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Video: ‘World of Color TRON: Legacy Encore’

posted on November 1st, 2010 by Heather Hust Rivera, Senior Manager, Corporate Communications, The Walt Disney Company

When “World of Color” first debuted in June, we hinted at the possibility of adding new stories and even more special moments to the show.

For the first time this past weekend, a specially-designed encore performance was added to the nighttime water spectacular, “World of Color,” at Disney California Adventure park. Once again, “World of Color” takes Disney storytelling to new heights as the exciting world of “TRON: Legacy” is brought to life with a breathtaking combination of sky-high fountains, film projections, piercing lasers and pulsating light.

The “World of Color TRON: Legacy Encore” celebrates the mysterious cyber realm and the bold adventure of “TRON: Legacy,” Disney’s newest 3D film, which will be released Dec. 17. While The Grid has already come alive for guests during ElecTRONica in the Hollywood Pictures Backlot, The Grid roars to life in a new way at “World of Color” with light cycles, digital thunderstorms, cyber world gladiators, and the ominous soundtrack from “TRON: Legacy.”

There are also new surprises and creative effects that are projected onto the circular loop of California Screamin’. A completely new laser system has also been added to transform the coaster during the encore.

Take a peek and let us know what you think.

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Jeff from CA on November 1st, 2010 at 6:40 pm

I was there for the 10:15pm soft-viewing on Fri and the new TRON: Legacy portion totally ROCKS!! I loved all the new effects and can’t wait to go back and see it again with my friends to share the experience and see their reactions.


Jacqueline Frances on November 1st, 2010 at 6:46 pm


I really enjoyed the ElecTRONica meet-up and tried to look for you so I could be one of the lucky people to get a Disney Parks blog pin. Unfortunately, I didn’t see you at check-in and it grew too dark to look at people’s name tags at the event.

Hopefully at another event I can track you down :)!


Heather Hust Rivera on November 2nd, 2010 at 3:00 pm

Sounds like a plan 😉


Patrick on November 1st, 2010 at 7:06 pm

This looks so amazing! I wish it would have been part of the elecTRONica Meet-Up!


Chris from CA on November 1st, 2010 at 7:08 pm

So Cool, Has this already been added to the show WOC everyday?


Heather Hust Rivera on November 2nd, 2010 at 2:57 pm

Yes, the TRON: Legacy Encore will appear whenever “World of Color” is shown for the next several months.


Toluallii on November 1st, 2010 at 7:11 pm

Saw this last night in person, it was awesome! The lighting effects/projection on Screamin’ add extra dimension, really nice work.


Fred from CA on November 1st, 2010 at 7:24 pm

Very cool!

I’ve got to see this in person sometime.


Cati from ME on November 1st, 2010 at 7:38 pm

I’m going to be at Disneyland/DCA around November 19th. Any chance it’ll still be around? It looks fantasic! I’ve been dying to see World of Color and this would be a sweet bonus.


Heather Hust Rivera on November 2nd, 2010 at 2:58 pm

Hi Cati, The TRON: Legacy Encore is scheduled as a part of “World of Color” through November and several months after that.


Thor from CA on November 1st, 2010 at 8:19 pm

As if World of Color couldn’t get any better!? This looks awesome!


Christine from CA on November 1st, 2010 at 8:24 pm

So exciting! I can’t wait till my next visit!


Jordann on November 1st, 2010 at 8:28 pm

Me and my girlfriend were there for the Friday night 9:00pm showing! While walking to our section, I had noticed a Tron advertisement along the railing and thought to myself, what would that be doing there unless there was a new addition to the show? World of Color was coming to an end and I was a little disappointed to see no new addition. My girlfriend then said, “Well, no Tron this time.” and right as she said that, the new Tron Encore came on! It was so awesome!!


Jordan on November 1st, 2010 at 8:31 pm

We were lucky enough to see it from ou hotel room at Paradise Peir on Thursday night around 1 AM and then again on Friday night after the park closed….we actually got to see the show at the 9:00 showing Saturday night while drinking down a Glowtini and Glowito that we purchsed next to Flynn’s arcade. The TRON party was amazing. I hope the movie can live up to the power and energy put into it by the parks. Great job!


siomara from CA on November 1st, 2010 at 8:50 pm

lovedddddd it!!


Ashley on November 1st, 2010 at 8:57 pm

Do you by any chance know when this will be ending? or is it going to be debuting for a while? (want to know so I could see it ASAP if it closes soon!)


David from CA on November 1st, 2010 at 9:15 pm

Outstanding add to the Program


Alan on November 1st, 2010 at 9:16 pm

WOW. Please let us know if this is going to be part of WOC for awhile? I have been to WOC twice this past month, but want to see this addition too. Will it be in WOC at least through DEC 17th when the movie comes out? Love the ElecTRONica transformation in DCA too.
Thank you for the information. :)


Adam on November 1st, 2010 at 9:50 pm

hmmmm World of color meet up to see the new added TRON ENCORE???


Samina on November 1st, 2010 at 10:05 pm

I wish I could have seen this in person!!!! Has it become part of WOC permanently?


Amanda on November 1st, 2010 at 10:06 pm

The video above is only a fraction of the TRON part! Saw it Friday last Friday night at 9:00pm show and it was mind blowing. A whole new deminision added with lazers etching on screaming in background and the white lazer lights and live video projection! Bravo Disney, Bravo!! Finally got to see something new at Disneyland on it’s first day and first show! Can’t wait for future additions to the WOC!


Randall from GA on November 1st, 2010 at 10:50 pm

Sooo amazing!

I used to live in California.. I really need to go visit my family this Christmas so I can go check this out in person! World of Color is on my Disney to-do list


April on November 2nd, 2010 at 3:10 am

I think it looks pretty cool!

The ElecTRONica meet-up was so much fun! I didn’t know what to expect and once they opened the ropes to the Hollywood backlot and people swarmed in it was exciting! It definitely exceeded what I was expecting. My 15 year old and his friend loved it. I am anxious for the next meet-up.


Heather Hust Rivera on November 2nd, 2010 at 2:59 pm

Glad to hear it, April. Thank you.


Jim from MA on November 2nd, 2010 at 1:04 pm

This looks awesome!! Anyone know if there are any events happening at the Florida parks to celebrate TRON:LEGACY?


Jason on November 2nd, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Saw it last night, SOOOOO amazing! I’m so happy that they can add content to WoC so quickly, that bodes well for the future 😀


Dinah on November 2nd, 2010 at 3:33 pm

can’t wait to check out the new scene. i didn’t watch the first TRON, but with all the stuff you’ve been doing @ disney (elecTRONica and now this), i can’t wait for it to come out!


Josh on November 2nd, 2010 at 5:39 pm

Heather, this looks AMAZING!!! The ElecTRONica Meet Up was a blast and I cant wait to check out this new addition to the show! Its so cool to see something new added to the show already! I cant wait to see some more of our favorite Disney films making an appearance! 😀


Fred from CA on November 2nd, 2010 at 6:47 pm

I’d love to see Bolt be a part of World of Color someday. :)


Jared on November 2nd, 2010 at 9:04 pm

Hey Heather,

Had a great time at the meet-up! I was able to win tickets to the World of Color Red Carpet event though the Blog and was able to participate in the ElecTRONica meet-up and both have been an absolute blast. Maybe because of this new TRONcore, we can have another World of Color meet-up and have a panel discuss the new TRON addition. Just a thought. Have a magical day Heather. Cant wait til the next event.


Alonso on November 3rd, 2010 at 3:13 am

Looks amazing. Bravo to Steve Davison and the entire World of Color technical team. Thanks for making a spectacular show even better with these new additions!


Bryce on November 3rd, 2010 at 8:12 pm

This is so cool! Does this mean that there will be updates as seasons come and go?


Kyle from CA on November 5th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

That’s awesome.
So Heather, how does one become Manage of Social Media for Disneyland? Such like such an exciting and magical career.


William on November 6th, 2010 at 3:28 am

Will a soundtrack cd for WOC be released?


Amanda from CA on November 7th, 2010 at 2:36 pm

Saw this last night! Was sad not to have seen it the night of the Meet-Up for ElecTRONica but this was awesome! Most of the people were like .. uhh what’s going on! HA! I knew because I have been following it lately. I have dubbed it ” TRONcore” TRON + Encore :)


Mary on November 7th, 2010 at 6:37 pm

This looks so cool…45 years ago traveling to Athens,Greece, they had ‘Sound and lights’ on the Acropolis. Wow has that improved…(^~^)