Hong Kong Disneyland announces opening of Ant-Man and The Wasp: Nano Battle!Published: January 14, 2019 / Last Updated: January 19, 2019 / By: Arvid Bux
Ant-Man and The Wasp: Nano Battle! will open on March 31, 2019. This was announced by Hong Kong Disneyland resort during a press event. It will be the world’s first attraction featuring Ant-Man and The Wasp, as well as the first Marvel-themed attraction featuring a female Super Hero as a lead character.
This new attraction will send guests on a critical mission with Ant-Man and The Wasp who have answered Iron Man’s call for support in defending Hong Kong against Hydra’s attack.
Join the adventure
Just like with the Tony Stark expo, this new ride will take place in Hong Kong. Guests visit the new S.H.I.E.L.D. Science and Technology Pavilion. While it seems like an ordinary visit, it will be soon interrupted by Hydra. Hydra has launched an attack on Hong Kong, not only trying to steal the Arc Reactor atop Star Tower in Kowloon, but also to infiltrate the S.H.I.E.L.D. Pavilion to steal a Data core which contains highly confidential information. For the attack on the S.H.I.E.L.D. Pavilion the artificial intelligence Arnim Zola has sent an army of Swarmbots
To stop the attack, Ant-Man and the Wasp need help, and that is where the guests who are currently in the pavilion can help. Guests will board one of S.H.I.E.L.D. ‘s newest combat vehicles, D/AGR, the Defense/Assault Ground Rover also known as The Dagger. Guests are than also issued an EMP blaster and will than engage in a battle alongside Ant-Man and The Wasp to defeat Zola and his Swarmbots.
Dale Sheehan, creative producer of the attraction from Walt Disney Imagineering, said “We are excited that this attraction continues the thrilling adventure from Iron Man Experience and elevates the Marvel experience at HKDL for fans in Hong Kong and from across the globe. Ant-Man and The Wasp are quickly emerging as a quirky, funny Super Hero duo and they are hugely popular in this part of the world. We can’t wait to take fans deeper into the action and humor of
the duo in this dimensional, interactive experience.”
Close partnership with Marvel to bring the Marvel Universe to life
Marvel has a universal appeal with guests and fans of all ages and genders. In 2018, four of the top 10 blockbusters with the highest all-time global box office were from Marvel. “Ant-Man and The Wasp,” the sequel to “Ant-Man,” also opened as the top grossing movie in multiple territories across Asia Pacific.
Bryan Thombs, creative director of the attraction from Walt Disney Imagineering, said “We partnered closely with Marvel Studios to transform the powerful cinematic appeal into an immersive battle experience. The movie director, leading actors, as well as the score composer of ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’ were all involved to make this possible.”
Created with classic Disney storytelling and close collaboration with Marvel, Ant-Man and The Wasp: Nano Battle! is a highly authentic and engaging Marvel experience. Director of “Ant-Man and The Wasp,” Peyton Reed and the movie production team were on board to film the media for the attraction; Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly, the stars of “Ant-Man and The Wasp,” joined the action by reprising their roles; and Christophe Beck, composer for the Ant-Man movies, also created the score for the attraction. 14 types of artefacts and research items from more than a dozen Marvel movies, TV show episodes and comics will also be on display, some of which will be exclusively exhibited at HKDL.
The immersive, media-rich storytelling is enhanced by cutting-edge scenic illusion technology and a state-of-the-art gaming system was used to create an exhilarating, interactive experience. The all-new EM Blasters deliver superb laser efficacy, accuracy and alignment, while targets of various sizes, difficulties and video effects create a complex, sophisticated game design that is both story-driven and challenging.