Hong Kong Disneyland Getting Iron Man Ride In 2016
One of the questions people asked when Disney acquired Marvel back in 2009 was how Marvel’s characters would be represented at the company’s many, many theme parks. Now we have an idea.
The Iron Man Experience, a ride that promises enable guests on “take flight with Iron Man on an epic adventure,” will open at Tomorrowland at Hong Kong Disneyland in late 2016, the DisneyParks Blog announced.
“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,” according to Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs. “In addition, guests will be able to meet and take photos with Iron Man.”
The ride will also give guests the chance to see all of Tony Stark’s Iron Man suits.
Does this mean similar attractions based on Marvel movies are coming to Disney’s parks in the United States or Europe? Staggs doesn’t say either way, and it could turn out to be a bit slippery. Islands of Adventure at Universal Studios in Orlando has the theme-park rights to several Marvel characters, and has a lock on them for several years to come.
It may be that if you want to go on a Marvel ride at a Disney theme park, Hong Kong will be the destination.