Iron Man Experience Coming To HKDL

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    Originally Posted By tonyanton

    I agree...kind of breaks the theme of the HK Tomorrowland...kind of like when Buzz Lightyear opened in Paris...
     
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    Originally Posted By dagobert

    >>>I agree...kind of breaks the theme of the HK Tomorrowland...kind of like when Buzz Lightyear opened in Paris...<<<

    Although I like the ride, I wish it would have never opened in Discoveryland. It would have been perfect for WDSP.
     
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    Originally Posted By FerretAfros

    >>IM takes place in the present.<<

    And Star Wars takes place "Long ago, in a galaxy far away", so it doesn't really fit either! : )

    Though I agree that Iron Man doesn't really fit the TL setting as nicely. Additionally, I'm a little concerned that it might have a little too much "real world" influence for a fantasy-based castle park. I realize that some attractions are based in real locations (Hall of Presidents, Pirates of the Caribbean), but typically they're not a 20 minute subway ride from the attraction's location
     
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    Originally Posted By friarthe

    It's all about location. Mainlanders ALL know Iron Man. They don't know Star Wars. Maybe that will change with Ep 7, but I doubt it. I told my students I'd seen Captain America 2 (which is open in HK but not here) and they all lit up.

    I'd rather get Star Tours 2, but Iron Man makes total sense.
     
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    Originally Posted By believe

    I think the mainlanders would love to see hong kong get destroyed with all the protests going on. And the locals would love to see some mainland cities get destroyed... sad but probably true.
     
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    Originally Posted By dagobert

    >>>I think the mainlanders would love to see hong kong get destroyed with all the protests going on. And the locals would love to see some mainland cities get destroyed... sad but probably true.<<<

    Is that because Hong Kong belonged to the British Crown until 1997?
     
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    Originally Posted By believe

    I'm guessing the locals are jealous of the mainlander's newfound wealth. Because in the past, locals would be the wealthy ones to show off in the mainland. Now the tables have turned.
    Of course there's more to it, but that's the bottom line.
     
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    Originally Posted By dagobert

    Some construction pictures:

    <a target="blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.parkjourney.com/disney-parks/iron-man-experience-update-from-hong-kong-disneyland">http://www.parkjourney.com/dis...sneyland</a>
     
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    Originally Posted By FerretAfros

    I'm surprised it sticks out into TL so much. I imagined it set back some more, keeping most of the old plaza between Buzz and Autopia. I wonder how much it will block the view of Buzz from the center of the land
     
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    Originally Posted By dagobert

    Update on the IM Experience. Nothing special, just a bunch of new construction pictures.

    <a target="blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://disneyandmore.blogspot.com/2016/01/hong-kong-disneyland-iron-man.html">http://disneyandmore.blogspot....man.html</a>
     
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    Originally Posted By oc_dean

    Just thumbing through posts I never read .. going back to 2013. Leemac wrote this:

    >><<Oh lord, are we still in denial about Tomorrowland? Ferret you know that Tomorrowland is just a hodge-podge dumping ground for anything that WDI thinks is remotely Sci-fi/futuristic. In fact, DL may have the only Tomorrowland with an attraction (Innoventions) actually showcasing real world technological advancements. And by technological advancements I mean the latest products from Best Buy and SkyMall.>>

    ACKM! COUGH .. COUGH!

    Now that Innoventions is this:

    <a target="blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/scalefit_630_noupscale/56620af01b0000520129f49b.png">http://img.huffingtonpost.com/...f49b.png</a>

    Doesn't that bring to mind an old adage. One involving .. the words "final nail in coffin?"

    Back on topic ... I appreciate the photos to see the progress on HKDL's Tomorrowland ... I can't get excited though.

    It's bad enough the Tomorrowlands around the world are now pretty officially dumping grounds for franchises only. Original ideas are dead! What makes it worse is the plot for the attraction. It's straight out of a Universal Studios park attraction. Disney use to be better than this. Not anymore.
     
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    Originally Posted By FerretAfros

    I'm also having a tough time getting excited for this. Between lazy name, dumb plot, and fast food-style architecture, I really can't find much of interest. I'm glad that it will be filling in the awkward dead spot between Buzz and Autopia, but there's really nothing about the attraction itself that appeals to me
     
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    Those are some ugly looking buildings. Do we really want this to happen to Disneyland's Tomorrowland?
     
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    They are bad, but they aren't any worse than what's in TL now in my opinion. Apparently WDI no longer has the ability to design "the future" on its own.
     
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    Honestly, I don't think the building looks that bad. In general HKDL's Tomorrowland looks really good compared to Tokyo, Anaheim and Orlando.
     
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    I had been wondering what happened to this project. It seems like it's been a very long time since we heard anything, even though construction was pretty far along more than a year ago

    I agree that HKDL's TL has pretty good architecture overall, though I'm not sure this building helps it any. It's bulky and boxy, unlike the flowing lines of the other buildings. Buzz never really matched the rest of the land, and this appears to take more architectural cues from that than anything else; though I'm not a fan of the new Buzz paint scheme

    I think the architecture of this building really highlights the priorities of this project: the store is by far the main focal point, to the extent that it blocks any meaningful view of the attraction entrance (and Buzz) from the rest of the land. The minimal signage tucked back in an otherwise dead-end alley seems to emphasize that this was built to move merchandise, rather than add to the park's line-up

    I also didn't realize until checking aerial images just now that the UFO Zone water play area inside the Autopia aerial section was removed last year to build a stage. It wasn't anything special, but it just shows how limited information is out of HKDL
     
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    I also have the feeling that we know more and get mor informations about SDL than about HKDL. Maybe because SDL is Iger's pet project.

    Yesterday the news over here reported that Universal is building a park in Peling for 6.4 billion Euros (about 7 billion Dollars). Wouldn't Universal's resort even more expensive than Disney's? Although it will not open before 2020, I think it will be more successful than Disney, because the attractions Universal offers appeal more to the Chinese. Until now Disney only works in the US.
     
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    They need a Jackie Chan dark ride.
     
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    I'm not sure if it was officially announced before, but I don't think Universal's park in Beijing has been a big secret. I think SDL ended up costing around 5-6billion USD, but it seems like there was a lot of questionable accounting involved with the project, so the actual number could be very different

    At the very least, SDL still seems to be missing that $800 million that Iger announced for "capacity improvements" a couple years ago. Given what I've heard about the project, it wouldn't surprise me if that money found itself in the pockets of various government officials, though of course there's no hard evidence to support that. Everything I've heard about Universal's Beijing project seems to be falling into similar traps (or worse) as SDL, so I definitely want to see how it ultimately turns out, and how much it really costs
     

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