Disney Imagineers said to be working on a ‘Tron Legacy’ ride

The next Disney movie to get a ride at Disneyland may be more futuristic than fairytale. The blog Blue Sky Disney is reporting that Disney Imagineers have been given the green light to develop a ride treatment for the upcoming movie “Tron Legacy.”

Disney Parks have gone a little Tron crazy this fall, with a Tron-wrapped monorail at Walt Disney World and a nighttime elecTRONica party at Disney’s California Adventure.

Last week, Disney added a new “Tron Legacy” scene to the World of Color show at Disney’s California Adventure, the first addition to the show since it premiered earlier this year.

Slashfilm is giving further credibility to the rumors, reporting that Disney Imagineers – the folks that design Disney’s rides and attractions – visited the Tron movie set in Toronto to study the sets, props and concept art being used on the film.

So, while Walt Disney World adds princess castles and The Little Mermaid ride during its Fantasyland expansion, Disneyland may be looking to Tomorrowland for the next big changes at the California theme park.


Disneyland to livestream “World of Color” premiere

You don’t have to make a trip to the park to see Disneyland Resort’s newest nighttime show, “World of Color.” Disney plans to livestream the show’s debut Thursday, June 10.

The broadcast is set for 8:45 Pacific Thursday night on Disney’s official Ustream. It will be a live feed of World of Color’s first showing during a private event for VIPs and the media.

The show officially opens to the public on Friday, June 11.

World of Color features digital projections of Disney and Disney-Pixar animation, accompanied by music, fountains, fire and lasers. It all happens at a 1-acre superstructure “stage” built in the middle of Paradise Bay lagoon at Disney’s California Adventure theme park.

The show is the latest in a multi-year expansion of the Anaheim, California, theme park. Next up is a new attraction, The Little Mermaid – Ariel’s Undersea Adventure, set to open in 2011. Three new attractions in the 12-acre Cars Land will open in 2012.