Who said I wasn’t Marvel crazy? lol I’m so excited about the new Iron Man 3 coming out and now Disney’s oldest cruise ship that started back in 1998 is getting a Marvel makeover and even more!
(Photo: Disney Cruise Line)
There’s going to be a new Magic ride, called AquaDunk, which is a waterslide three decks high that sends riders on a drop through a translucent tube that extends 20 feet over the side of the ship. A water playground and pool called AquaLab will be added and a splash zone for infants and toddlers, using Donald Duck’s fun loving nephews as a character theme.
Now, the best part is the new Marvel’s Avengers Academy designed for both boys and girls to inspire them to become superhero recruits and go on missions for the academy– the academy will use characters from the Marvel brand and feature games, programming, and equipment seen from superhero films.
Marvel’s Avengers Academy (Photo: Disney Cruise Line)
Disney’s newest ships, the Dream and Fantasy have play areas called Andy’s Room themed on “Toy Story,” and the Magic will get one too, with oversized furniture, a human-sized Mr. Potato Head and a Slinky slide..
Stateroom changes will allow storage underneath beds and bedrooms can be closed off from the rest of the cabin. A new piano lounge and a new Irish pub and sports bar will be added. A Brazil-themed family dining area called Carioca’s will replace a Caribbean-themed restaurant called Parrot Cay. Animator’s Palate restaurant is also getting a technological revamp.
Animator’s Palate restaurant makeover plan for Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Magic (Photo: Disney Cruise Line)
I had the opportunity to check out the “Iron Man Tech” exhibit at Innovations at Disneyland in light of the upcoming Iron Man 3 movie set to hit theaters on May 3, 2013.
I was able to walk right in and look at the Iron Man suits..
However, there was a long line about 45 minutes to wait to try on the virtual suit. You stand on a tech looking circular pad and follow Jarvis’ instructions.
The virtual simulator was able to configure on the screen the Iron Man suit to my body shape.
It was very innovative, and I’m surprised that the program was able to find the different heights from people. There was a little boy who tried on the suit and even made Iron Man dance.
I loved the ambiance of the area, it really kept to the Iron Man theme and even had Jarvis talking about the suits. Very cool. Would I recommend that you try it and see? I don’t see why not– after all, who knows when the exhibit will stay up at Disneyland.
Iron Man props straight from the movie exhibited at Iron Man Tech.
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