iron man experience ride footage

The theme park rights to the Marvel characters became pretty complicated when Disney acquired the comic book giant back in 2009. After all, Universal Studios already held those rights and were still making use of them in their Orlando-based Islands of Adventure park. The short version goes something like this: Disney parks east of the Mississippi couldn’t (and at the time of this writing, still can’t) utilize most of the Marvel superhero stable…but everywhere else? Well, let’s just say that we’ve been keeping our eye on the Iron Man Experience attraction at Hong Kong Disneyland for some time now.

And wouldn’t you know it? Shortly before this simulator ride is set to officially open, footage of the whole thing has arrived online for anyone hoping to take a quick peek at what to expect.

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hong kong disneyland frozen

After years of construction and billions of dollars ($3.7 billion, to be exact), Shanghai Disneyland opened earlier this year, and it’s already looking like a huge success. Now, the Walt Disney Company can actually shift its focus to its myriad of other parks, many of which have been crying out for a little TLC for some time now.

While Disney parks all over the world are getting new attractions over the next few years, it looks like Hong Kong Disneyland will be getting the most love, with new lands centered around Marvel superheroes and Frozen, a live show based on Moana, and a brand new central castle.

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Iron Man Experience

First announced in 2013, the Iron Man Experience at Hong Kong Disneyland will be the first Marvel ride in any Disney theme park. At D23 today, Disney offered an exclusive never-before-seen look at the attraction, along with a host of brand-new details. Learn all about the Iron Man Experience after the jump. Read More »

The Marvel invasion of Disney Parks has begun, but it won’t happen on this continent. No, the first Disney-owned property to get a full-fledged Marvel themed world will be Hong Kong Disneyland. There’s no timeline on when it’ll happen or how extensive it’ll be, but the news was revealed Tuesday in a conference call discussing the park’s 2013-2014 budget. That suggests construction will happen this year or next. Read more below. Read More »