Marvel's Ant-Man is my second-favorite MCU feature film after Guardians of the Galaxy, showcasing Paul Rudd's pitch-perfect performance as Scott Lang/Ant-Man, a rollicking pace, eye-popping special effects and sly humor.
Disney continues to mine its 2012 acquisition of Marvel and a new E-Ticket ride based on director Peyton Reed's Ant-Man is the perfect choice for a spectacular theme park attraction. The House of Mouse is staying relatively quiet about its plans to develop a multimillion-dollar immersive experience starring the legendary shrinking (and super-sizing) superhero for its Hong Kong Disneyland, but perhaps not for long ...
Since it takes years for these things to materialize, I'm sure talented teams of Imagineers are already hard at work designing components and sequences for this wild ride ... and we've got a first peek at the concept art below via the Los Angeles Times, with Ant-Man apparently battling a killer swarm of robotic drones and guests joining in the targeting fun. It's due to replace Buzz Lightyear's Astro-Blasters in the Tomorrowland park.
This could harken back to the classic Monsanto's Adventure Thru Inner Space ride at Disneyland in the late '60s and '70s, where guests boarded an Atom-mobile to journey deep into the mighty microscope and began shrinking down to the size of a molecule. Those of us of a certain age can remember with mild terror the impression left at the end of the Tomorrowland attraction when a giant moving eyeball stared down at you from a microscope eyepiece.
With the Iron Man Experience simulator flying at Hong Kong Disneyland and Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout primed for launch in May where the old Tower of Terror once existed in Disney's California Adventure, this new Ant-Man attraction fits rights into the scheme of things as Imagineers keep finding ways to bring much more Marvel into the parks. We'll keep you updated as more details arrive.
What do you think of this new Ant-Man ride?