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The Marvel Experience Wraps Up Early, Leaves Many Sad Iron Men and Women

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | July 06, 2015

The Marvel Experience Wraps Up Early, Leaves Many Sad Iron Men and Women


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Sad news out of the potentially awesome comic-book theme park business — The Marvel Experience tour is ending prematurely.

Deadline Hollywood’s Ross A. Lincoln reports the traveling theme park installation will shutter with its Philadelphia opening, leaving Hulk fans and Iron Man faithful to entertain themselves with “Avengers” movies instead.

Lincoln explains, “Debuting earlier this year with appearances in Phoenix, Dallas and San Diego, the show was retooled before the current run, which was also meant to include stops in Chicago, New York and St. Louis, following Philadelphia. No reason for the cancellation was given, but refunds will be provided.”

Now we aren’t quite sure what we are missing out on. A video posted last December promised nothing short of an amazing experience at an attraction that will now die a quick and sudden Agent Coulson death.

The following ad hints at a raucous good time for fans of all ages:

This video shows off a “Holo-blaster Training Simulator,” which resembles a highfalutin video game akin to Duck Hunt:

The tour’s website still shows dates for Chicago, New York City and St. Louis — although there are no listings once you actually click to buy tickets.

The website offers the following on available attractions: “You will smash villains as Hulk, fly as Iron Man, shoot energy beams with Vision, and scale buildings with Spidey! Your journey will take you through the amazing 3D 360 degree Stereoscopic full-Dome projection theater before taking flight in the thrilling motion ride.”

It certainly sounds like the kind of entertainment we would pay handsomely to enjoy, so it begs some interest as to what exactly went wrong, especially when you consider how popular Marvel is as a brand.

Unfortunately, we are now left to simply daydream about being a superhero with amazing powers.


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