from boats and racecars with wind thrown in your face, and then when Tron came out, they added those Tron scenes to Superspeed Tunnel and changed the name to something like "Peoplemover, featuring Tron Superspeed Tunnel."

                                Many of those that worked at the park at that time called it "Ron Superspeed Tunnel" or "The Ron Tunnel" after then Disney chief honcho and producer of Tron (and Walt's son-in-law), Ron Miller.

                                Some stuff from the internet:

                                SuperSpeed Tunnel added 1977, Tron feature added 1982 to August 21, 1995
                                And here's SuperSpeed's Attraction Poster:
                                http://auctions.images.go.com/Images...8/DA14908a.jpg

                                Though the attraction name when Tron was added seems to have been both, "Peoplemover Thru The World of Tron"....
                                http://www.phil-sears.com/Folder%202/9140505_small.jpg

                                ...and Tron Superspeed Tunnel:

                                SuperSpeed Tunnel
                                In 1977, the SuperSpeed Tunnel was added to the PeopleMover. It was located in the Carousel Building, then housing America Sings . Race cars were projected on the walls all around the trains. In 1982, the scenes were changed to clips from Tron's light cycle race scene, and the tunnel was renamed Tron SuperSpeed Tunnel.

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                                • #17
                                  Re: Was there a Tron Themed attraction?

                                  Thank you for the information Asterix! I never knew about the Tron overlay. They should bring it back...

                                  BTW, I love Asterix and Obelix...

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                                  • #18
                                    Re: Was there a Tron Themed attraction?

                                    Yes there was a Tron themed area the PeopleMover/Rocket Rods went through. I loved how they went through Star Tours though.

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                                    • #19
                                      Re: Was there a Tron Themed attraction?

                                      Man I miss the Tron tunnel. I realize that if the PM came back, Tron probably wouldn't. But the nostalia factor with Tron is probably the highest for me when it comes to Disneyland.

                                      BTW- Does anyone else ever watch Tron just to remember the PM? (crickets chriping) Hmmm....

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                                      • #20
                                        Re: Was there a Tron Themed attraction?

                                        Originally posted by Angelica Gracey View Post
                                        Thank you for the information Asterix! I never knew about the Tron overlay. They should bring it back...

                                        BTW, I love Asterix and Obelix...
                                        Aww, thanks! I love em too.

                                        The Tron tunnels are just more proof that the Peoplemover is a MUST for Disneyland. When I went to Florida last month that was the first thing I went on.

                                        I bet the Imagineering people must be scratching their heads, saying, "Why are these people so nostalgic about the dumb old Peoplemover??"

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