Disney has finally taken a much anticipated step: it’s announced the first theme park ride from a Marvel franchise for Hong Kong Disneyland. Behold, the Iron Man Experience. Though they displayed Tony Stark’s Hall of Armor at Disneyland earlier this year, that was just a walk through. The Iron Man Experience is set to open in late 2016, and it’s an honest to goodness ride – a thrill ride, even. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs explains what the ride will be like:
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.
I think a ride that takes you as Iron Man’s wing-person is a smart idea. They have plenty of options for villains and other heroes could make appearances (just speculating). Hopefully more Marvel rides make it into Disney parks soon!
Check out a few more pictures, including concept art, after the break.
(via Inside the Magic)