It may be nighttime here in the US, but over in Hong Kong, it’s March 31st, which can only mean one thing: Ant-Man and The Wasp: Nano Battle is officially open! We have a special, full-length POV ride video for you to experience this attraction without ever having to board a plane, and a full photo tour of the queue and ride interior. Let’s gear up and get in there.
These are some of the posters you see on the way in, explaining the EMP Blasters installed on each D/AGR, or Defense/Assault Ground Rover ride vehicle.
You also get to learn who the scientists behind S.H.I.E.L.D – Division of Science and Technology are.
A poster breaking down the components of “The Dagger” D/AGR, or Defense/Assault Ground Rover ride vehicle, with its lightweight stealth armor and remote piloting capabilities.
The last poster in this lineup gives some insight into Stark Industries.
As always, we’re suckers for themed trash cans, especially these Stark Expo ones.
This new attraction sends guests on a critical mission with Ant-Man and The Wasp, who have answered Iron Man’s call for support in defending Hong Kong against Hydra’s attack. Stars Paul Rudd (Ant-Man) and Evangeline Lilly (The Wasp) appear in some charming vignettes in the queue as you prep to board.
The queue features artifacts and research items from more than a dozen Marvel movies, TV shows, and comics.
Much like the attraction it replaced (Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters), it’s a shooting arcade attraction where guests use blasters to fight Arnim Zola and his army of Hydra swarm bots.
During the ride, guests shoot at 3 kinds of targets, shrinking down in the second half of the ride. As these are “remote-piloted”, riders don’t control the spinning, either. Not much moves in the ride, but much of the tech was lifted from Buzz Lightyear Planet Rescue in Shanghai Disney, with projection-based targets that respond when hit.
As a WDWNTip, look for purple targets for point bonuses.
And without much further ado, here’s our full POV ride-through of Ant-Man and The Wasp: Nano Battle:
This is the second Marvel attraction to open in Tomorrowland at Hong Kong Disneyland after the Iron Man Experience, which opened back in January 2017. However, we suspect that even more Marvel will be arriving in the park in the coming years.
If you’re looking to ride without the wait, Priority Admission (a form of FastPass, essentially) is currently being sold to guests for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Nano Battle! in packages. It ranges from $199 to $299 (HKD). Depending on the package, there’s a hotel guest discount, too. Otherwise, no free FastPasses are currently being offered for this attraction.
Interested in checking out all the Ant-Man and The Wasp merchandise that was released for the opening? Check out the full line of merch here!
So… who’s going to Hong Kong Disneyland to check this out?