Hong Kong Disneyland Expansion Brings New Marvel Area
Family Tourist Destination Includes Multiple New Attractions and Live Entertainment Experiences
Avengers Assemble! Disney has announced their expanding Hong Kong Disneyland with multiple new attractions and live entertainment experiences, including a Marvel-themed area, in a new expansion proposal.
The Iron Man Experience is set to open early January, with the epicenter of the Marvel Universe unfolding around the attraction into a themed area. Hong Kong Disneyland guests will have the opportunity to fight alongside Marvel Super Heroes!
Full details on the Hong Kong Disneyland expansion below after the jump.
Thousands took to Disneyland for the third annual event!
Thousand of runners descended on Disneyland Resort this past weekend of the Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend, November 10-13. Races included the Captain America 5K, Doctor Strange 10K, Avengers Half Marathon and kids races. Plus, runners tackled the Infinity Gauntlet Challenge by finishing the 10K and the Half Marathon!
Runners had the opportunity to pose with Super Heroes—including Black Widow, Captain America, Hawkeye, and Thor, Doctor Strange and Spider-Man—along the courses as Earth’s Mightiest Heroes urged them on. Additionally, cosplayers, military representatives, World War II re-enactor, local high school cheerleaders, bands, and more lined the path for encouragement.
Congratulations to all the participants in the Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend. Check out the gallery above for some of our favorite moments!
A new Marvel ride makes its debut at Disney California Adventure in summer 2017!
Today at San Diego Comic-Con, Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, announced to a packed house of fans that the Guardians of the Galaxy are coming to Disney California Adventure park!
Beginning summer 2017, the outrageous and irreverent gang will appear in Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! – a comically high-energy, rocking new adventure. Guests will be right in the mix with characters from the blockbuster “Guardians of the Galaxy“ films.
Deep inside his fortress-like collection, the mysterious Taneleer Tivan (aka The Collector) is displaying his newest acquisitions, the Guardians of the Galaxy. They are trapped in customized display cases, suspended over a vast abyss. Unbeknownst to their unscrupulous captor, the intrepid Rocket has escaped and is enlisting the Collector’s VIP guests for help. Guests board a gantry lift, which launches them into a chaotic and hilarious adventure as they join Rocket in an attempt to break his fellow Guardians out of captivity.
The new attraction will anchor a broader universe of Super Heroes that will grow over time at Disney California Adventure park. This exciting new presence will transform the structure currently housing The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ (scheduled to close in early 2017) into an epic new adventure, enhancing the breathtaking free fall sensation with all-new visual and audio effects to create a variety of ride experiences. Guests will experience multiple random, unique ride profiles in which the rise and fall of the gantry lift will rock to the beat of music inspired by the film’s popular soundtrack.
Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! opens summer 2017 at Disney California Adventure park. Stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog as we’ll bring you more details as the attraction develops as well as opportunities to celebrate The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ before it closes in early 2017.
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Captain America 75th Anniversary Tribute Statue
Get your first look and hear exciting new details!
In honor of Captain America’s 75th anniversary, Marvel (in association with Comicave) will be unveiling a 13-foot commemorative statue for the beloved super hero created by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon at San Diego Comic-Con –- and Marvel.com is excited to provide this sneak peak. For those of you in attendance, visit it live at the Marvel booth — #2329 — where fans can take photo ops on the show floor.
And for those not at SDCC, the commemorative statue will travel cross country to the Steve Roger’s hometown — Brooklyn, NY — where it will be on temporary display in the Children’s Corner of Prospect Park for two weeks. This will all kick off with a dedication ceremony and community event on August 10th from 1-3pm. That evening, a special viewing of the recent blockbuster film, Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War,” will take place in Prospect Park as part of the Brooklyn Borough’s “Movies Under the Stars” program.
After a half-month stop in Prospect Park, the Captain America statue will move to the plaza outside Barclays Center on Atlantic Avenue for September, during which exciting Marvel fan activations will take place. October through the remainder of the year, the statue will adorn the atrium of the soon-to-be opened “Beyond” flagship location in Industry City. There, fans of all ages will enjoy a special re-designed statue base, perfect for photos!
You can follow Captain America Statue’s cross-country journey route through photos on social media sites like Marvel and @StyledByMarvel on Instagram.
Captain America 75th Anniversary Tribute Statue
Ippudo & Marvel
New York's premiere ramen shop gets a Marvel makeover!
On Thursday, February 25and Friday, February 26, New York’s premiere ramen shop, Ippudo, located at 321 West 51st Street, will hold a special event spotlighting Marvel’s Super Heroes!
During this one-of-kind pop-up, Marvel Comics fans and noodle lovers alike can watch as some of Earth’s Mightest Heroes “team-up” inside Ippudo Westside’s secret second floor Ramen Bar, where Ramen Master Fumihiro Kanegae will serve his newest noodle creation, “The Avengers Interactive Ramen.”
Each customer lucky enough to score a seat will receive a special collaboration T-shirt designed by artist, Matt Waite, and each bowl of ramen will be served with beverages selected and paired by Chizuko Niikawa-Helton of Sake Discoveries. There will also be other surprises in store throughout each seating.
Marvel x Ippudo
“Everyone here at Marvel is thrilled that we’re able to collaborate with Ippudo on this unique event, one that spotlights the Marvel heroes in a way we’ve never seen before,” said Marvel’s Senior Vice President of Creative and Creator Development, C.B. Cebulski. “This special bowl of ramen that Kanegae-san has created is not only work of art in its own right, it’s truly tasty too!”
“As one of Marvel’s biggest fans, I could not be more excited to honor Marvel’s Avengers in the form of ramen. I’ve had to carefully consider each character’s powers and personalities in order to select the appropriate ingredients to blend in our bowls,” adds Fumihiro Kanegae. “Now, if only Marvel will lend me Iron Man’s armor to wear while cooking both nights!”
The event will be open to the public with a limit of 40 bowls of ramen per day. Seating will begin at 5:00pm on both days, and no reservations are accepted.