Officially being announced on the Disney Parks blog today (should be later in the morning), Hong Kong Disneyland will be the first park to receive an official Marvel-based ride, Marvel’s Iron Man Experience. The attraction is set to debut in late 2016. Bound to be immensely popular since part of IM3 was filmed in China and a specific cut was shown in the region, this will only further strengthen Disney’s expanding relationship with China. Below is an excerpt of what Tom Staggs, chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, will announce later today:
Audiences around the world have been captivated by the amazing inventions and innovations of Tony Stark and we’re basing this experience within a piece of the Stark Expo. Located in Tomorrowland at Hong Kong Disneyland, the Expo will allow guests to see firsthand the progression of Tony’s Iron Man suits and many other Stark innovations.
Upon entering the ride vehicle our guests will be able to take flight with Iron Man on an epic adventure that not surprisingly pits Iron Man, and our guests, against the forces of evil. This adventure will take place in the streets and skies of Hong Kong, which will make an even more unique and special experience for our Hong Kong Disneyland guests. In addition, guests will be able to meet and take photos with Iron Man.
H/T to Inside the Magic for the news.
So, when are we going to Hong Kong?