"This high-energy street festival ignites Hollywood Pictures Backlot with fun for the whole family. Journey under the Recognizer and get swept into The Grid, where a live D.J. spins techno and dance music. Check out TRON: Legacy 3D Sneak Peek. Watch Sirens groove to the beats of Daft Punk and others, while digitally projected Lightcycles zoom around you. Face off with enemies and allies at Flynn's Arcade. Try incandescent concoctions at the End of the Line club. Be amazed by an eclectic array of street performers, including laser and martial artists."
Above, is the official concept art for ElecTRONica and below, is a photo of the Hollywood Pictures Backlot entrance.
The ElecTRONica overlay is a little bit "darker" than Glowfest.
This piece of concept art shows the "Hollywood Studios" section of the Hollywood Backlot.
The structure that guests are walking under is "The Recognizer".
Here's a better view of it in the daytime.
It appears to have been built over the existing Hollywood Studios arch. Here's a "before" shot:
And here's the view from the other side:
While we're in this area, let's take a brief detour and visit my old friend from Walt Disney World. Hey wait a minute, "One Of Our Sea Serpents Is Missing!" The Sea Serpent from EPCOT to be specific. I wonder if he will be making a return or if he is gone for good? There's nothing left in this area now except for some rust spots on the ground where the former World of Motion props once sat.......
.....oh, and these four columns.
Back to ElecTRONica.....a DJ booth now sits on top of the Sorcerer's Apprentice fountain.
Here's a "before" shot. It looks like Mickey may have been removed for the temporary overlay.
At night, dancers perform in this area.
Across the way in the Muppet theater, a 3-D film plays giving guests a sneak peek of the upcoming "TRON: Legacy" which opens on December 17th.
A recreation of a light cycle from the film sits outside the doors to the theater.
Here's a shot taken with the "dreaded" camera flash, but it helps to show the figure on top of the cycle a little better.
The diner set in this area now has a function! A bar and lounge area have been added to it.
A daytime shot:
And a "before" shot:
Next door, a recreation of Flynn's Arcade from "TRON: Legacy" has been set up in the old Hollywood and Dine restaurant space.
Please check back for Part 2 of this post where we will go inside Flynn's and have a look around. We will also take a look at a piece of Tron ephemera that I have saved since the early 1980's.
POST UPDATE: Click (HERE) for Part 2 of this series.