Disney really missed a merchandise opportunity with this one. For Christmas, “Santa” got me a Meon picture maker, which is similar to a Light Brite but instead of illuminated pegs, this has glowing colored wires that can be bent and shaped over a picture. And while Disney has licensed their Cars and Princess franchises for Meon kits, they didn’t come out with a Tron one, which seems like an obvious choice for this new toy, and certainly the first thing I thought of when discovering it.
So despite the fact that my kit came with Star Wars backgrounds, I was determined to make it a Tron Meon. I found online a perfect light cycle promotional image for Tron: Legacy, printed it to the correct size, cut it out, and spent a couple hours outlining the red/orange and blue areas with Meon wire. The result is a purely awesome light-up Tron display that I will surely change out for more Tron pictures in the future. But for a while, I’ll enjoy this one.Tweet
Finally getting around to putting away new toys from San Diego Comic-Con and the recent D23 Expo, I made room for my new Tronorail die-cast vehicle among my other Tron stuff. Fits in perfectly. And I think I’ll leave it in the well-designed package, at least for now. More shelf rearranging to come…Tweet
This time, I’m posing with Disney’s Tronorail at Epcot, which conveniently stopped overhead as Michelle and I entered the park:Tweet
This morning marked the debut on the “Tronorail,” one of Walt Disney World’s monorails wrapped in artwork promoting the upcoming Disney film, “Tron: Legacy.” The artwork features the iconic light cycles from the film (and the original “Tron”), leaving painted light trails behind.
The repainted monorail is making its way around the Epcot monorail track, which runs back and forth between Epcot and the Transportation and Ticket Center.
Here is a video of the Tronorail approaching Epcot, making its way through the theme park, pulling into the monorail station, and exiting to head back to the TTC:
And a photo gallery of Tronorail photos I snapped today:
If you want to catch a glimpse of the Tronorail in action, be prepared to wait. The Epcot line was running 3 monorails today, so the above 3-minute video took me nearly 2 hours to shoot, waiting 15-20 minutesbetween each appearance of the Tron monorail. But it was totally worth it.Tweet