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11 Dec 2018

Ant-Man leads the way as Disney unveils future Marvel additions for its parks

Disney has unveiled a new interactive attraction based on its Ant-Man IP, with a raft of other Marvel super-hero experiences lined up for the operator's parks worldwide in the coming years.

Called 'Ant-Man and The Wasp: Nano Battle!', the new ride will open at Hong Kong Disneyland in March 2019. The attraction will allow visitors to join the heroes in a fight against Arnim Zola and his army of Hydra Swarm-bots, with Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly – stars of the Ant-Man films – making an appearance.

In addition to unveiling the new attraction, Disney also revealed that new Marvel super-hero experiences are also soon to be launched at both its California Adventure park and at Disneyland Paris.

There are a number of existing Marvel experiences at Disney's parks. In Hong Kong, the park already features its Iron Man Experience, which was its first Marvel-themed ride, and will have an entire Marvel-themed area open to guests when the resort’s expansion is complete in 2023.

In addition, last year in California, Marvel opened its Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout ride. In Paris, guests will soon encounter heroes “in new and exciting ways”, from the “mystic arts of Doctor Strange to the gravity-defying feats of Spider-Man”. Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Captain America are also among the superheroes expected to "leap into action on a moment’s notice".

"We're collaborating closely with our partners across Studios and Entertainment to create exciting experiences and attractions where you can join your favourite superheroes at Disney Parks and Resorts," said Scot Drake, creative executive for the Marvel Global Portfolio at Walt Disney Imagineering.

"Together, we are expanding this epic story universe in a way that, for the first time ever, will allow you to take on an active role alongside these superheroes."

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