Posted tagged ‘Flynns’

Disney offers up a look at ElecTRONica

September 2, 2010

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In March of this year Disney revealed that they would be recreating Flynn’s Arcade in the Tomorrowland part of their parks and today they offered up some concept art of what the area will look like. It will actually feature more than just Flynn’s, as they will be transforming the Hollywood Pictures Backlot into ElecTRONica, a TRON themed area that’s about gaming, dancing, live entertainment and experiencing the world of Tron (the dance thing probably helps explain the parts of the trailers where we see some sort of club setting). Flynn’s will be a part of this but we will have to wait and see what kind of game selection they will have on-hand – it will likely be similar to the Flynn’s setup they had going at Comic-Con although if they could recreate Flynn’s exactly as it was seen in the original movie, then that would be a feat worth checking out all by itself. This will be taking place only at the Disney California Adventure Park, and only on weekends this fall, with exceptions taking place during the weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas, as a lead-in to the release of the movie. If anyone doubted that Disney is serious about TRON as a franchise before, then there’s little room for such doubts now.

While I’ve not had any plans to visit Disneyland in California anytime soon, admittedly they are making it incredibly tempting to make such plans.

full details can be found at the Disney Parks blog.

Flynn’s Arcade recreated at Comic-Con with a real Space Paranoids cabinet!

July 25, 2009

sparanoids

As part of the hype machine that Disney is creating for the new TRON: Legacy film, they reconstructed Flynn’s Arcade, with tons of retro coin-op machines and to my own personal excitement, a working Space Paranoids arcade machine. I have found two videos of the arcade and some footage of SP which you can watch below. Sadly, the arcade was only a temporary thing but it’s very cool that Disney did this to promote the movie. I have read however that they showed some movie footage at Comic-Con where Flynn’s Arcade actually plays a role in the film, so it is likely we will see more arcade related viral marketing.

As a note to arcade makers out there, if there are no plans for someone to actually release Space Paranoids to the public, then I really hope that someone does. I am quite sure that I am not the only arcade operator out there who would love to have a real Space Paranoids machine and with the existing Tron fanbase I imagine that there are a lot of Tron fans out there (many of which are arcade fans) who would go out of their way to find a Space Paranoids machine. I certainly would.

BTW- I do know of a PC Space Paranoids game that was made by Rogue Synapse – we posted about it a long time ago. From everything I have seen on this, this version at Flynn’s and the aforementioned PC game are different. From reports it sounds like the movement controls on the arcade version need some fine-tuning but I guess it won’t matter if the game is never released.

Space Paranoids

Now I wish I would have gone to Comic-Con

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Flynn's Arcade recreated at Comic-Con with a real Space Paranoids cabinet!

July 25, 2009

sparanoids

As part of the hype machine that Disney is creating for the new TRON: Legacy film, they reconstructed Flynn’s Arcade, with tons of retro coin-op machines and to my own personal excitement, a working Space Paranoids arcade machine. I have found two videos of the arcade and some footage of SP which you can watch below. Sadly, the arcade was only a temporary thing but it’s very cool that Disney did this to promote the movie. I have read however that they showed some movie footage at Comic-Con where Flynn’s Arcade actually plays a role in the film, so it is likely we will see more arcade related viral marketing.

As a note to arcade makers out there, if there are no plans for someone to actually release Space Paranoids to the public, then I really hope that someone does. I am quite sure that I am not the only arcade operator out there who would love to have a real Space Paranoids machine and with the existing Tron fanbase I imagine that there are a lot of Tron fans out there (many of which are arcade fans) who would go out of their way to find a Space Paranoids machine. I certainly would.

BTW- I do know of a PC Space Paranoids game that was made by Rogue Synapse – we posted about it a long time ago. From everything I have seen on this, this version at Flynn’s and the aforementioned PC game are different. From reports it sounds like the movement controls on the arcade version need some fine-tuning but I guess it won’t matter if the game is never released.

Space Paranoids

Now I wish I would have gone to Comic-Con

[Discuss on the Forums]

Flynn’s Arcade as it is now

February 20, 2008

flynns.jpg

I love the movie Tron. Sure it’s far from a perfect film but it’s hard to resist the combination of video games and other computer stuff. In fact it’s Tron that has influenced me to open up my own arcade. If you have seen the film then it’s hard to forget Flynn’s arcade seen at the very beginning of the film. Flynn’s wasn’t the creation of a stage crew and the place still exists today although it is not an arcade. From the blog Story Boredom are some pictures of the building used for Flynns that are as recent as last June. It’s quite a bit different from the film now – it seemed like a much larger building in Tron but you only saw it at night. Even though no arcade is there today, I think it would be awesome to visit one day. Thanks to KLOV poster Ataritoobin’ for this link.

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Flynn's Arcade as it is now

February 20, 2008

flynns.jpg

I love the movie Tron. Sure it’s far from a perfect film but it’s hard to resist the combination of video games and other computer stuff. In fact it’s Tron that has influenced me to open up my own arcade. If you have seen the film then it’s hard to forget Flynn’s arcade seen at the very beginning of the film. Flynn’s wasn’t the creation of a stage crew and the place still exists today although it is not an arcade. From the blog Story Boredom are some pictures of the building used for Flynns that are as recent as last June. It’s quite a bit different from the film now – it seemed like a much larger building in Tron but you only saw it at night. Even though no arcade is there today, I think it would be awesome to visit one day. Thanks to KLOV poster Ataritoobin’ for this link.

[Story Boredom: Flynn’s Arcade Before and After] [Discuss on the Forum]