Becoming Ironman

Out of all the Marvel heroes, my son M likes IRONMAN the most.  I think it’s because he identifies himself with Tony Stark, the man behind the iron mask.  With no special powers from a ring  (like Green Lantern) and not having been bitten by a lab spider (like Spiderman), Tony Stark’s power comes from having a brilliant mind.  He is good-looking, rich, kind-hearted at the core and seems to have  a humorous but dead-on point of view about everything.  I remember M chuckling inside the movie house after Robert Downey Jr. said, “ My old man had a philosophy : peace means having a bigger stick than the other guy.“

RDJ on comic book

Good looks and riches can only take you so far. Super brains plus Saving-the-world-intentions equals SUPERHERO!

 

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Robert Downey Jr. as Ironman – Half hero, half

 

 

 

FINDING IRONMAN IN DISNEYLAND

It was really quite a surprise when we saw the INNOVENTIONS attraction at Disneyland Anaheim.  Expecting to see only Mickey, the Disney Princesses and Santa (because it was Christmastime),  my boy shouted  “Look Dad,  they have an Ironman show!”  We hurriedly went up the three- storey winding platform and “gasp”  – caught the Marvel-ous show .

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These lifesize suits of armor delighted my boy to no end.

 

 

 

 

Fronting the attraction is a display of different Ironman prototypes.  M looked at each one  and for the first time he said ,”Mom , please take my picture!.. I’ll pose anywhere you like!”  🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUITING UP

Then it was time for M to become IRONMAN.  Hubby A and I were very happy to see M all excited and giddy as he followed the park attendant. First, he was asked to stand still and then move his arms slowly in an up and down motion so the machine can plot his body.

 

Ironman first steps

DID YOU KNOW? J.A.R.V.I.S. stands for Just A Rather Very Intelligent System. It is the artificially intelligent computer of  Tony Stark that is programmed to have a male voice and to speak in a British accent. Paul Bettany is the voice of J.A.R.V.I.S in the movie.

 

ARMOR ON

Then it was time for the virtual reality experience. Piece by piece the machine put the Ironman steel costume on M. His smile grew bigger and bigger and his eyes were in total amazement as this was happening.

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M becomes IRONMAN! After the suit was placed on him, he was able to play pretend for a good five minutes. Definitely, a dream come true for my little Tony Stark!

 WHEN TONY IS HAPPY , EVERYONE IS HAPPY

After  M was finished becoming Ironman, the mood was set for the day.  He said, “Ok I’m ready to meet the Disney Princesses !”  So with that, we headed back to the main grounds. Big brother M was more than happy to accompany his little sister watch the Disney parade. 🙂

Stay tuned for my  DISNEYLAND theme park review PART TWO! Coming up very soon!

M with the Ironman suits of steel

M with the Ironman suits of steel — MARK I to MARKVII

13 replies
  1. Zetti says:

    Wow! That was cool M! I can see your big smiles. :). That was a good experience that you’ll treasure for a life time. 🙂

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  2. Bong Sinon says:

    What a fulfilling moment for M experiencing the virtual thing becoming an IRONMAN. My son Echo would definitely like this as this is also his favourite Marvel Super Hero.
    For an “ARMOUR ON” is it also allowed for an adult? I’d like also to experience it……hehehe!

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    • thebusyqueenp says:

      Yes, the virtual experience is open to kids and adults alike! Actually there were more grown-ups than kids when we lined up. I’m sure you and your son will have a fun time . Thanks for the comment!

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  3. haroldmonica1989 says:

    Each boy has his own superhero. My son, Daniel Harold, followed Harry Potter! Ha ha ha! Ironic huh? Daniel Harold following Daniel Radcliff(e?). We can not question our kids’ hero worship, I guess. They see something in a character that identifies them to such. We were that way, too, I suppose. Bet you didn’t know that I always dreamt I was Wonder Woman, eh Paulyne? Ha ha ha! To superheroes then and now, keep inspiring our children!

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    • thebusyqueenp says:

      Wonderwoman? I never would have guessed that in a million years! I identified with Nancy Drew. 🙂 As long as the children look up to positive role models, I’m okay with that.

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