It might be the smallest Disneyland in the world, but Hong Kong’s Theme Park will soon be the most super, as they unveil plans for the site to host an area dedicated specifically to Marvel’s superheroes. Ever since Disney bought Marvel, many have been waiting for a move like this, tying the two entities together within Disney’s theme park brand, and there have always been rumors, but this is the first official announcement made.
According to the Hollywood Reporter the announcement about the Marvel section at Hong Kong Disneyland was made by the city’s financial chief, John Tsang Chun-wah who said it would be, “the first of its kind in the world” and would launch in “the coming few years.” The local press say it will be done by 2017. The park, which is 52 percent owned by the city’s government, will pay for the project with its operating surpluses, according to Tsang.
No details were given on what exactly would be in this area, including whether or not it might involve new rides. Decisions have yet to be made about one or two characters who will be introduced as the centerpieces to the addition.
If I had to guess, Avengers and Spider-Man are a given, considering they did huge in the international market.
In the states, American Marvel fans are still hoping for the day when Marvel sections might be added to their parks. Unfortunately, the answer appears to be Not any time soon for Walt Disney World in Florida, due to pre-existing deals between Universal Studios and Marvel (there is a Marvel section at Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Orlando that has been there since 1999).