Superheroes Infiltrate Travel Experiences in Orlando and Beyond

Guardians of the Galaxy – Awesome Mix Live, coming to Epcot on June 9th

National Superhero Day is observed annually on April 28. And what better way to celebrate the annual holiday than at some of the AWESOME superhero attractions found around the country? Marvel attractions are EVERYWHERE this day in age, from traveling attractions to permanent ones at Disney parks around the world, there is surely no shortage of superhero fun happening around the world.

Here is just SOME of the current and upcoming Superhero fun you can find around the country and beyond:

The Incredibles take over Tomorrowland at Walt Disney World Resort

Guests can party with Mr. Incredible, Mrs. Incredible, and Frozone from Disney•Pixar’s “The Incredibles” and the soon-to-be blockbuster “Incredibles 2.” Edna Mode, the greatest superhero costume designer, will also make her debut appearance. Each evening, guests can enjoy a “SUPER” dance party on the Rocket Tower Stage.

Guardians of the Galaxy – Awesome Mix Live, coming to Epcot on June 9th

Guardians of the Galaxy – Awesome Mix Live, coming to Epcot on June 9th

ALL-NEW Guardians of the Galaxy show at Epcot

Star-Lord and Gamora from “Guardians of the Galaxy” will join an alien band, taking guests on a journey through the cosmos. The party will feature hits from Awesome Mixtapes 1 and 2 – fun and favorite tunes from the two movies’ soundtracks – building the anticipation for a new Epcot Guardians of the Galaxy attraction, set to debut by 2021. The show will kick off on June 9th  at Epcot.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission BREAKOUT! at Disney's California Adventure

Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission BREAKOUT! at Disney’s California Adventure

Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission BREAKOUT! at Disneyland Resort

Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! DCA will host a Guardians-themed dance party as well as meet and greets with the tree-like Groot and other Marvel celebs. For a limited run during what the park is calling “Summer of Heroes,” visitors will also be able to participate in an Avengers Training Initiative, watch Black Widow arrive in style, and purchase Marvel-ous food and doodads.


And of course, Disney World isnt the only theme park with MarvelOUS attractions. Universal Orlando Resort is home to some of the most groundbreaking Marvel attractions ever! Including:

The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man at Islands of Adventure

The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man at Islands of Adventure

The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man

Strap on your 3D glasses and join The Amazing Adventures of SpiderMan®. You’ll soar above the streets, scale skyscrapers, and battle sinister villains at every turn.

The Incredible Hulk Coaster

Deep inside Dr. Bruce Banner’s lab, you climb inside his gamma-ray accelerator. Warning lights flash. See what happens next on The Incredible Hulk Coaster

NEW – Marvel Character Dinner

Team-up with your favorite Super Heroes after a long day of adventures and defeat the most formidable foe of all—your empty stomach. You’re dining at Cafe 4™ when in walk Captain America, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Cyclops, Storm and Rogue. This is no ordinary dinner. This is the Marvel Character Dinner, an experience that no true believer can miss.

More details can be found here.


Six Flags is DC SUPERHERO CENTRAL

Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Coaster – Six Flags Fiesta Texas

SIX FLAGS FIESTA TEXAS will be introducing the ALL-NEW Wonder Woman Golden Lasso roller coaster for 2018! WONDER WOMAN Golden Lasso Coaster features a spectacular straight-down 90-degree drop. You’ll call upon your own Super Hero strength to face two airtime hills, an 180-degree stall and a zero-g roll. Walk through a Princess Diana in Themyscira visual storyline featuring tropical foliage and Steve Trevor’s crashed plane.

Not to mention all of the EXCITING DC themed attractions Six Flags has throughout all of their parks nationwide, including the incredible Justice League: Battle for Metropolis dark ride, which can be found at several Six Flags parks throughout the country.


Marvel Universe Live!

Marvel Universe Live!

Marvel Universe Live!

There is also a variety of smaller, but just as exciting Marvel attractions for families to enjoy, including the action-packed Marvel Universe Live! The show features more than 25 Marvel Super Heroes and Villains in an original story that brings the most Marvel characters together in one new production.  It features the world’s most iconic Super Heroes and villains performing high-energy stunts, world-class motorcycle tricks and monumental aerial maneuvers in an original adventure. The tour goes through March 2019.


Madame Tussauds Orlando will open a new Justice League experience for superhero fans inside the celebrated wax attraction.

Madame Tussauds Orlando will open a new Justice League experience for superhero fans inside the celebrated wax attraction.

“Justice League: A Call for Heroes” – Madame Tussauds Orlando

Madame Tussauds Orlando will open a new Justice League experience for superhero fans inside the celebrated wax attraction. Opening this summer, “Justice League: A Call for Heroes” allows guests to jump in on the action as a loyal sidekick to Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, Henry Cavill’s Superman and Ben Affleck’s Batman as they fight to save the world from Lex Luthor. Replica props and costumes related to each superhero character’s wax figure will provide an added dimension of authenticity and realism to the immersive experience.

Get into the Science behind Superheroes at the Orlando Science Center

Get into the Science behind Superheroes at the Orlando Science Center

Hall of Heroes,” running May 26 – September 3 at the Orlando Science Center

The Orlando Science Center invites guests to unmask the summer traveling exhibit, “Hall of Heroes,” running May 26 – September 3. Visitors will discover the origins of popular super heroes and identify which superpower category they identify with: “Powers of the Body,” “Powers of the Mind,” “Mastery,” “Gadgets,” and “The Elements.” Test out these various powers and the science behind them, with the chance to interact with movie props, replicas and rare artifacts from major motion pictures and television shows.


MEGACON Orlando - The Southeast's largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming event.

MEGACON Orlando – The Southeast’s largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming event.

MEGACON Orlando

Fan of pop culture conventions? Then be sure to check out the annual MEGACON event in Orlando. This is the Southeast’s largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming event. Get the inside scoop on your favorite fandoms and series, hang out at celebrity panels and shop unique gifts all under one roof. The event returns May 24-27, 2018 in Orlando, when guests can meet super heroes like Aqua Man (Jason Momoa), Daredevil (Charlie Cox), The Original Pink Power Ranger (Amy Jo Johnson) and more.


Iron Man Experience at Hong Kong Disneyland

Iron Man Experience at Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland

 

Heading out of the country for National Superhero Day? No worries! Hong Kong Disneyland welcomes do-gooder Tony Stark along with his Stark Expo and Iron Man Experience. The Tomorrowland attraction includes exhibits and interactive displays of Stark Industries technology and innovations. The attraction is a motion simulator ride that uses cabins and media screens similar to the Star Wars-themed Star Tours at Disneyland, Disney World, and other parks. Passengers take an exhilarating, if relatively uneventful 3-D flight above downtown Hong Kong aboard the Expo Edition Iron Wing Mark VIII until — in typical theme park fashion — things go horribly wrong.


Whether Marve or DC, there is bound to be some sort of Superhero attraction near you. And we have not seen the end of incredible Superhero attractions at theme parks. Disney recently announced a MASSIVE Marvel Land for both Disneyland Resort and Disneyland Paris What will you be doing on National Superhero Day?

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Clint Gamache started Thrillgeek back in 2013 to share his love of theme parks, pop culture and other geeky stuff with the world. He can be found on Twitter @iamcgeed

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