Iron Man & Friends are Packing Up to Hit Hong Kong's Disneyland
February 28, 2013 at 2:04 PM
Marvel’s superheroes are about to descend on Hong Kong. Disney has just announced they will soon begin building the first ever Marvel “Themed Area” within their Hong Kong Disneyland Park.
The plan isn't a total surprise to comic fans. Disney has been open about the fact that they've planned to introduce more Marvel elements into their theme parks since they acquired the company in 2009. It also makes sense to launch the new enterprise in Hong Kong since it will be a big draw to tourists visiting from the mainland.
The Marvel-themed area is expected to be completed by 2017 and may be followed by the introduction of Marvel rides at Disneyland in California. But, don't except to see Iron Man and his friends in Florida. Disney is prohibited from bringing Marvel to Walt Disney World by a licensing agreement with Universal.