Yes, Disneyland in California has a Hall of Armor, but the Hong Kong park’s getting a ride. By the sound of it, it’s a motion simulator/Star Tours-type deal.
Upon entering the ride vehicle our guests will be able to take flight with Iron Man on an epic adventure that not surprisingly pits Iron Man, and our guests, against the forces of evil. This adventure will take place in the streets and skies of Hong Kong, which will make an even more unique and special experience for our Hong Kong Disneyland guests. In addition, guests will be able to meet and take photos with Iron Man.
Iron Man will also be a character you can meet and greet, though he’ll presumably be less gropey and boozy than his movie counterpart.
They should also do a Mandarin ride, where they promise you a roller coaster, you wait two hours in line, and then you get to the end and it’s just the fucking spinning teacups.
Meanwhile, in comics, Tony Stark gets one of the weirder commercial crossovers ever as he teams up with…giant, sentient M&Ms in Iron Man costumes. Not kidding. Click the jump to see some artwork.
“When we started the project, our first challenge was figuring out how to logically get the M&M’S? characters into the Iron Man and Iron Patriot armors,” Marvel Assistant Editor/Project Manager Mark Basso says. “As we talked more with M&M’S?, and looking over the established M&M’S? ‘universe’ from the commercials, we realized that in their world, it’s not unusual for these talking candies to interact with regular people. From there, it was a small leap to have them interacting with the Marvel Universe cast. David took it from there and came up with a great script to flesh out the idea.”
I presume they all went and beat their heads against their desks repeatedly after this.