He’ll be doing so in Hong Kong, of course, because that’s where Marvel’s first ride for a Disney park is being built. After hearing about it for ages, we finally have a good look at the Iron Man Experience — and it’s basically Star Tours but… well, Stark Tours.
Following three years of construction in Disneyland Hong Kong’s Tomorrowland section, the Iron Man Experience is due to open early next year. After being ushered through a queue dressed up to look like the latest version of Tony’s Stark Expo, visitors get on a giant, Iron-Man-coloured flying shuttle that is meant to take them to the new Stark Tower being built in Hong Kong… but that would be a bit boring for a ride, so giant robots show up to attack the city instead.
It’s a cool premise for the ride, even if it is basically a sort of Star Tours-esque attraction with a Marvel skin. But given Disney’s ownership of Marvel, it’s likely to be the first of many attractions featuring Earth’s mightiest heroes coming to Disney parks across the world. Presumably, we can expect to see the next few showing up in American and European Disney parks too.