You Need to Visit This 'Iron Man' Exhibit at Disneyland

You Need to Visit This 'Iron Man' Exhibit at Disneyland

Apr 16, 2013

If, like us, you can't wait for Marvel's Phase Two of movies to kick off on May 3 with Iron Man 3, Disneyland is here to help. Beginning on April 13 at the Innoventions exhibit in Tomorrowland at the California theme park, visitors will be able to walk through an exact replica of the Hall of Armor from Tony Stark's Malibu mansion. The suits on display in the "Iron Man Tech Presented by Stark Industries" exhibit are authentic movie armors -- Mark I-VII -- featured in Iron Man 3.

Through "augmented reality technology," visitors are also able to virtually suit up and operate the latest pieces of Mark 42 armor, which is about as close as we non-Avengers will ever get to feeling what it's like to be in an Iron Man suit. There is also a gallery of Iron Man 3 art to peruse on the way out and, if you you visit between April 13 and 19, you can take home an exclusive Iron Man 3 poster after your visit.

Here are the official details about the Iron Man armor on display:

The Hall of Armor:

  • Mark I – Tony Stark built his first Iron Man armor from a “box of scraps” while imprisoned in an enemy camp, and actually used the suit to make his escape. Tony had a little trouble with the flight system, which he didn’t perfect until the Mark II.
  • Mark II – The Mark II is more streamlined than the Mark I and looks more like the Iron Man we know today. It also introduced a holographic heads-up display and remote assistance from JARVIS, Tony’s personal artificial intelligence operating system.
  • Mark III – Tony developed the signature Iron Man red and gold color scheme for the Mark III. The suit also includes armor that can withstand fighter jet fire and explosive shells.
  • Mark IV – Tony introduced the Mark IV to the world in 2010 when he made a dramatic landing onstage at the Stark Expo in Flushing Meadows, New York.
  • Mark V – The Mark V is a suit Tony reserves only for emergencies and can retract into a suitcase carried by Tony’s bodyguard, Happy Hogan. It is capable of low altitude flight thanks to its light weight.
  • Mark VI – The Mark VI is incredibly durable and can withstand prolonged and heavy combat situations, such as Iron Man’s little tussle with Thor in the mountains of Germany.
  • Mark VII – Tony first deployed the Mark VII armor during the Battle of New York, when Loki threw him out a window of his penthouse apartment in Stark Tower. The Mark VII can fold into a large pod equipped with repulsors and foldout wings that enable it to fly. The suit is capable of supersonic speeds and even carried Tony through a wormhole and into deep space.
  • Mark 42 – After the Battle of New York, Tony decided to create different Iron Man armors for every threat you can imagine – here on Earth and out in space. The Mark 42 is equipped with proprietary Stark Industries prehensile technology that enables Tony to “call” his suit to him.  Each piece of armor then flies to Tony and attaches itself to him one-by-one, assembling the entire suit right onto his body.

The augmented reality technology scans your body and suits you up in Iron Man armor:

Once suited up, users will be able to fly in simulator and shoot at targets:

Also on display are various images from Iron Man 3, including this shot of Tony Stark in a phone both with his armor outside:



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