Disney’s New ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Ride Looks Amazing
As you wait with bated breath for the opening day of Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland and Walt Disney World, here’s a little something to tide you over: First footage of a brand-new Ant-Man and the Wasp ride that is set to open later this spring at Hong Kong Disneyland.
It’s a shame that it’s so far away for stateside Marvel zombies, because Hong Kong Disneyland has been the quickest to add superheroes to its assortment of attractions. It already has the first Iron Man ride, and now it’s getting Ant-Man and the Wasp. The idea of “Nano Battle!” is detailed in the video above. (If the overall attraction looks vaguely like the Buzz Lightyear shooting gallery ride at various Disney parks, that’s because they basically overlayed a new superhero theme on top of an old Buzz track).
Here’s how the Disney Parks Blog describes Nano Battle!’s story:
A seemingly ordinary visit is soon interrupted by Hydra attempting to steal the Arc Reactor atop Stark Tower in Kowloon, Hong Kong, while its artificial intelligence Arnim Zola sends an army of Swarmbots to the S.H.I.E.L.D. Pavilion to steal a Data Core with highly confidential information. As he battles Swarmbots in Kowloon, Iron Man calls in Ant-Man and The Wasp to defend the pavilion, because only they can shrink down to get between the bots’ armor to destroy them from the inside.
Here are a few more shots of the attraction and its exterior:
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Nano Battle! opens at Hong Kong Disneyland on March 31. Sort of a long way to go to pretend you’re an ant but it does look pretty fun.
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