ANAHEIM, Calif. -- On a recent Saturday night, I headed over to Disneyland's California Adventure park to experience a new nighttime party based on the upcoming Disney movie "Tron: Legacy."

The party takes over the Hollywood Pictures Backlot area, where Tron images are projected onto the buildings and a futuristic stage and dance floor plays host to a disc jockey spinning dance music and dancers in Tron-themed costumes.

There's Flynn's Video Arcade, which has classic 1980s games such as Centipede and Donkey Kong, and a 10-minute sneak peek of the film is shown in the Muppet Vision 3D Theatre.

Adding to the futuristic, dance club environment are glow-in-the-dark alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages that are sold throughout Elec-"Tron"-ica, as the party's been dubbed.

Having grown up not far from Disneyland, I held an annual pass throughout high school and would go to Disneyland on weekend nights to dance to a cover band that played in Tomorrowland.

Electronica is a rather sophisticated improvement over my teen experience (not that the band's rendition of "Brick House" was anything but spectacular).

Part of Disneyland's ongoing efforts to revitalize both California Adventure and the nighttime entertainment options at the Disneyland Resort, Electronica successfully hypes the much-anticipated "Tron" sequel while providing an innovative nighttime alternative for park-going teens and young adults who want to dance or play vintage arcade games.

Electronica takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights and nightly during the Christmas vacation period, Dec. 17 to Jan. 2. It is expected run through mid-to-late April.

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