Monday, November 26, 2018

HKDL Tomorrowland "Ant-Man and the Wasp Nano Battle" Attraction to Open March 2019, Soft-Opening May Happen Earlier

Sean, a faithful D&M reader, was visiting Hong Kong Disneyland yesterday and sent me these pictures last night of HKDL Tomorrowland Ant-Man and the Wasp attraction with this note:

"I noticed that the construction walls were down and exterior signage including the SHIELD logo and attraction sign is up at the new Ant Man and Wasp Nano Battle ride. A small sign out the front still says opening March 2019, however with the walls down there is every chance that technical rehearsals may begin soon!"

EDITING: Things are going quicker at Hong Kong Disneyland than at Disneyland Paris ( as we learned today that Phantom Manor re-opening had again a new delay and won't reopen before April 2019! ) and  since yesterday when Sean shot his pictures below, the full Ant-Man and the Wasp attraction facade has been revealed as you'll see on these pictures posted on Twitter by Hong Kong Main Street Gazette HERE.

First below, Sean pictures shot this Saturday:

And now, HKMSG pictures:

Normally it should be three months to wait before the opening of a new Marvel attraction, may be even less as i feel we can expect oft-openings probably as early in February if everything goes fine. But, wait, on the above picture of the Merch shop we can read "opening late December". Does it mean that the attraction could open late December? Not necessarily as this "late December" date is written on the merch shop and i remind you that the other merch shop next door opened weeks before the Iron Man ride, so it could be the same here.

Let's end with a first picture showing partly the night lighting, posted on Facebook by This is Mr B.

As for the ride itself - which keep the Omnimover system of the former Buzz Lightyear ride as well as the laser guns - some are saying that it will be a shooting arcade ride like Toy Story Mania but it's forgetting that the ride system is entirely different in TSM, not to mention that TSM vehicles stop a few seconds in front of each screen, something that is unlikely to happen here, using an Omnimover system.

Pictures: copyright D&M, Disney, Hong Kong Main Street Gazette

1 comment:

Tom said...

Waw, this looks very good! So much better than the Buzz Lightyear attraction exterior.

I also like that this is "part of" the Stark Expo!