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New Marvel dark ride to replace Buzz Lightyear Astro-Blasters at Hong Kong Disneyland, concept art features Ant-Man

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Hong Kong Disneyland is committing to its Marvel expansion in a big way. With its Iron Man Experience attraction already having opened last month, the park is now prepping for its next major Marvel overhaul.

Buzz Lightyear Astro-Blasters will be getting a complete reskin as a Marvel-themed dark ride, and today Disney revealed the first concept art for the new attraction via the Los Angeles Times. It looks as though guests will get shrunk down to the size of an ant (or the size of Ant-Man, rather) as part of the interactive experience.

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Image Copyright Disney

No word yet on when Tomorrowland’s Marvel re-theme will be complete, but it’s part of a planned six-year growth period for the park, which will also include an E-ticket “Avengers” attraction taking over the footprint of Autopia.

Be sure to visit Hong Kong Disneyland Resort’s official website for more information on the park.

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3 Comments

  1. Ken Hutchinson

    I assume that Buzz is safe at WDW in Florida? With what they are doing with Stitch I wonder what WDW’s long term plans for that area are.

  2. Garaan

    Given that WDW is getting an entire Toy Story -land- very soon (well, by themepark standards), I wouldn’t be at all surprised that this is the shadow of the end for it elsewhere in the park. It may hang on at Disneyland, but in related context, I’m not sure that their Star Tours will last for another ten years. Oh, I don’t think they’re going to just rip it out the instant the paint dries on the new land, but once people are used to the new areas, the old rides that are in the ‘wrong location’ can safely be phased out without people feeling like they’re losing the representation of the franchise.

    1. Garaan

      I also have to say, the tech behind Astro Blasters, and even Star Tours, has become kind of outdated (Knotts’ Iron Reef is more interactive than AB!) and so there’s probably more than a few folks that want to keep Tomorrowland a little closer to tomorrow with more cutting-edge tech in their rides.

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