Today is National Superhero Day, and there’s no place better to enjoy superheroes than Orlando, Florida.
From theme park experiences and the largest comic convention in the Southeast to investigating the science behind the superhero, this summer Orlando is unleashing its powers over super fans everywhere.
Here are the Top 5 reasons why a visit to Orlando should be on your summer to-do list if you love superheroes:
1] Walt Disney World is hosting an Incredible Summer with The Incredibles Take Over Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom – 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, and party with the animated superhero family.
The Guardians of the Galaxy will also Take the Stage 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.
Both events are included with park admission. Visit disneyworld.com for more information or to purchase tickets and vacation packages.
2] Universal Orlando is home to Marvel Super Hero Island, where guests can enjoy the following:
The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man – Strap on your 3D glasses and join The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man®. You’ll soar above the streets, scale skyscrapers, and battle sinister villains at every turn. I love this attraction and you’ll love hanging with Spidey.
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, which recently received an upgraded queue experience.
Dr. Doom’s Freefall – One of Marvel’s supreme super villains needs to test his latest invention, a machine that sucks fear out of people to use as a weapon against the Fantastic Four. Dr. Doom’s henchmen will strap you into a seat, blast you 185 feet into the sky and then—without a second to catch your breath—hurl you back down with a face-melting force.
Meet Spider-Man and the Marvel® Super Heroes – Don’t miss this chance to meet Spider-Man, Captain America, Cyclops, Wolverine, Storm and Rogue, as well as Marvel Villains like Dr. Doom and The Green Goblin. Your family will love these photo-ops!
Marvel Character Dinner (New as of Dec. 2017) – 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.
Access to Marvel Super Hero Land is included with park admission. Admission to the dinner is additional. Visit universalorlando.com for more information or to purchase tickets and vacation packages.
3] Madame Tussauds Orlando at I-Drive 360 will open a new Justice League experience inside the celebrated wax attraction on May 25th.
“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.
Visit madametussauds.com/orlando for tickets and more information.
4] Get into the science behind superheroes at the Orlando Science Center when it opens the summer traveling exhibit, “Hall of Heroes.”
Running May 26 – September 3, 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.
Visit osc.org for more information, or tickets.
5] MegaCon 2018 is the Southeast’s largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming event, and it returns to Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center May 24-27. Among the many guests are on-screen superheroes Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Charlie Cox (Marvel’s Daredevil), Amy Jo Johnson (Power Rangers), and the Black Lightning cast (Cress Williams, Nafessa Williams, and China McClain).
Visit MegaConOrlando.com for tickets and more information.
There are also great places to gather with fellow superhero fans, like Gods & Monsters and The Geek Easy.
So whether you love your superheroes in tights and a cape (“No Cape!” says Edna) or in full armour, plan your summer visit to Orlando now. Go to visitorlando.com for planning tools.
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