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The Marvel Experience, the $30 million high-tech traveling theme park, has abruptly come to the end of the road.
The Associated Press reports the “hyper-reality” show announced Sunday that Philadelphia, intended as the kickoff of its summer tour, will be its only stop. Planned multi-day runs in New York, Chicago and St. Louis have been canceled, but no reason has been given. Refunds will be available.
All 13 characters have been revealed for The Marvel Experience interactive tour, and at least a couple may surprise you.
As depicted in the above image, debuted by Yahoo, the usual suspects — Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and the Incredible Hulk — will be joined by Wolverine, Black Widow, Nick Fury, Maria Hill, The Vision, She-Hulk, Iron Fist and Black Panther.
“This is the only place you’ll see them together, and we’re proud of that,” Rick Licht, CEO of tour producer Hero Ventures, is quoted as saying. That’s in part because the film rights to Wolverine and Spider-Man are held by Fox and Sony, respectively.
The first cities and dates have been revealed for The Marvel Experience, billed as “a first-of-its-kind, hyper-reality attraction.”
At a press conference held today at the Marvel booth at New York Comic Con, producer Hero Ventures announced the tour will hold previews Dec. 12-Jan. 2 in Phoenix before staging its world premiere Jan. 9 in Dallas. From there, it will head to San Diego and San Francisco before moving to the East Coast. Additional stops will be announced later; the tour will remain in each city for about three weeks.
Hero Ventures has unveiled concept art of the 2-acre domed complex for The Marvel Experience, its $30 million interactive tour set to launch in the spring.
Announced in August, the traveling attraction is characterized as a “first-person superhero adventure,” with audiences becoming part of the action through state-of-the-art multimedia technology, including a 4D motion ride and 3D-animated features.
The Marvel Experience is designed to resemble a S.H.I.E.L.D. mobile command center, with the Dome reach more than six stories in height. Inside, there will be a maze of connected domes that lead guests through interactive games and original animated short films that lead to the centerpiece, the motion ride.