From Robin Trowbridge on the Disney Parks Blog:
The computerized civilization known as ElecTRONica is about to be deactivated! For its own cyber-survival, the portal to ElecTRONica will close April 15. Don’t miss your final opportunity to step into the Grid and experience the exciting nighttime world of Tron City before the ultimate “End of Line.”
Before ElecTRONica “shuts down,” you still have the power to celebrate and immerse yourself in the cyber world. Dance along with Programs and Sirens to the hottest music played by live DJs, be captivated by the amazing Laserman, and step back into the 80s at Flynn’s Arcade. All the entertainment and excitement awaits you nightly through April 15.
And ElecTRONica is about to get even more electrifying!
If you’ve been to one of the programs to enjoy the amazing dance crews that have entertained Tron City since ElecTRONica opened, then you won’t want to miss what’s coming up …TRON CITY’S DANCE CREW CHALLENGE!
Yes, get ready for a “Tron-A-Thon” of killer dance crew competitions! It all starts this Monday and Tuesday, March 19 and 20, and continues every weekend until April 15! Over the next month, eight fantastic dance crews will be competing against each other for the ultimate prize—the DISC-OBALL TROPHY!
Catch some of your favorite dance crews from past ElecTRONica performances and thrills to new dance crews hungry to show off their own power-charged moves. You’ll be able to text in your vote for your favorite crew. Your votes will determine which four teams will be invited to return for the fifth and final weekend where one dance crew will become the winner of TRON CITY’S DANCE CREW CHALLENGE!
To kick off the competition, our first two dance crews are set! Be there when TM Juniors take on Instant Noodles! That’s right, TM Juniors —the younger offshoots of the popular Team Millennia dance crew—is a powerhouse team of junior and senior high school students who bring their own unique talents and skills to the stage.
TM Juniors will be up against Instant Noodles—an exciting crew of dancers who all grew up in Taiwan. Fueled by music and creativity, they’ve earned even more fans with appearances on “America’s Best Dance Crew” and Disney Channel’s “Shake It Up.”
So come on! It all starts this Monday and Tuesday (March 19 and 20) when TM Juniors and Instant Noodles go “beat to beat” on the Backlot Stage for two days of intense competition!
Who will advance to the finals? Attend the live competition to learn how you can text in your vote for your favorite dance crew and decide who moves on! This week’s surviving dance crew will be announced via Twitter by @Disneyland on Wednesday, March 21!
So Programs, bring your identity discs and port into the mainframe before April 15 — ElecTRONica’s ultimate “End of Line.”
From Erin Glover on the Disney Parks Blog:
ElecTRONica is still powering up the nights at Disney California Adventure park into the spring, and soon guests will be able to experience an all-new nighttime family celebration when Mad T Party starts to stir up fun in summer 2012!
This psychedelic soiree will be filled with surprises and new takes on some familiar characters from the world of Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland.” Join us for a party like no other as you fall into the rabbit hole and land in a wild and whimsical world where up is down, this is that and nothing is what it seems. A live band, unique entertainment, fun-filled games and plenty of dancing all await guests seeking an escape into a bright and vivid alternate reality.
Throughout the Mad T Party, we will “tip our hats” to the world of Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” with wild and fabulous imagery and imagination. Familiar faces will be re-imagined in fresh, new ways, all combining to immerse guests in a captivating world that’s filled with exclusive signature foods, beverages and merchandise offerings.
So get ready to step through the rabbit hole and into Mad T Party at Disney California Adventure park, coming summer 2012!
And from the D23 website, more photos were released of this new hip dance party…
01.11.12 – Inspired by the world of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, the all-new nighttime family celebration will feature a live band, unique entertainment, fun-filled games, and plenty of dancing.
This psychedelic soiree will be filled with surprises and new takes on some familiar characters from the world of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.
Beginning summer 2012, Disney California Adventure park guests will fall into the rabbit hole and land in a wild and whimsical world at Mad T Party. Inspired by the world of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, the all-new nighttime family celebration will feature a live band, unique entertainment, fun-filled games, and plenty of dancing. Familiar faces from the story will be re-imagined in new ways to immerse guests in a captivating world that’s filled with exclusive signature foods, beverages, and merchandise offerings.
Get ready to step through the rabbit hole and into Mad T Party at Disney California Adventure.
And finally, The Disney Auditions Website has put out a casting call for the Mad T Party Band and with the posting we get a closer look at the cast costumes and a song list of songs that will be played at the Mad T Party.
Disney Parks Talent Casting is seeking Vocalists and Rock Instrumentalists to perform as a one-of-a-kind, five-piece band at The Mad T Party, a hip, trippy, psychedelic Mad nighttime party to be performed outdoors at Disney® California Adventure park. Guests are invited to “take a trip” down the rabbit hole as we tip our hats to Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. Live music, unique entertainment, games and dancing all await guests seeking an escape into a fantastic world.
Invitational callbacks will be held Saturday, February 11. Rehearsals are tentatively scheduled to begin early May; performances are tentatively scheduled to begin late May.
The Lead Vocalist/Host for this show is covered under the terms and conditions of a collective bargaining agreement with the American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA).
Seeking strong musical performers with outgoing personalities. If cast, wigs and costumes inspired by Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland will be provided.
LEAD VOCALIST/HOST: Male, charismatic front man with ability to excite and energize an audience, strong Pop/Rock lead singer with an affinity for, and experience in, singing classic rock material such as “Don’t Stop Believin’” (Journey), “Shout” (The Isley Brothers), “Hot Hot Hot” (Buster Poindexter), “We Will Rock You” (Queen), and more. Will also sing backup vocals.
- Please prepare 16 bars from one or two selections in the list below
- Must be at least 18 years of age to audition
- Bring a picture and résumé
I Gotta Feelin’ (Black Eyed Peas)
Sir Duke (Stevie Wonder)
Don’t Stop Believin’ (Journey)
Shout (The Isley Brothers)
Hot Hot Hot (Buster Poindexter)
We Will Rock You (Queen)
Please Don’t Stop The Music (Rhianna)
Locomotion (Little Eva)
Call Me (Blondie)
Get The Party Started (Pink)
Dancing Queen (ABBA)
American Woman (Lenny Kravitz)
Since ElecTRONica debuted last year, a few different dance group and different DJs have been in and out of the popular dance party. A new unique show is coming to ElecTRONica this Holiday season…
From Robin Trowbridge on the Disney Parks Blog:
TV audiences were blown away by the fame-turning appearance of iLuminate on “America’s Got Talent.”
Now see an exclusive, jaw-dropping performance with incredible lighting effects, eye-boggling illusions and amazing dancers – only at ElecTRONica!
Fifteen dates are scheduled to electrify your nights, including Christmas, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day!
- December 20-23, 2011
- December 25-27, 2011
- December 29-31, 2011
- January 1-2, 2012
- January 6-8, 2012
Schedule subject to change
Whether you caught this sensational combination of explosive dancers and the hottest, newest entertainment technology on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” “The American Music Awards” or Disneyland Grad Nites, iLuminate is charged up to take you on a roller-coaster ride of dance, music and lights!
iLuminate will perform two sets a night on the Hollywood Pictures Backlot Stage as part of an already full night of entertainment inside the Grid. Brighten up your holiday season with iLuminate, only at ElecTRONica at Disney California Adventure park!
Seem that Laserman has a few more tricks to show us this summer. From the Disney Parks Blog:
Attention Programs! A “Disney Soundsational Summer” is underway at the Disneyland Resort and an all-new Laserman show is coming to ElecTRONica at Disney California Adventure park! With new music, new lasers, and a few surprises, this exciting new show is set to captivate guests starting Friday, June 17.
Laserman has been a nightly “must see” ever since the portal to ElecTRONica opened. Inspired by the action-adventure film “TRON: Legacy,” his unique combination of talent and skill delivered breathtaking performances to audiences, night after night.
But be prepared to be blown away again! Laserman’s been hard at work, creating another visually stunning show to present an exciting battle between Man versus Technology.
So don’t miss the all-new Laserman show as he lights up the Grid of ElecTRONica nightly this summer, starting Friday, June 17.
From the Disney Parks Blog:
Grab your identity discs, Programs, because ElecTRONica will continue to power up at Disney California Adventure park through Spring 2012! Also, guests still have the chance to test their light cycle skills as the TRON: Evolution tournament continues as well. And don’t forget – now through June 14, tournament Grand Champions can take home “TRON: Legacy” on Blu-ray.
ElecTRONica features many unique experiences – guests can experience the stunning performance of Laserman, dance to electronic mixes spun by live DJs, enjoy unique food and beverages, play classic 80s arcade games at Flynn’s Arcade and immerse themselves in the world of “TRON: Legacy.”
So come step into the Grid at ElecTRONica now through Spring 2012!
From the Disney Parks Blog:
ElectTRONica is a nighttime celebration that features music, live performances and interactive experiences, and it has become the place to dance the night away. Inspired by the computer-world environment of “TRON: Legacy,” ElecTRONica comes to life each evening in the Hollywood Pictures Backlot. The Disney film “TRON: Legacy” debuted in theaters in December, 2010.
Special featured acts continue to keep the experience fresh. Here are some current highlights of the party:
- DJs keep the energy going with electronic party music while dancers costumed as “Sirens” and “Programs” from the movie rock out at locations throughout the party.
- Dance Crews, including “We Are Heroes,” the first female dance crew to win MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew,” bring their signature moves to the Backlot Stage on selected nights.
- Also appearing on the Backlot Stage is LASERMAN, demonstrating his unique talents and skill in a stunning performance that combines music, lights, and lasers.
- An amazing, full-scale model of a Light Cycle from the Disney film “TRON: Legacy.”
- A re-creation of Flynn’s Video Arcade, which was a key location in the “TRON: Legacy” adventure. Gamers shoot for the highest scores as they enjoy classic 1980s arcade games. For ElecTRONica, you can find Flynn’s at the back of the party, near End of Line club.
- Fun food items and glowing beverages.
Be a part of the action and enjoy a fun-filled night of games, music and dance as ElecTRONica electrifies the summer at Disney California Adventure park. Keep watching the Disney Parks Blog for updates on new performers.
If you were visiting ElecTRONica tonight, where would you head to first?
Max Guggenheim was at The Disneyland Resort yesterday and has some newsworthy photos to share with us. Photos include Fantasyland, the cast of Tangled, ElecTRONica, and much more…
Starting off in Disneyland, Filming taking place in Princess Fantasy Faire
DLNT Reporter Michael Wada was at Disneyland yesterday and has some photos to share with us. Photos include Sunshine Plaza, Duffy: The Disney Bear, ElecTRONica, and much more…
Starting off in DCA, What’s left of the right mural is covered up
From the Disney Parks Blog:
- The fun starts in Sunshine Plaza at 6 p.m. when music, video, projections and a dance party welcome guests (a.k.a. Programs) and prepare them to enter the world of “TRON: Legacy.”
- The second performance in Sunshine Plaza starts at 6:45 p.m., and following that, the portal will officially open and all aspects of ElecTRONica will be available, including Flynn’s Arcade, TRON: Legacy Exclusive 3-D Sneak Peek, End of Line club, face painting and the TRON: Evolution video game area.
- There’s a great line-up of DJs this weekend. DJ GiangStar will be spinning tonight; DJ Michael Paul will change things up Saturday night, and DJ Derek Dunbar will be heating things up on Sunday evening.
- This weekend you can see Laserman at 7:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For future dates, check the show guide for the schedule.
Curious to know what ElecTRONica looks like in action? Take a look at this video shot last night and hear what our cast members had to say.
Still want more details? Robin Trowbridge has been sharing a lot of information here on the Blog. Did you read these posts: First Look, Laserman, TRON: Legacy Exclusive 3-D Sneak Peek and Flynn’s Arcade?
What are you most looking forward to at ElecTRONica? Let us know if you’re entering the Grid tonight!
ElecTRONica opens tomorrow at 6:00 PM. Guests will be able to dance, drink, relax in a lounge, and play 1980′s video games??
From the Disney Parks Blog:
So, I posted a question last week: what do aliens, gorillas, and bugs all have in common? What if I asked what do Space Invaders, Donkey Kong, and Centipede all have in common? Would that help?
Well, peg those jeans, crimp that hair, and get ready to take a trip back to 1982. Because the answer to the question lies within the doors of Flynn’s Arcade. Yes, before you know it, you’ll be playing TRON and other classic 80s arcade games all night long!
Very soon, guests will have a chance to relive the days when PAC-MAN was king as our incredibly talented Imagineers at Walt Disney Imagineering have recreated Flynn’s Arcade from the upcoming film “TRON: Legacy” — exclusively for ElecTRONica at Disney California Adventure park.
Flynn’s Arcade, of course, was owned by Jeff Bridges’ character Kevin Flynn and was first seen in the original “TRON” film. Since Kevin Flynn’s disappearance in the late 80s, this fictional arcade has been boarded up and powered down…until now!
Here’s something else for you, since all the games in Flynn’s Arcade will require token use, we thought we would give you a look at how the game token went from concept and design…
to the actual token itself.
Pretty cool, huh? Once you get your token, you can use it or keep it. It’s up to you!
That’s all for now, but don’t forget ElecTRONica opens October 8 and runs Friday through Sunday this fall, and select holiday weeks from 6:00 p.m. to Park close, only at Disney California Adventure park. See you there!
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