Today, more than 1,000 guests, including government officials, fans, media and Marvel celebrities, including Ant-Man actor Paul Rudd (pictured above), gathered for a sneak peek of the new attraction.
In this high-tech, high-energy ride, guests can fight alongside Ant-Man and The Wasp as they are shrunk down to the size of an ant! Featuring a new Marvel story with the first Hong Kong-specific Marvel character, Leslie Lam, guests will join the battle against the evil artificial intelligence Arnim Zola and his army of Swarmbots.
It is the first attraction ever to feature Ant-Man and The Wasp, and is also the first-ever Marvel attraction in a Disney Park to feature a female Super Hero as a title character.
Ant-Man and The Wasp: Nano Battle! is the second Marvel-themed attraction at HKDL, continuing the park’s growth as an ultimate hub for Marvel Super Hero action in the region.
HKDL and Walt Disney Imagineering worked closely with Marvel Studios in the production of this new attraction. Director Peyton Reed and his production team lent their full support, while the stars of the film, Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly, joined the action by reprising their roles. As a result, guests will be immersed in a truly authentic Marvel experience.
During the battle, guests will receive comments from both Ant-Man and The Wasp. They may also catch some humorous local references by the two heroes. Be sure to keep a sharp eye out for hidden Marvel details — otherwise known as Easter eggs — during the ride.
There are 150 targets, shown in many different shapes and sizes, that provide guests different levels of gaming challenge. The D/AGR’s onboard computer keeps track of guests’ hits and accuracy, and the scores are accumulated and shown on the vehicle displays. Scores are awarded based on the number of target hits and the size of those targets. The smaller the target, the more it is worth. Extra points can be earned for finding secret combos and special sequences. Using their EMP Blasters, guests should try to shoot and disable as many Swarmbots as possible to help Ant-Man and The Wasp defeat Zola. They can also compete with their family and friends to see who can earn the highest score!
To make the attraction even more immersive, the Secure Storage Vault for Alien & Weapon Technology inside the S.H.I.E.L.D. pavilion showcases 14 types of artifacts and research items from Marvel movies, TV shows and comics. Some of these are unique and exclusively exhibited at HKDL.
The ride features an original score by Christophe Beck, the composer for the Ant-Man movies, along with special visuals and sound effects that take the experience to the next level of immersion.
Here’s a sneak preview of the attraction:
Officiating at today’s Launch Ceremony were Paul Chan, Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region; Eliza Lee, Permanent Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, the Hong Kong SAR Government; Stephanie Young, managing director of HKDL; and Bob Weis, president of Walt Disney Imagineering.
In addition to Rudd, other Marvel representatives on hand included Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios; Joe Quesada, Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment; Peyton Reed, director of Ant-Man and its sequel Ant-Man and The Wasp; Stephen Broussard, producer of Ant-Man and The Wasp; and renowned Hong Kong actress Jessica Hsuan (宣萱) who plays Leslie Lam, the Chief Engineer of the S.H.I.E.L.D. Science & Technology Pavilion, a new Marvel character created for this attraction.
Do you have plans to visit Hong Kong Disneyland to see this new attraction? Are you a HUGE Marvel fan? Let us know in the comments below!
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