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    New concept arts revealed at D23 Expo in Tokyo. Pics courtesy of HKMSG!

    The SHIELD ride will feature not just Ant-Man but also the Wasp!
    Jul 1992: Disneyland Paris
    Apr 2006: Hong Kong Disneyland
    Jul 2010: Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure
    Mar 2011: Hong Kong Disneyland
    Jul 2013: Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea
    Sep 2013: Hong Kong Disneyland
    Jul 2014: Disney California Adventure


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      I like it. It's not too much, perfect clean design. (Another building similar to Iron Man Experience screaming for attention would be too much for me)
      Not sure about the queuing interior. Disney likes to show off movie props nowadays. I hope they kept at least 1 Animatronic (like previous Buzz one) in the queuing area. A pre-show similar to Rocket from Galaxy of the Guardians ride / or Albert pre-show of Mystic Manor would make it a much more interesting experience. (If they did, I bet it would be just a hologram video playing in loop of shrunken mini version of the Wasp or Ant on costs you know...please impress me with a full size Michael Douglas animatronic Disney...)

      Still not sure why they selected Ant Man and Wasp for Hong Kong. Maybe because Asians like heroes wrapped in metal armor and they could sell all these toy armor/weapons to kids? I can imagine that the add-on toy sale for the Hulk is quite difficult and they need to keep Captain America for America first.
      I guess we could see it as a positive feature because other Disney parks probably won't prefer to build another Ant-Man ride with so many heroes to choose from after the Fox purchase, so we might enjoy a few years of exclusivity out of this.

      Now that I think of it. I think it also has to do with the difficulty to cast the right Caucasian male and females to play these heroes in the Asian Disney Parks.
      You practically have to fly over the right CM from other Disney parks.
      With masked heroes, you can still cast an Asian under the mask.So this might explain a tiny bit why Thor, Hawkeye, Doctor Strange, Black Widow, Captain America won't be a permanent hero appearance in HKDL. (Ok, ignore this comment I know we have several Caucasian cm for the princesses in HKDL)

      Another thing..why does our rides always have to fight robots? We have big ones in the Iron Man Experience and now tiny ones in Ant Man...can we have 1 super villain please? Spiderman in Universal Osaka had been fighting a dozen of villains in 1 single ride. I hope Yellowjacket and/or Ghost makes a special appearance in the ride. (OK, again ignore my comment, there is a villain in this ride called Arnim Zola)
      This guy :

      Click image for larger version  Name:	Arnim Zola.jpg Views:	1 Size:	21.7 KB ID:	8547958
      (Clever choice Disney, an animated looped video projected to his chest would do the job already......)
      Last edited by hakjie11; 02-12-2018, 02:22 AM.