race through new york

In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • Universal Studios’ Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon will open in April.
  • Walt Disney World’s newest water ride has a new name and opening date.
  • The Iron Man Experience ride has officially opened in Hong Kong Disneyland.
  • Knott’s Berry Farm is planning to auction off hundreds of items from its history.
  • New photos show off the construction progress of Star Wars Land in Disneyland.
  • LEGOLAND’s new Ninjago ride has opened.
  • SeaWorld is building a new roller coaster for 2018.
  • And more!

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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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iron man ride

While the theme park rights to the Marvel superheroes continue to prove complicated in the United States, the first Marvel-themed Disney attraction is finally set to open its doors at Hong Kong Disneyland early next year.

That ride is Iron Man Experience, an attraction that will invite guests to take flight with the iconic Avenger through a storyline where surely nothing will go wrong. A new promotional video has arrived to further tease the project and in addition to the talking heads of people who actually worked on the ride, they broke out Stan Lee for the occasion.

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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 »

Iron Man Experience Disney

The first Marvel-themed thrill ride at a Disney park has officially been announced, and it’s coming to Hong Kong Disneyland. The Iron Man Experience will open in 2016 and will be a high-tech simulator that puts the rider into Tony Stark’s suit as he flies around the streets of Hong Kong, battling enemies. That’s a piece of concept art above; see more below. Read More »

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