New Construction Photos from Disney's Iron Man Experience
Who is ready for the Iron Man Experience
Reader Brandon submitted a construction photo of the Disney's first Marvel-themed ride, now under construction at Hong Kong Disneyland.
Utilizing a Star Tours-type motion simulator, Iron Man Experience will take riders on a flight around Hong Kong, as their trip to the Stark Expo is interrupted by Hydra attempting to steal the world's largest arc reactor.
Concept art courtesy Disney
The ride is expected to open sometime next year.
Bob Chapek announced that it will open in late May 2016.
I was at Hong Kong recently, and essentially this ride is using the same system as Star Tours ride .... it's not interactive in the visual/physical way as Spiderman/Transformers is.
I bet it's going to be awesome. Every resort has a Star Tours-type ride and it's cool Hong Kong went different with Iron Man. I wonder if Robert Downey Jr will be involved?
To be honest, i think the ride system of Star Tours is old school compared to the structure of Transformers and Spiderman - which combine the motion simulation aspects with a physical ride to boot.
Star tours is Old Technology!!! Unlike Spiderman, and Transformers!
Wow. Five comments in and this thread is already overrun with snotty Universal fanboys. I mean, really,
I'm by no means a Universal fan boy. The technology employed for Star Tours, was slightly modified a few years ago - but it's essentially still the same ride that was built in the 80s. You are in an enclosed space, and you have the screen upfront - that structure has remained the same. My point being is rides have pushed boundaries since Star Tours came about - when you go outside the room with a screen it, to make it a more all round encompassing ride. Spiderman, Transformers, are just a few examples that have pushed the boundary of the motion simulator.
Yeah, I hear ya, but I wasn't specifically talking about you. I was talking about people like the one I specifically quoted. Who seem to think that just because a ride is inferior to a ride in another park that it's just not worth a crap. I mean, I think Rock'n Rollercoaster is better than Rip Ride Rockit, but I'd never pass up a chance to ride Rip Ride Rockit. And even if it uses the same ride system as Star Tours, they could still probably throw in some on-ride effects to offer something different (key word: probably). And lastly, while I do really like Transformers, it didn't really push any boundaries as it copied all of Spider-Man's tech.
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