“The Grid. A digital frontier. I kept dreaming of a world I thought I’d never see. And then one day… I got in.”
Those words spoken by Kevin Flynn introduce “Tron: Legacy,” a film that has begged to be transformed into a Disney theme park ride since its 2010 release. When the new Test Track recently debuted at Walt Disney World, fans immediately saw extreme similarities between its new look and the digital aesthetic of “Tron: Legacy.” Though the ride still revolves around the notion of designing and testing cars, its visuals appear to present a different story, one of the Grid, light cycles, and a digital frontier – almost a “Tron” ride, but not quite.
I created a custom audio file to be enjoyed while riding Test Track at Epcot, an overlay of sorts to the ride experience, turning it into a Tron attraction through new music, sound effects, and dialogue from “Tron: Legacy” that synchronize perfectly with the ride’s visuals.
The video below depicts the enhanced experience, featuring a full ride on the new Test Track 2.0 at Epcot with the “Tron Track” audio, to create a story and experience fitting of the ride’s new digital aesthetic:
Video: TRON Track at Epcot – Custom audio for Test Track 2.0
But the experience goes far beyond this video.
Use the links below to download the full “Tron Track” audio file, then load it onto an MP3 player, bring it to Epcot, and listen via headphones while riding Test Track, transforming the attraction into the Tron ride it appears to be.
DOWNLOAD: “Tron Track” custom audio for Test Track 2.0 (MP3, 8.5mb)
For those who only want to add a bit of Daft Punk’s excellent “Tron: Legacy” soundtrack, I’ve also made a music-only version, still synchronized to the ride’s movements:
DOWNLOAD: “Tron Track” custom music for Test Track 2.0 (MP3, 8.5mb)
To properly synchronize this audio while riding, press play on the audio file after the seat belt check, immediately when your vehicle begins moving.
Provided that the ride doesn’t unexpectedly stop at any time, all audio should match what is seen while riding through. And for the best “Tron Track” experience, it’s recommended to listen at full volume to cover up the existing sound of the ride, which can be rather loud at times. In-ear headphones will work best, such as these.