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Thu, 18 April 2019

Hong Kong Disneyland Opens Ant-Man and The Wasp: Nano Battle!

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort (HKDL) has expanded its already impressive portfolio of attractions with the recent opening of Ant-Man and The Wasp: Nano Battle!

The new Marvel attraction is the world’s first to feature Ant-Man and The Wasp, as well as the first Marvel-themed attraction featuring a female Super Hero as a lead character.

Ant-Man and The Wasp: Nano Battle! expands HKDL’s Iron Man Experience, which has been consistently rated as the park’s most popular attraction since opening in 2017.

 The Nano Battle sends 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.

From left to right: Bryan Thombs, senior creative director of Ant-Man and The Wasp: Nano Battle! from Walt Disney Imagineering with Dale Sheehan, creative producer of Ant-Man and The Wasp: Nano Battle! from Walt Disney Imagineering. Click to enlarge.

The interactive adventure begins with a visit to the S.H.I.E.L.D. Science and Technology Pavilion, a newly opened facility at Stark Expo in Tomorrowland, set up to showcase S.H.I.E.L.D.’s latest technological developments. The seemingly ordinary visit is soon interrupted by Hydra, who has initiated a two-pronged attack in Hong Kong. Hydra not only is attempting to steal the Arc Reactor atop Stark Tower in Kowloon, Hong Kong, but its artificial intelligence Arnim Zola has sent an army of Swarmbots to infiltrate the S.H.I.E.L.D. Pavilion in order to steal a Data Core that contains highly confidential information.

As he battles Swarmbots in Kowloon, Iron Man calls in Ant-Man and The Wasp to defend the pavilion, because only they can shrink down to get between the bots’ armor to destroy them from the inside. But with thousands of bots and only two of them, Ant-Man and The Wasp will need help. Guests at the pavilion are called into action. Aboard one of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s newest combat vehicles, D/AGR, the Defense/Assault Ground Rover (aka “the Dagger”), guests are issued an EMP Blaster and 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.”

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. A total of 14 types of artefacts and research items from more than a dozen Marvel movies, TV show episodes and comics are also on display, some of which are exclusive to HKDL.

HKDL’s multi-year expansion plan includes many more exciting developments, some of which are outlined in the exclusive FHD video and podcast interview below.

Hong Kong Disneyland - Interview with Edward Goh, VP of Commercial Strategy

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