Hong Kong (October 7, 2013) — Disney Parks Chairman Tom Staggs today announced a new attraction – The Iron Man Experience – for Hong Kong Disneyland’s Tomorrowland. The new attraction will feature a next-gen simulator ride based on Star Tours technology and a Stark Expo featuring a larger clone of Disneyland’s Hall of Armor, along with other attractions.
Inside The Magic posted an advance copy of Staggs’ statement about the new attraction on the Disney Parks Blog:
As I’ve often said, one of the greatest things about Disney is the treasure trove of characters and rich stories we have to draw upon for the immersive experiences we provide our guests around the world. With Marvel joining the Disney family in 2009, our character and story base grew even further, and the anticipation for how Marvel comes to life in our parks and resorts continues to energize our guests and Cast.
That’s why it was so exciting earlier today at Hong Kong Disneyland to announce that the very first Disney attraction based on a Marvel character experience will debut in Hong Kong Disneyland. And I’m excited to be able to share some of the initial details with you today about this Iron Man Experience.
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.
It’s obviously no secret that Marvel’s Iron Man movies are immensely popular, and we expect this experience will emulate the success of our most recent expansion – Toy Story Land, Grizzly Gulch and Mystic Point – all of which have been huge hits with our guests.
We are extremely confident in and committed to the continued growth and success of Hong Kong Disneyland. I’m excited to see Iron Man become a part of that success when we welcome guests to the attraction in late 2016.
The New York Times reports: The Iron Man Experience, which analysts say will cost at least $100 million, will be Disney’s first ride based on Marvel. Disney bought the comic book company for about $4 billion in 2009.
NOTE: THIS ARTICLE WILL CONTINUE TO BE UPDATED AS FURTHER INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE
Comments Off on Michael Moriarty to take reins of Hong Kong Disney as new Managing Director during park’s 15th anniversary celebration
Comments Off on Theme park storytelling
Comments Off on Hong Kong Disneyland reopening September 25
Comments Off on Government not to extend Hong Kong Disneyland option for purchasing expansion property
Mar 03, 2021 Comments Off on Wärtsilä divests its entertainment division
Mar 03, 2021 Comments Off on San Diego Zoo Global evolves into San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance
Mar 01, 2021 Comments Off on LEGOLAND Florida Resort to open separately ticketed Peppa Pig theme park
Mar 01, 2021 Comments Off on Diamond Balloon combines aerial digital advertising with high impact tourism attraction
Feb 16, 2021 Comments Off on Eleventh Hour seeks Technical Proposal Writer/Manager for entertainment company clientThe position is ideal for a technical proposal writer who...
Feb 16, 2021 Comments Off on Little Canada seeks Visual Arts SpecialistLittle Canada is a highly detailed and animated journey...
Feb 15, 2021 Comments Off on Scenario seeks LA-based safety managerThe main office/shop located in San Fernando with various...
Feb 10, 2021 Comments Off on Steelman Partners and Gensler designing 75 hectare resort near Angkor WatThe initial phase is expected to be completed by 2025 at an...
Feb 03, 2021 Comments Off on Walt Disney Imagineering seeks Business Planning and Operations ExecutiveThe Director will lead financial planning and tracking and...