The Walt Disney Company is used to dealing with stunning successes, but so far, the Hong Kong Disneyland theme park has been something of a disappointment. The park’s attendance numbers aren’t as high as Disney execs would like, so in order to give the park a slight boost, they’re turning to some superheroes to help save the day.
Hong Kong Disneyland’s Tomorrowland section is being transformed into a mini Marvel land with attractions based on the cinematic versions of Marvel comics characters. Now we have a new look at an Ant-Man ride that will feature stars Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly. Find out the name of the new attraction below, and watch a quick teaser with a few pieces of concept art and interviews with the stars.
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Posted on Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
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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Posted on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 by Jacob Hall
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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Posted on Saturday, August 15th, 2015 by Angie Han
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 »