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.“
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 .
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!” :)
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.
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.
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!