Readers' Opinions

From 71.180.14.50 on October 7, 2013 at 11:15 PM
Good lord, two years? Better be awesome. :P
From Richard Faraci on October 8, 2013 at 12:17 AM
I wish they were able to use the KUKA arm for this, the star tours vehicle doesn't seem like the right choice for this attraction but I guess we'll find out.
From Json Son on October 8, 2013 at 2:34 AM
Kuka Arm would be snazzy .
Despite the concept art, I'm betting they don't go the simulator route.
A centrifuge, mission space type thing would be the way I go about it.
I would also make it a shooter and replace the guns with an arm blaster thing.

Hong Kong Disneyland is such an underrated park. I'm glad it's getting this.

From 98.228.182.112 on October 8, 2013 at 5:10 AM
It's not so much that I'm mad about them getting this. It's just another reason to go to this really beautiful theme park in Hong Kong. I'm just really pissed off at the fact that this will be open before any of WDW new projects such as Avatar and Star Wars expansion. Idk about Disney World anymore folks. Anytime I'm in central Florida these days I do Universal Orlando Typhoon Lagoon and maybe a day at Busch. That makes for one very amazing trip.
From 166.147.104.172 on October 8, 2013 at 5:59 AM
Ummmmm Robert!!!! Is that a star speeder I see in the background? They do not have a Star Tours ride
From 108.185.33.32 on October 8, 2013 at 8:30 AM
Totally looks like a Star Speeder. Lame! Look at the other concept art. It appears to be just a motion simulator redux of Star Tours.
From James Trexen on October 8, 2013 at 9:12 AM
Well, I see the artwork confirms a Star Tours type ride. Fine by me, I'm probably not going to Hong Kong for a while.
From 207.141.164.105 on October 8, 2013 at 9:32 AM
From the sounds and looks of it this ride appears to be nothing more than a retheming of star tours, new rife film, swap out Star Wars characters with Iron Man characters and u got a "new ride", my question is why does it take Disney SO long to build a new attraction? Universal would announce this and have it up a running a year later.
From Anon Mouse on October 8, 2013 at 9:54 AM
It sounds underwhelming if it will be a Star Tours type ride. Star Tours II didn't do much for me. I outgrew the concept.

Hong Kong Disneyland is a nice park. The layout is very much like the Anaheim version with the same castle.

From James Rao on October 8, 2013 at 10:20 AM
Definitely a step in the right direction - getting Marvel going at the Disney parks is a big deal. Maybe this news is the beginning of a cavalcade of Disney attraction announcements.

Also, for a park without a Star Tours ride, using a tried and true (and very fun) concept for an Iron Man ride is a terrific idea. I have no problem with the decision. Plus the random elements of Star Tours II should allow for plenty of cool Marvel villains to be part of the show.

From Annette Forrest on October 8, 2013 at 10:22 AM
I still don't know what the big deal about Iron Man is. I think the read and gold look kind of silly. It's a stretch, but the "Stark Industries Expo" does fit in with Tomorrowland though.
From 74.100.45.175 on October 8, 2013 at 12:01 PM
Why Hong Kong and not Anaheim or Orlando?
From Russell Meyer on October 8, 2013 at 12:41 PM
I agree that the time it takes Disney to get attractions up and running is pretty ridiculous. If the attraction is being announced now, along with concept art, that means it has been in development for at least a year or longer. It's going to take THREE YEARS before it opens, in a country that has very lax labor laws. Universal designed and built a ride in less than 2 years (Transformers), yet Disney is taking twice as long, and doesn't appear to be making a technological advancement with this attraction. Disney needs to get their act together, and speed up their development, or they're going to get left in the dust.
From Aaron McMahon on October 8, 2013 at 7:25 PM
If your going to do an Iron Man ride, it should be able to fly around with Iron Man inn some sort of "suit" (whether using Kuka arms or Vekoma's Pandora's Box). The simulator works for Star Tours because there were flying space crafts in Star Wars. There certainly weren't any in any of the Iron Man movies (save it for Guardians of the Galaxy).
From 24.127.233.152 on October 9, 2013 at 1:47 PM
If I was going to design the Iron Man ride, I would make it a flying/laying down roller coaster. Have it be indoor and outdoor. The story would be Iron man needs you to test out his new suits or something like that. While laying down you could be flying parallel to a screen that shows Iron man flying beneath you. Just an idea, probably not economically feasible though.
From 76.29.145.95 on October 10, 2013 at 9:39 AM
It does seem like this will be a Star Tours type ride, although it could be more like a Spiderman/Transformers.

I've always thought a version of the Mission: Space ride system would be the best way to do an Iron Man ride. The individual little screens, with the Infinity-Viz technology would be so perfect. Each person has their own screen, really making each person feel like they're in their own Iron Man suit. The storyline would work because we know Stark now has many, many suits in his collection. Also, the screen from Mission: Space seems like it would most accurately replicate what Tony Stark sees from his mask. And no ride has ever captured a more realistic replication of the sensation of space flight than Mission: Space. The only change I would make with the system would be to have the Guests laying down and facing forward, as opposed to sitting and looking up at the screen like on Mission: Space.

From Jaiden Cohen on October 11, 2013 at 3:28 PM
What about marvel superhero island at IOA. Please don't let spider man and hulk go!