After a three-year wait, Hong Kong Disneyland will launch a ride set to be one of its most exciting—the Iron Man Experience. Slated to open on January 11, 2017, it will be Disney Parks’ first Marvel-themed ride, and to give it a local flavor, the new ride-through attraction will feature a story based in Hong Kong.
The Iron Man Experience will be housed in a zone called Stark Expo. According to our friends from Hong Kong Disneyland:
The eminent innovator and pioneer, Tony Stark has selected Tomorrowland in Hong Kong Disneyland to host Stark Expo, where he will show off his latest high-tech creations in various exhibition halls – the Hall of Legacy, the Hall of Protection, the Hall of Energy and the Hall of Mobility. Guests will be among the first to explore Tony Stark’s latest innovations up close and fly in a gravity defying Iron Wing flight vehicle in Iron Man Experience. He has also made Hong Kong the Asia headquarters of Stark Industries hereafter.
The park has spent over three years to design and create Iron Man Experience – complete with flight simulators, 3-D projection, surround sound and other special effects that immerse guests in the Marvel story of a battle with the evil forces of Hydra.
For the first time, the park has integrated strong Hong Kong elements into a park attraction by using Hong Kong and its skyline for the flythrough ride. After putting on a pair of StarkVision glasses and taking off on Stark Industries’ special Expo-edition Iron Wing, guests will make their way to the Hong Kong Stark Tower powered by the arc reactor and whizz alongside Iron Man through streets that resemble those in West Kowloon and downtown, and fly over iconic Hong Kong landmarks like Tsing Ma Bridge, Victoria Harbour and the city’s pristine mountain ranges.
And to make the run up to the unveiling of Iron Man Experience and Stark Expo even more exciting, Hong Kong Disneyland has come up with a handful of Iron Man-themed experiences.
For one, the brand-new Expo Shop is already opened, featuring a tantalizing range of 70-plus Hong Kong Disneyland exclusive Iron Man merchandise items and more than 250 items of Marvel-themed memorabilia. There, guests can also try on Iron Man’s armor suit in the interactive game Become Iron Man at The Stark Expo, which features motion-sensing technology.
The park and hotel restaurants have also prepared more than 25 Iron Man-themed food and beverage, including waffles and desserts at the Chef Mickey Buffet.
On the other hand, the Iron Man Tech Showcase presented by Stark Industries features various Iron Man armor suits. There, Iron Man also make appearances to greet and interact with his guests.
SNEAK PREVIEW OPPORTUNITY
Starting December 23, 2016 until January 8, 2017, lucky guests staying at Hong Kong Disneyland’s two hotels will get a sneak preview of the Iron Man Experience. Priority admission passes will be handed out to hotel guests according to the number of guests staying in a room (up to a maximum of four per room).