PHOTOS, VIDEO: Celebrate One Year of Ant-Man and The Wasp: Nano Battle! at Hong Kong Disneyland with a Full POV Ride-Through
One year ago, on March 31st, the long-awaited Ant-Man and The Wasp: Nano Battle officially opened at Hong Kong Disneyland. A glorified shooter attraction notorious for being “on time and under budget”, we’ve riffed on this one quite a few times over the past year, but nevertheless, we were pretty thrilled to be among the first to ride it. In celebration of the attraction’s first anniversary, 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. Now, 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. This is just one of many outposts for the overall network of Marvel-themed lands across all Disney Parks.
As a reminder, all Disney Parks across the globe, including Hong Kong Disneyland, are currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, thanks to photo and video posts like these, guests from around the world can experience these attractions from the comfort of their own homes.