Marvel-Themed Attractions At Hong Kong Disneyland

Last update: 02/04/2019

By Nur Hazirah Samsudar

KUALA LUMPUR, April 2 (Bernama) – Marvel fans, media and celebrities recently gathered for a sneak peak of the Marvel-themed attractions Ant-Man and The Wasp: Nano Battle! at the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort (HKDL).

HKDL Managing Director Stephanie Young said in a statement, “Marvel stories are deeply loved by guests from all around the world, and our markets especially resonate with these stories."

Actor Paul Rudd, who plays Ant-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe said, “I grew up going to Disney parks, and now to be part of an attraction at Hong Kong Disneyland is a dream come true.”
 “It’s so exciting to play a lead character and the first female super hero in a Marvel-themed attraction,” shared Evangeline Lilly. “I hope guests of all ages will be inspired by this experience – and have as much fun as we had making it!”

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said, "“It’s so exciting to see Ant-Man and The Wasp transition from the screen into an attraction at Hong Kong Disneyland. With this experience, we have the opportunity to immerse fans in their story in ways that we haven't been able to do in the films.”

A new Marvel character named Leslie Lam was created for this attraction. A Hong Kong native, Leslie is the Chief Engineer of the S.H.I.E.L.D. Science and Technology Pavilion who oversees all of the pavilion’s research and development. Leslie is played by Jessica Hsuan who is the first Hong Kong artiste to be invited to play a Marvel character.

Director of Ant-Man and its sequel Ant-Man and The Wasp, Peyton Reed said, "After directing two films with Ant-Man and The Wasp, it was so much fun to work with Walt Disney Imagineering to bring their story to life at Hong Kong Disneyland.

"This kind of experience is a completely different setting for these characters – we can play with their abilities and stories in all new ways,” he added.

Leveraging innovative technology, Ant-Man and The Wasp: Nano Battle! implements cinematic appeal into this captivating dimensional battle where everyone will be shrunk down to the size of an ant.

The ride features an original score by Christophe Beck, the composer for the Ant-Man movies, along with special visuals and sound effects that take the experience to the next level of immersion.